We carry clams of all different shapes and sizes
Perfectly Purged Steamers® Mya arenaria
Size: 15 - 20 clams per pound
We buy high quality Maine steamer clams, pick out any broken or oversized product, and rinse them clean with very gentle care. Then we place them in our wet-storage system for a few days to purge out any sand or grit. After wet-storage, we rinse them again and do another quality check before packing them with lots of love. We bubble wrap the bottom, middle, and top, and keep it cool with a gel pack. Packing is the most important step to us because it results in a 100% yield of the most tender and flavorful steamers shipped to you.
Steamer Clams Mya arenaria
Size: 15 - 20 clams per pound
Steamers, also known as Soft-Shell Clams or "Piss Clams," are the same clams used for frying clams. We source our steamers mostly from Maine with supplemented product from Ipswich and Cape Cod. We buy "mud clams" whenever possible because they tend to have less sand or grit. As the name "Steamers" implies, these clams are usually steamed open, and they taste especially delicious steamed in white wine, butter, shallots, garlic, and black pepper.
Hard Shell Clams Mercenaria mercenaria
Countnecks or Littlenecks: 1.25" - 2" -- great for half-shell or appetizers
Topnecks: 2" - 2.75" -- great for half-shell
Cherrystones: 2.75" - 3" -- great for stuffing or chopped
Quahogs or Chowder Clams: 3.5"+ -- great for stuffing or chopped
These hard shell clams are our native species. We buy from cold New England waters only, which means better shelf-life and superior flavor. Our littlenecks are harvested primarily from Falmouth and Cape Cod. These coastal ponds produce the sweetest clams we've ever tasted. The flesh is beautifully colored peach and full of tender meat. We supplement with clams of equal quality from other areas of Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, and Rhode Island.
Manila Clams Tapes japonica
Size: 18 - 24 clams per pound (M) / 25 - 35 clams per pound (S)
Our Manila Clams are harvested on farms throughout Washington and British Columbia. Manila Clams are typically used for steaming and work great as an appetizer or added to pasta dishes.
Cockle Clams Austrovenus stutchburyi
Size: 18 - 24 clams per pound
Our cockles are harvested from the wild beds of southern New Zealand. Southern cockles are our cockle of choice because they are considered better quality due to the colder waters in the southern hemisphere. Cockles are usually steamed and have similar applications to Manila Clams.
Surf Clams Spisula solidissima
Size: 1 - 2 clams per pound
Surf clams usually measure 5 to 7 inches in shell length. The meats have a great, sweet clam flavor and are used in a variety of applications. Uses include minced clams for chowder, clam strips, and sushi.
Razor Clams Ensis directus
Size: 6 - 10 clams per pound
Availability: Limited - depends on tides and weather
Razor clams are only available on large negative tides. This means the tides are below average lows, which typically happens around the full or new moon of each month. We do not recommend placing these on menus due to their limited availability, but they work great for chalkboard specials!
Savory Clams Nuttallia obscurata
Savory Clams are the bycatch of farmed Manila Clams along the shores of the Hood Canal. They have bright purple shells and taste like a cross of Manila clams and Eastern Mahogany clams. They cook quickly and are an excellent addition to bright aromatic dishes.