Family owned and operated in Plymouth, Massachusetts – America’s Hometown – Plymouth Rock Oyster Growers (PROG) is a true boutique operation. We have our hands on the oysters from shortly after they’ve hatched until they’re shipped to your restaurant or distribution site.
To ensure that oysters are available to our customers 52 weeks a year, we’re out on our farm just about every day, barring unsafe seas.
PROG is fully integrated with a nursery site, grow-out sites on Ichabod Flat, White Flat and Saquish Head, and a wholesale dealer distribution facility. We are fully licensed to ship anywhere, whether you’re a restaurant next door, a distribution facility somewhere in the United States or a supermarket across the ocean.
We think we’re growing a better small company by doing everything ourselves. Whether designing and building our own equipment, designing our boats, or building our processing and shipping facility, we have one mission in mind – to produce the best quality oyster with the least impact to the environment as possible.
Maybe someday we’ll be a household name, but for now, we’re proud to be what the big guys used to be – a truly homegrown company producing the best-tasting oyster possible.
At PROG, we pride ourselves with a grow-out methodology that maximizes the health of the oysters we ship to you.
We start our seed when the water is warmer and food is abundant, so the oysters are not shocked when being transferred from the hatchery. This replicates more closely what occurs in the oysters’ natural environment.
We strive to grow a healthy and safe oyster. Our oysters are cultivated off the bottom, out of the sediment, in competitive colonies where the oysters thrive.
In order to allow the oysters to develop a denser, deeper shell, we hold our seed an extra year. Then, when they’re at the perfect market size, we harvest them by hand under FDA guidelines for handling safe, quality food.