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Manila Clams

Originally arriving in the northwest mixed amongst pacific oyster seed that was imported to North America during the 1940's, this sweet, even cooking clam has overtaken the native littleneck clam to become the premier clam of the region. No longer do supplies come strictly from wild harvest. Since the demand for this clam has skyrocketed, clam farming has become a means for shellfish growers to assure supply. Farmed clams come to us at a consistent size of 1 ¼" to 1 ½" in diameter.