Is It Wild or Farmed? Most Baby Clams consumed are farmed and we sell a farmed product at The Lobster Place.
Where is it farmed? Baby Clams are farmed throughout the world. The Lobster Place sources Cockles from New Zealand and Manila Clams from California.
How is it farmed? Baby Clams are typically grown on the sea floor and harvested by hand.
Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place sources Baby Clams from distributors like Marinelli Shellfish.
Is it sustainable? Like other bivalves, farming methods for Baby Clams are environmentally sound. Baby Clams do not rely on fishmeal or fish oil as part of their diet, rarely have diseases making chemicals or antibiotics unnecessary, and help to improve the surrounding water quality by cleaning tiny particles and debris. Hand-harvested Baby Clams are the best bet, however the negative effects of dredging are typically short-lived.
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What is the flavor/texture profile?
Cockles: Prized for their deliciously sweet flavor & tiny, soft bellies.
Manilla Clams: Decorative, smaller-sized Pacific clam w/ sweet, tender meat.
How do I Cook it?