Clams - Live, Hard Shell, Cherrystone, Wild, USA Dozen

  • Clams - Live, Hard Shell, Cherrystone, Wild, USA Dozen

    $12.00 / dozen
    Total: $12.00


The Cherrystone is considered a larger size clam – about 3 inches wide – which means you’ll get about 4-6 per pound. They’re known for their briny-sweet flavor and buttery flavor with a firm and chewy texture. Similar to Littlenecks, but not as tender.

Cherrystone Clam Sustainability Information


Mercenaria mercenaria





Taste & Texture

  • Briny, Earthy
  • Tender, Firm

Cooking Methods

  • Raw
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Steam
  • Poach

Nutritional Facts

Protein (g)17
Omega 3 (mg)200
Total Fat (g)1.5

Region & Fishery

Fun Fact

Ever wonder how Cherrystones got their name? Virginia’s Cherrystone Creek watershed, part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, produces a large Cherrystone Clam harvest every year.

Product Preparation

You’ll really enjoy Cherrystones raw on the half shell with a squeeze of lemon and perhaps your favorite hot sauce. We also recommend steaming them with a medium bodied beer and a “seafood boil” mixture of spices.

Product Nutrition

Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals such as Selenium, Zinc, Iron and Magnesium and B Vitamins like Niacin.

Nutrition Facts

AmountPercent Daily Value
Cholesterol (mg)80 27%
Sodium (mg)95 4%
Potassium (mg)470 13%
Total Carbohydrate (g)6 2%
Percent Daily Value
Vitamin A10%

Info Source U.S. Food and Drug Administration