Hollander and de Koning Mussels are grown by the de Koning family in the waters of Mount Desert Island, Maine. The de Konings, sixth generation mussel farmers, moved to Maine from the Netherlands to continue their mussel growing legacy in the States. Besides their beds in Maine, they also continue to operate farms in Holland.
Seed is caught from managed seed beds along the adjacent coasts of Maine. The seed is then spread on private leases where they reattach their byssal threads to the sea floor and to one another. After a year of growth, the mussels are harvested, purged, and de-byssed with a lot of care. The result of all this effort is a superior, bold mussel from Maine.