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Visiting Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 19, 2021

Photo by Katie Skrzek

Food & Drink

Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.

 

Sweet Amalia oysters are plump with notes of salt, earthiness, minerality and sweetness. Oysters are grown on the Cape May Peninsula in the waters of the Delaware Estuary known as the Cape Shore Flats. The team uses sustainable practices when harvesting oysters.

 

Oysters

Photo by Katie Skrzek

 

Diners can experience these luscious oysters firsthand at the market and restaurant. Open Thursday–Monday, Sweet Amalia Market & Kitchen serves oyster-focused dishes alongside other seafood and non-seafood options. The menu offers oysters, soup, salads, sides and sandwiches. Sweet Amalia features another local oyster purveyor daily in addition to their own. Enjoy these raw, baked or fried. Soups and salads vary seasonally and typically include seafood chowder and salads of local lettuces. Sandwiches are assembled on house-baked bread. Choose from oyster or clam rolls or non-seafood options like eggplant cutlet, roasted pork or peppers and egg. In addition to the regular menu, daily rotating specials are available. Diners are encouraged to BYOB.

 

Oysters

Photo by Katie Skrzek

 

The market boasts local and national treats, including potato chips, soda, pretzels, jams, cookies, sauces, seasonal produce and other treats.

 

Take a trip to Sweet Amalia or seek out their oysters at your local restaurant.

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