Frequently Asked Questions

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After I place my order, how long does it take for the oysters to arrive?
We are currently harvesting and shipping oysters every Thursday for Friday delivery. When you check out, you have an option to select your desired delivery date.. We always ship FedEx overnight, include your email on your order so you can track your package, we'll send you updates along the way! 
Can I pick up oysters at the farm?
Yes! Go HERE to order oysters for pickup from the farm. Oysters are available for pickup Monday - Saturday from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. At this time you MUST pre-order your oysters and pay ahead of time so that we may facilitate contact free pickup. Orders are packed every day at noon, place your order before noon to pick up same day. If you would like to pick up oysters on Saturday, you MUST place your order on FRIDAY before noon. After placing your order, head to our Farm Store to pick them up right from the cooler!
How long will my oysters last?
They will last 10 days stored in your fridge from the day you receive them.
What is the best way to store them?
Keep them in the mesh bag they arrive in, and place them in a bowl in your fridge. Wet a clean dish cloth and drape it over the bowl so they have some moisture. If storing in the fridge for a few days, dampen the dish cloth every day.
How do you pack your oysters?
We pack them in specialty seafood shipper boxes that have a corrugated cardboard outer layer, and a styrofoam insert inside. We pack the oysters with foodsafe frozen gel packs so that they stay cool during transport. We also pack them rated for 2-day travel, in the event that there is a shipping delay. 
 
Do you sell pre-shucked oysters?
We do not currently sell pre-shucked oysters. However, we include a how-to-shuck postcard with each oyster order, and if you ever need a hand, there are many resources online, or you could always give us a call. Another great way to consume oysters if shucking is not your thing is to steam, broil and bake in the oven, or put them on the grill. The heat causes them to pop open with no effort!
What is the difference between Damariscotta River Wild Oysters and Glidden Point Oysters?
Both the Damariscotta River Wilds and Glidden Point Oysters spend the duration of their lives in the same body of water, the Damariscotta River. However, there's a crucial and notable difference between the two. Wild Dams, as we call them affectionately, are wild oysters. This means that they are completely untouched and uncultivated by people until the day that they are plucked out of the river. There is a thriving wild population in the Damariscotta River, and we partner with wild harvesters to purchase their catch, and cull out and purge the wilds in our wet storage. Wilds have fantastic shapes, and sometimes come with a rock, or periwinkle shell that they attached to when they settled. Glidden Points are farm raised oysters that we cultivate and grow, and are handled at many points in their lives so that they have ideal shell shapes, hearty meats, and great flavor. Both are a great option!
What do I do if I have an issue with my order?
We want you to be happy with your order, as take great pride in the oysters that we grow. If you have any issues, please reach out to us at sales@gliddenpoint.com, or give us a call at 207-315-7066 and we will resolve any issues to the best of our abilities.
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