The seasonal Native oyster (ostrea edulis) is native to North-West Europe. It is fairly flat and almost round in shape. The Mersea Native was recently awarded Presidia status by the Slow Food movement. This award aims to protect the Native, which is under threat, but also highlights its exemplary quality. You can mail order and buy these incredible oysters, delivered straight to your door, or choose to pick them up for free from our stand at the world famous Borough Market.