The best
nature has to offer

Perfected.

38° North Oysters
Premium oysters. Perfect chilled, grilled and breaded. From the world's best oyster habitat — made better.
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38° North. It’s a latitude (the perfect one, in fact, for growing oysters). It’s a temperature (38° is ideal for packing and shipping these little gems — keeping them and you safe and healthy). And 38° North is a philosophy.

At 38° North, we believe that the best oysters are grown harnessing the best nature has to offer. We grow ours in the “big waters” of the Chesapeake Bay, tapping all that energy to create firm and meaty oysters with just the right balance of salinity.

And because we grow them in a floating cage farm environment, we're able to perfect their shape, size and health.

WE GOT INTO THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE WE THINK OYSTERS ARE ONE OF NATURE’S PERFECT FOODS. THEY HAVE THE POWER TO NOURISH — BOTH THE PEOPLE WHO EAT THEM AND THE ECOSYSTEM WHERE THEY GROW. WE HEAR THEY ALSO HAVE SOME OTHER SUPERPOWERS. BUT WE’LL LEAVE THOSE FOR YOU TO DISCOVER.
our oysters


There are five kinds of oysters grown in the world — two of them native to the United States. 38° North is perfecting the only oyster native to the Eastern United States, the Crassostrea virginica, or the Eastern oyster.


HEALTH & WELL BEING

We add no pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. The “big water” environment minimizes the impact of any natural impurities. And our harvesting, storage and distribution process ensures oysters are quickly iced at a temperature ideal for maintaining flavor and safety.


LOCAL FLAVOR

Like a fine wine, an oyster’s flavor is influenced by its environs. Drawing from the perfectly balanced salinity of the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern oyster grown here is typically mild and slightly sweeter than its West Coast brethren. 38° North oysters are cultivated to capture the best flavors of the Bay. We're able to grow them to just the size right for you, from two to five inches.


ourteam

38° North’s growing team of aquaculturists are largely home grown on Maryland’s Western Shore — business men (and women) and watermen who are equally passionate about the charm and powers of the legendary Chesapeake Bay, the oysters they’re perfecting in its churning waters, and the opportunity to contribute to a healthy, natural and sustainable ecosystem.

JD Blackwell
COO (Chief Oyster Officer)

JD is the consummate trade master — that is, always ambitiously focused on mastering the trade at hand.  Maryland’s Western Shore is home and paradise to JD, who has turned entrepreneurial, sales and development savvy into creating the ideal growth environment for the ideal food — oysters.

Daniel Rebarchick
Consigliere & Field Crew Manager

No, no, no — not the kind immortalized in The Godfather. Chip is part advisor, part strategist and all waterman, working with the 38 North team to analyze Bay conditions and perfect oyster growth patterns and processes.  

Tommy Perry
Field Crew Manager

Tommy earned a business degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, joining 38° North in 2013 as all around field operator. And by “field,” we mean the wide open waters of the Chesapeake.

The Farm
  • AN OYSTER PARADISE
    38° North sits among the picturesque shores of Maryland’s Western Shore.
  • NATURE, PERFECTED
    The 38° North farm at sunrise.
  • BAY FLAVOR
    38° North oysters capture the flavors of the Bay and its environs. Custom-grown, from two to five inches in length.
  • BIG WATER, BEST OYSTERS
    Harnessing the energy of the Chesapeake, our oysters are meatier than many of their brethren, with just the right balance of salinity.
  • THE ART OF PREPARATION
    Grilled, breaded, chilled…there are as many options for preparation of 38° North oysters as there are oysters in the sea.
  • DOOR TO DOOR
    38° North oysters are shipped at the perfect temperature, right to your door.
38° North is a series of farms along the banks of Maryland’s Western Shore, the southern-most tip of Maryland where the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River meet in a picturesque kaleidoscope of sea and natural wetlands.

Contact Us
301-872-5051
Post Office Box 2  â€¢  Scotland, Maryland 20687