Live Maine Scallops

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These specific scallops are grown by Father-Son duo Marsden and Bobby Brewer of of Penobscot Bay Scallop Farm, founders of The Maine Aquaculture Co-op. The Co-op exclusively grows Sea Scallops in the nutrient-rich waters of Penobscot Bay. The Co-op is comprised of Maine fishermen and aquaculturists seeking to expand Maine's Seafood producing industries, diversifying income opportunities for Maine fishermen and strengthening coastal communities.
Maine Aquaculture Co-op pioneered scallop farming in Maine with the intent to sell the whole scallop, as is a common practice internationally. Mirroring commonly used methods from Japan, farmers in Maine collect wild spat each fall from the surrounding waters and allow the spat to form a shell and grow through the winter. Once hardy enough to handle, the farmers "seed" their farms with these baby scallops during the summer months. Over the coming months and years, farmers then tend to their farms by optimizing growing conditions, keeping the scallops free from predators and with enough space to feed freely. Depending on the size harvested, a Maine-grown sea scallop could be up to 3 or 4 years old and have been handled numerous times during its time on a farm. Marsden and Bobby grow their scallops to market size using lantern nets, as shown in photos. Read more about their operation in this New York Times article. All photos by Tristan Spinski.
If you would like to pick up at the farm, please email for more details.

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  • Ships Priority night in counts of 24
  • Size: Live scallops will be 3.5-4" across the shell. Please note, no Roe will be present at this time in the season.
  • Shelf life: 5 days from shipment, consume by Easter Sunday.
  • Storage: keep cold in the fridge with a dampened dish cloth draped over them
  • Scallops are shipping for delivery April 14th
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Lin M.
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Tasty live scallops

The scallops arrived still quite alive. We steamed them right away. Wow! They were so good. All of the guests were amazed on the quality of the scallops.

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