At Ballard Fish and Oyster Company, their bayside and seaside grounds stretch along the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and extend from Fisherman’s Island to the Maryland state line. They also have hundreds of acres in the historic James River. The majority of their grounds are located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay. Right here at Cherrystone Aqua-Farms’ pristine hatchery and nursery, millions of clams are spawned indoors and then moved outside and then planted in beds. After maturity, where do they go?
A reader recently told the Mirror that while shopping at a Wegman’s grocery in upstate New York, he came across our own Cherrystone clams being touted at the high-end seafood counter: