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Where To Buy

Looking for where to buy Florida farm-raised clams? Florida’s growers are continually harvesting clams from the Gulf and Atlantic coasts and providing fresh clams to local shellfish wholesalers, who, in turn, sell to other wholesalers, grocery chains, retail markets, and restaurants.

 

The following resources will help you find a seafood business close to you. When shopping or dining out, ask for Florida clams. You’ll help local growers, businesses, and economies.

Lists of seafood retail sellers and restaurants are maintained by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Bureau of Seafood and Agriculture Marketing as part of their mission to promote the state’s commercial industries and increase sales of Florida seafood products.

FDACS Seafood Market Locator

Click here to view seafood retail markets, online and mail order sellers, and retail grocery chains.

 

FDACS Seafood Restaurant Locator

Click here to view seafood restaurants have requested FDACS to be listed.

 

Being listed does not imply that a seller is endorsed, approved, or otherwise sanctioned by FDACS. Contact the sellers directly to confirm clam availability, days and hours of operation, prices, shipping costs, etc. Many sellers stock seafood products from other points of origin, so always remember to ask for Florida clams when shopping or ordering.

Shellfish Wholesalers

Clam growers must sell direct to shellfish wholesalers, who are certified by the FDACS Division of Aquaculture. There are about 50 of these businesses located throughout the state, who receive and process farm-raised clams.

 

To obtain a list of the certified clam wholesalers in Florida, contact the FDACS Division of Aquaculture at (850) 617-7600, or visit their website.

In addition, Florida shellfish wholesalers, who sell clams out-of-state, must be identified in the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List, which is distributed monthly by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The shippers listed have been certified by federal and state regulatory authorities under the uniform sanitation requirements of the National Shellfish Program. You can review the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List here.

About this Site

 

The website was developed by the University of Florida IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, in partnership with the Florida shellfish aquaculture industry, in an effort to promote cultured clams as an environmentally friendly and sustainable seafood product.

 

Ada Lang, Designer-At-Large, created this website using Adobe  Muse.

Funding Funding for the website was provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture through the 2014-15 Florida Aquaculture Program (contract #00094300). Continued support is provided through the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association.
Acknowledgments Photography for the website provided by Sean Dowie, Ada Lang, Robert Seidler, University of Florida IFAS Communications, Carlton Ward, Jr., and Eric Zamora. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing provided the photos of cooked clams and recipes.