Oysters feed by filtering algae, plankton, and other minerals in the ocean water, and
they take on very different characteristics depending on the region. The salt content of the water, the mineral concentration, and the greatness of the tidal exchange of water all impact the end result. Raspberry Point oysters are purchased from local island fishers when they are about 2 inches long, then raised in Raspberry Point waters until they reach a desirable size (the minimum is 3 inches). Because oysters are filtering machines, it only takes about 2 weeks for them to take on the characteristics of a typical Raspberry Point oyster, which is a clean, salty flavour with a distinctly sweet finish.