Totten Inlet oysters are grown in their namesake body of water. Totten Inlet, in the south Puget Sound, is one of the most prolific oyster producing bodies of water in the state. These oysters start their lives in a hatchery until they are ready to be transferred to mesh grow out bags and staked directly onto the beach. The bags serve a dual purpose in protection from predators and from getting blown down the beach during rough weather.
Once the oysters are near market size, the bags are dumped out directly onto the beach to finish. The south sound is very nutrient rich creating oysters with a lot of fat (glycogen). Totten Inlet oysters tend to me mild in salinity, followed by a sweet finish with a hint of seaweed.