Are Eventide Littlenecks™ native to New Jersey?
Yes, the same species of clam populates Atlantic waters all the way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Is clam farming sustainable?
Yes. Not only are clams a seafood with a low environmental impact, but the work of cultivation and harvest is almost entirely human-powered. Plus! The clams themselves essentially forage for their food (phytoplankton) which, if left unchecked can cause other environmental issues in the waters where they’re cultivated. There is no by-catch involved in their harvest, and they’re are only farmed in areas of the bay where there is no native clam population is thriving, so nothing is being destroyed to grow them.
Are your clams organic?
Our Eventide Littlenecks™ are naturally, responsibly farmed and they eat a naturally occurring wild food. Though clams can’t be certified organic by the USDA, we produce them with an organic mentality to enrich, not degrade, the waters where they grow.
What is the water quality like in New Jersey?
The water where we grow our clams is excellent, and by law all shellfish growing waters in the US must conform to certain standards set by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
Does clam aquaculture interfere with native clam populations?
No, in fact, since clams are sexually mature even before they reach littleneck size, the smallest size at which we would harvest them, they spawn into the waters where we cultivate them. This natural process releases larvae into the natural waters which may actually help reestablish the native clam population.
How and where are your clams sold?
We sell our Eventide Littlenecks™ in retail packaging, or wholesale in mesh bags to restaurants and retailers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New Yor