Clams (Hard Shelled, Farmed)

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[/] Species Name:Mercenaria mercenaria Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Hard clams – also known as quahogs (pronounced coe-hogs).  Other names – Littlenecks, Cherrystones, Chowder Clams – are this same species of clam and simply reference the clams size. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA How – Farm Raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Clam meat is sweet and flavorful and has a slight chewy texture.  …

Lobster, Atlantic

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[/] Species Name:Homarus americanus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:American Lobsters are also called Maine Lobsters or Canadian lobsters to designate their region of harvest. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – Canada, Maine How – Wild Caught; Traps Back to Product Guide Characteristics Lobster meat is simply delicious; with a firm textured meat and uniquely sweet and mild flavor. Buying lobsters live …

Oysters, Minterbrook

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea gigas Sustainability Rating:Green-Best Choice What:Minterbrook Oysters are grown around the Hood canal area of the Puget Sound. These oysters are hand farmed throughout the harvesting, sorting, and packing processes. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where: Washington State How: Farm raised Back to Product Guide Characteristics Minterbrook Oysters are packed in 120 count cases and are nicely laid in special trays. …

Crabs, Soft Shell

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[/] Species Name:Callinectes sapidus Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative What:Molting Blue Crabs harvested to take advantage of their “soft shell” When:May – September (Fresh) Where/How:Where – Mid-Atlantic (USA) How – Wild Caught/Traps, Pots Back to Product Guide Characteristics Soft Shell Crabs are a seasonal favorite! The most popular way to serve them is fried whole, on a sandwich (or as …

Squid Ink

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[/] Species Name:Illex spp/Loligo spp Sustainability Rating:Yellow-Good Alternative What:The ink from various squid species (sometimes Cuttlefish) When:Available year-round Where/How:Where – Spain How -Wild Caught/Net Back to Product Guide Characteristics Squid ink comes ready to add to various dishes.       For Your Menu Use squid ink to add a unique color and flavor to pastas, risottos and more. It …

Squid (Loligo pealeii)

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[/] Species Name:Loligo pealeii Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified) What:Longfin Squid When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where – USA (Northwest Atlantic Ocean) How – Wild Caught/Small-mesh bottom trawlers Back to Product Guide Characteristics Squid have a mild and slightly sweet flavor and firm texture.  We eat the tentacles, the tube (mantle) and the fins (wings). Squid can be enjoyed raw or cooked. …

Shrimp, Canadian

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[/] Species Name:Pandalus borealis Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified and MSC Certified) What:Shrimp responsibly harvested from Canada also known as Northern Shrimp. When:Available year-round Where/How:Where: E. Canada How: Wild; Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics Canadian Shrimp has a delicious, sweet flavor and cooks up firm and moist. Size grade ranges from 90/125 to 150/250 and are slightly larger …

Shrimp, Oregon

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[/] Species Name:Pandalus jordani Sustainability Rating:Yellow – Good Alternative (Eco-Certified and MSC Certified) What:Also called Pink Shrimp or Salad Shrimp and commonly known as Ocean Shrimp. When:Available frozen year-round; fresh season runs April – October Where/How:Where – Oregon, USA How – Wild Caught; Trawl Back to Product Guide Characteristics These 250/350 shrimp are small but what they lack for in …

Oysters, Mer Bleue

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea virginicus Sustainability Rating:Green – Best Choice What:Only the icy cold waters of New Brunswick, Canada could produce an oyster as pure and clean as the Mer Bleue Oyster. When:Available Year-Round Where/How:Where: New Brunswick, Canada How: Top-culture floating bag system Back to Product Guide Characteristics Throughout its five years of cultivation, in Winter as in Summer, this oyster …

Oysters, Pink Moon

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[/] Species Name:Crassostrea virginica Sustainability Rating:Green-Best Choice What:Influenced by Hope River, which supplies nutrients and tumbling currents, Pink Moon Oysters are raised in top water suspension cages comprised of a series of nets suspended in positively buoyant cages. The bay’s cold waters make the oysters grow slower, but promote hard shells. Time to market: 4 to 6 years. When:Available year-round …