Perry Raso started digging littlenecks in Point Judith Pond when he was 12 years old. He grew up wild- harvesting shellfish, eel trapping, bull-raking clams and scuba diving for steamers. Before Perry Raso opened Matunuck Oyster Bar, he was an oyster farmer. He founded Matunuck Oyster Farm in 2002, on a seven acre commercial aquaculture lease, on Potter Pond in East Matunuck, Rhode Island. This is where the shellfish nursery, grow-out and maintenance take place.
Farm Owner: Perry Raso
Oyster Varieties: Potter Moons and Matunucks
Location: Potter Pond in East Matunuck, Rhode Island
Distribution: Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative, Wholesale, Retail, Matunuck Oyster Bar