Fresh Nova Scotia Oysters - Ruisseau Oysters
Shell Game: Growing Oysters Is A "Pile Of Work"
By Bill Spurr
They fell in love, with each other and with the Yarmouth County lake, and Nolan dreamed of being able to build a house and make a living here. He was a lobster fisherman, and although he hated it, he didn’t tell Kim that.
“You don’t want to tell a girl you don’t like your job,” he thought.
The water of Eel Lake is so clear you can see crabs scurrying along, mussels growing on the bottom and, sometimes a fish called a tautog, along with, of course, a fair number of eels.
But Nolan did find a way to make a living here, to get off the lobster boats although he still works on a herring seiner, and now all those creatures are outnumbered by his oysters.
Four million of them.
2012 Consumer Choice Product of the Year Award Winner
Ruisseau Oysters was recently named the 2012 Consumer Chocie Product of the Year from Taste of Nova Scotia.
The Taste of Nova Scotia’s Prestige Awards of Excellence began being awarded in 2007. These awards provide annual opportunity for Taste of Nova Scotia members and the public to celebrate and honour the people who produce, develop, export, prepare and serve the best quality local food and culinary experiences in the province. Read the full article here.
Nestled in the clean cold waters of Eel Lake in Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova Scotia is a plump, delicious oyster with a taste so intense that after trying one you will wipe the juice from your chin and look for another...
The Ruisseau Oyster
Tours of our site
May - October
Visitors to our area can stop in for a boat ride tour to see the habitat of our oysters, their stages of growth and how it grown out.