All of our steamer clams come from the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington. Prices vary from $5.25lb to $6.00lb. We have them for sale in our seafood market year round.
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Why are Steamer Clams called Manila?
Today most local Steamer/ Manila clams are produced in Washington State and British Columbia. (Ours come from the Nachotta area of Willapa Bay.)
However, they are originally from Asia; their
seed having been accidentally mixed with that of
deliberately imported Asian oyster seed in the
1930’s. Manilas are a rare example of a thriving
non-native species that has had no negative
impact on it’s new environment. Manila clams
do not specifically originate from the city of
Manila. “Manila” was a variation on the name of
Catalan seafarer, Antonio Manilao, who
introduced them to the Western world in the late
They live 10 days to 2 weeks under refridgeration. When they stay stuck open while submerged in cold water, they are dead and unsafe to eat. During the Spring, Summer and Fall months we restock our Steamer supply about every 3 days. Rarely will we sell Steamer Clams that have been out of the water for more than 5 days. Check our homepage for the latest delivery information.