Live Maine Sea Scallops (in the shell) - Featured in the New York Times - Currently Unavailable
Live Maine Sea Scallops (in the shell) - Featured in the New York Times - Currently Unavailable - 10 Live Maine Scallops - 3 Inch Diameter - $50 --- Order by Tuesday 12 PM for a Thursday or Friday Delivery is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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✅ Shipped from our Portland, Maine Wharf location to your door.
✅ Order by 8 AM EST (Monday-Thursday) for Next Day Overnight Delivery.
✅ FREE overnight shipping options available!
✅ Gift notes + custom future delivery dates can be selected at checkout.
Order by 8 AM EST (Monday-Thursday) for Next Day Overnight Delivery. Custom future shipping dates and gift messages can be added at checkout.
Learn about our free shipping options here.
Our commitment to quality and freshness means that we meticulously pack and prepare every order on the day of shipping. We ship from our location on Holyoke Wharf in Portland, Maine's historic Working Waterfront (416 Commercial St, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, ME).
Once UPS picks up your order, a tracking number will be sent to your email. You can use this number to track your order all the way to your doorstep. When checking out, you can select a delivery date from Tuesday through Friday.
Our Live Maine Scallops are grown and harvested out of Stonington, Maine by Maine aquaculture pioneers Marsden and son Bob Brewer. Their farm was featured in a New York Times article, "Sea Scallops Farmed in Maine Aren’t Just Sustainable. They’re Helping Their Habitat." After decades of work in the Maine fishing and aquaculture industries, the Brewer's fully deserve this recognition.
Live Maine Sea Scallops (in the shell) are available to order online for overnight shipping to your door from our shipping facility in Portland, Maine. You can also order them online for pick-up at our South Portland Fish Market.
The photo above shows live scallops being pulled from the water - taken during SoPo's visit to the farm.
How to order our Live Scallops
Orders for our live scallops must be placed by midnight on Tuesday for a Thursday delivery or pick-up. Orders placed after Tuesday will be shipped/delivered the next Thursday, depending on the scallops availability/weather. The scallops are delivered to us fresh out of the water on Wednesday by Marsden.
SoPo & the Briny Babe Visit Maine Scallop Farm
Check out the video below to watch a behind-the-scenes video of how Live Scallops are farmed in Maine. Video by Jacqueline (AKA the Briny Babe) during our joint visit to the farm last year.
How to Handle and Prepare Live Sea Scallops
Upon delivery, refrigerate the live scallops immediately. We recommend cooking or preparing these scallops the day you receive them.
You can prepare these live whole scallops in several ways. One way is to shuck them like you would an oyster. Once you shuck the scallop, you will see a black piece, that is the belly. You should cut the belly out. Once the belly is cut out, the meat is edible as sashimi.
Above: Maine scallop farmers Marsden Brewer (left) and son Bobby (right) during SoPo's visit to the scallop farm.
You can also steam these scallops to prepare them. They take approx 1 minute to steam. This process is called a steam shuck. Once steamed, you must again cut the belly out. Once the belly is out, you can eat the rest of the meat.
The photo above is of a steam-shucked live scallop.
We strongly recommend eating the whole scallop like an oyster, not just the abductor mussel you typically receive when ordering scallops.
Live Scallops from the Sea Floor to Your Door
These scallops will be alive when you receive them. The scallops are taken directly out of the water in Maine and will be hitting your doorstep in approx. 24 hours.
The photo above is of fisherman Marsden and his wife Donna during a visit to the SoPo Seafood Market & Raw Bar.
Live Maine Sea Scallops quick facts
- Farm-raised in Penobscot Bay, Maine.
- 3 inch whole live scallops.
- Ships and arrives live.
- Sustainably raised.
- Shuck for Sashimi or Steam
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