This is the last of an incredible array of events that Bernice d’Entremont arranged for us during our short time in Pubnico. You can always find the best Eel Lake Oyster Farm hotel for your needs when you book with us on They farm millions of oysters here: about 4 million. They have over a thousand cages at this point. Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Filed Under: Atlantic Provinces, Canadian Fish, Nova Scotia Tagged With: Colton d'Entremont, Eel Lake, Kim d'Entremont, Nolan d'Entremont, Nova Scotia. It doesn’t get any more authentic East Coast than this! Appreciate you chiming in! Dez. There are mutant oysters, too! The Ruisseau Oyster is nurtured in Eel Lake, a tidal lake with approximately 2.5 per cent salinity, and The Salt Bay Oyster, which is grown out in an ocean lease and offers full salinity at 3.5 per cent. Congratulations to Eel Lake Oyster Farm on their Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award for product of the year. They continue to grow in oyster baskets. Definitely check them out if you are in the area. They were being flipped about every two weeks when we were there. Awaken your senses – taste the difference a Ruisseau oyster makes. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova Scotia. Deon Oyster Company Ltd. In July, they check the lake for oyster larvae by towing a plankton net behind the boat. Nolan was quoted by Bill Spur, “Whether it is because the lake is relatively shallow, and thus warmer, or because of its salinity — 22 per cent compared with 31 per cent for ocean water — there seems to be something special about this water.”. I was in awe. Deon Oyster Company Ltd. The larvae grow naturally in Eel Lake, Nolan explains; the process that enables greater success for larvae growth will be shown at the end of the tour. The way Nolan does it is apparently a dying art. This morning, Vanja met me at the Acadian Museum, but had missed the early morning activities which had already included the Acadian Breakfast at the Dennis Point Café, the rappie pie making at d’Eons, the visit to the Acadian Village for the Famous Pubnico Molasses Cookie. The Chinese hats and all apparatus are hung to dry. That is a very big deal. Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd. is one of ten companies that will be celebrated at the 2016 provincial EAA awards ceremony in Halifax. He takes us to one of two oyster beds he farms on the lake. 🙂 Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ste. Real Food Traveler is your insiders guide to the authentic regional foods around the world. I would like to include 1 or 2 pictures of oyster farms in Canada, and stumbled on you visit to Eel Lake Oyster Farm. 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Canadian Food Recipes; Preserving Canadian Food Practices, June 27, 2014 by Valerie Lugonja 7 Comments. The baskets are colour coded to the size gauge the guys are using which you can see below. About Eel Lake Oyster Farm: Eel Lake Oyster Farm is a family-owned business that offers two unique brands of oysters. There are 200 oysters inside of each basket and the baskets are housed inside of the cages. V. Was just connected to your posts about Nova Scotia. Of course, they taste as good as their perfectly shaped counterparts, but that’s how fickle we consumers are. Anne du Ruisseau. very cool experience. It started with Lobster Fishing, then eating the Lobster and learning the Pubnico Heritage recipe for cooking Lobster, dining at The Red Cap Restaurant, and that was all after 3pm the day we arrived. We expect everything to look perfect, too. Why not take a boat tour on the brackish waters of Eel Lake with your own oyster expert as your tour guide. You’ll be shucking glad you did! Nova Scotia Tourism Agency – Travel Media AFTER WORDS: I just heard the word “seining” this year and have so many reasons to return to this cultural treasure trove of Canada. Of course I thought these little mollusks grew clean and perfectly shaped, one at a time. Nolan and Kim work closely with Trout Point Lodge as they serve the Ruisseau Oyster on their menu; they also engage clients in oyster fishing experiences with Eel Lake Farm and cooking classes back at the lodge. The oyster-gro system remains out in the lake year round. Scotia’s finest! That was surprising to me; however, I learned so much about growing oysters and have an even greater appreciation for what it takes to get them to my plate. Eel farm tour and eel lunch Select from our menu, including dishes such as unaju (unagi served with a sweet soy-based sauce) and a shirayaki (salted unagi) set meal. Fishermen are rarely lost at sea, and Nolan has a good grip of what is swimming beneath his boat. Topics : Eel Lake Oyster Farm , Atlantic Herring Co-op , Full Bay Scallop Association , Nova Scotia , Yarmouth County , Clare By Tina Comeau THE VANGUARD Sherman d’Entremont is asked, if had a magic wand what is the one thing he would fix about the aquaculture industry? Nolan acknowledges that this work is a labour of love and very demanding; however, much less intense than lobster fishing. What a lovely moment. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova Scotia, 902-648-3472, The ample meaty morsel is intense in flavour with a creamy texture and just the right amount of chew. SUBSCRIBE TO A CANADIAN FOODIE Dez. DEon Oyster Company is a family business who manages 50 acres of oyster growing space. The Nolan’s Boot would be too big for my palate, but appreciate the humour found in the most unexpected corners of this business. The oysters are poured into a large rotating bin that washes them, and then they come onto this vibrating belt. Recently, he introduced floating bag technology which has reduced labour costs and this venture has proven phenomenal for growth and appearance. t. @pamatnovascotia, I sure will, Pam! The ample meaty morsel is intense in flavour and creamy in texture with a crisp finish and just the right amount of chew. This is surprising for an East coast oyster, as they are usually smaller than their West coast counterparts, more mild and brinier. We were traveling from Pubnico to Cape Breton after our tour of the Eel Lake Oyster Farm, so with that long drive ahead, he needed his rest, but he was not about to miss an opportunity like this.