Deon Oyster Company

D’Eon Oyster Co.

There are countless islands, bays and inlets at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, but there's only one Eel Lake that's famous for oysters. And it was Nolan D'Eon and his family who made it so. Nolan used to fish lobster, but after noticing well wild oysters grew in Eel Lake, he switched from the sharp crustacean to the tasty bivalve. The brackish waters are full of nutrients and give the plump Eel Lake oysters a creamy texture with a taste that's buttery and a bit sweet. Watch for the DEon Company's Salt Bay oysters too, grown right beside the lake.

Lower Eel Brook, Nova Scotia