50 count bag of Merry Mermaids
Harvested on a limited basis.
Profile: Merry Mermaids are the cream of our oyster crop. New York City area chefs created the demand for this size oyster. Due to their shell size, anywhere from 2.25 to 2.5 inches in length, they consistently have a superior meat quality and deep cup. Some may consider Merry Mermaids to be our "Gateway" oyster, they are ideal for serving on the half shell and are easy to shuck.
Handling: Live Oysters are best eaten within a week of harvest but will stay alive longer if carefully handled and kept cold. Simply put in a bowl in your refrigerator and cover with a damp cloth, or put in a cooler and cover with ice. Just make sure your oysters don't sit in standing water. For shucking, see videos of Merry Oysters owner Don Merry at the bottom of Our Process page.
Shipping: Don't worry, we've got this. FedEx Standard Overnight Shipping is included in this price. Merry Oysters ships Monday - Thursday. Orders placed after 6:30 a.m. Thursday thru midnight Sunday will be shipped the following Monday. If you order after 6:30 a.m. and we have not yet finished our daily harvest, we will send out same day and you'll receive an e-mail stating your oysters have shipped (remember oysters will be fresh to eat up to 10 days after harvest). If you want oysters for the weekend order by 6:30 a.m. Thursday and FedEx guarantees your package arrives by 8:00 p.m. Friday. We pack our product in mesh bags in one piece insulated packing boxes with ice packs. They'll get to you fresh and delicious!