*PREORDER* Vertical Bay Live Scallops

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$130
*Please note, scallops are shipping for March 31st delivery only*
These specific scallops are grown by Andrew and Samantha Peters of Vertical Bay, a member farm of The Maine Aquaculture Co-op, that 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. 

The 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. Andrew and Samantha grow their scallops to market size using lantern nets as well as a Japanese ear-hanging technique, where they drill and hand-pin pairs of scallops to dropper lines. Andrew & Sam were recently featured in a Maine Magazine article, read here. 
  • Ships Priority night in counts of 24
  • Size: Live scallops will be 3.5-4" across the shell
  • Scallops are shipping for delivery March 31st
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04/03/2022
Bruce J.
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when the scallops come a rock'in I come a knock'in!

Love opening up my packed scallops and hearing the clickety clack of those live Maine beauties!!!! saut� them or air fry them with a little salt and curry powder and serve them with a bit of lemon/garlic butter and your life will change for the better....INSTANTANEOUSLY...and of course add a bag of oysters to the mix and you have your self a FEAST!!! Just don't let the neighbors see the label on the box...you will never get rid of them!!! Bruce and Marilyn

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