THE ACE BASIN
St. Jude Farms is ideally located in the heart of the ACE Basin. This is one of the most pristine and diverse places in the South Carolina Lowcountry. It is the place where the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers meet and flow into the larger St. Helena Sound. This is a place of islands covered in pine and southern oak and populated by a wide array of animals, including seabirds, deer, bobcats and alligators. Thick marsh grasses lead down to the water’s edge. Creeks wind through the islands and are teeming with fish, crabs, shrimp, dolphins, sharks, and, of course, oysters. It spans approximately 350,000 acres and is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the Atlantic coast and will remain so forever.


These premium oysters are wild caught in the ACE Basin and are carefully hand selected and processed to ensure that the Otter Island Oyster is simply the finest available anywhere. These meaty, salty cup–shaped oysters are perfect to be served on the half shell. These oysters are finished in a purging float to remove silt and improve quality.

These long, salty wild-caught blades grow along the banks of creeks and rivers in pristine salty waters of the ACE Basin. These briny oysters possess the long blade shape long associated with Lowcountry oysters and are suitable to be served on the half shell. These oysters are finished in a purging float to remove silt and improve quality.

These wild-caught select clusters are gathered from the salty waters of the ACE Basin. Their crowd–pleasing briny flavor profile make them perfect for an oyster roast. These oysters are finished in a purging float to remove silt and improve quality.

These farm-raised oysters are raised in floating cages from spat in the pristine waters of the ACE Basin. This unique process allows these premium oysters to thrive in the nutrient–rich upper portion of the water column and ensures a consistent deep-cupped shape and clean shells. These super-premium salty cup–shaped oysters are perfect to be served on the half shell. (Available by January 2015)

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