What Makes These Scallops So Special?

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    If you haven’t tried these, well, I’m sorry for you!

  • Junior with scallops

    Scallops expedited from Maine waters to your door.

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    Simple, delicious pan seared scallops

Make way for Downeast Dayboat (website to be updated soon): I’m transitioning from a seasonal scallop purveyor to a year-round seafood sommellier, bringing you the very best products from Maine’s finest fishermen. You’ve seen how my unique distribution system brings you the best scallops you’ve ever tasted. I’ll be offering other premium Maine seafoods (guaranteed to knock your socks off) in the coming weeks. I expect to start offering lobster and halibut by mid June so join my list (click on link at bottom of page) to find out when other products are available.  But for now, back to scallops….

If you  haven’t tasted a Downeast Dayboat Scallop, you don’t know what scallops should taste like.

Downeast Dayboat Scallops are harvested by small vessels that ply Maine’s icy waters from December through March.  Our fishermen bring in very small quantities of super fresh, dense, pure scallops.  Their quality is unparalleled.

 Downeast Dayboat scallops are the best tasting scallops available anywhere.  And I want you to understand why…

The vast majority of sea scallops are stored for many days (or weeks) before they reach consumers.  In that time they absorb water and other chemicals from the ice and solutions surrounding them. This dupes consumers into paying for water and dilutes scallop flavor and quality. Maine scallops are different.  Our guys fish for hours, not days.  Then I meet them at the dock so their scallops can be in Fed Ex boxes on their way to you within 24 hours.

I managed Maine’s scallop fishery from 2007 – 2011, and in that time I recognized that Maine’s small dayboat fishery produces a scallop that’s vastly superior to the artificially plumped product most consumers know. But our amazing scallops were being trucked to out of state processing centers where they were dumped into the traditional supply chain to be soaked and plumped as if they were no different. I knew that was wrong; that it was bad for fishermen and bad for consumers.   So a few years ago I quit my job managing scallops and began marketing them, because Maine’s fishery produces a better scallop.  Our fishermen deserve a better price and you deserve a better scallop.  When you bite into a Downeast Dayboat Scallop,  you’ll understand why.

Try these scallops.  You’ll taste the difference a day makes™.

I will be periodically shipping scallops from just outside Maine state waters over the summer.  I’ll also be shipping other seafoods starting soon. Join my mailing list to get updates on these opportunities.

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Maine Dayboat Scallops fresh fromt he FishermanMaine’s scallop season lasts only 70 days, so fishermen need to make the most of it.  You should too.

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