Tag: scallops

Nantucket Scallops
Island Cooking, Nantucket Entertaining

Bubble and Bivalves

• by Carri L. Wroblewski, BRIX Wine Shop • Opening day on Nantucket is sacred. We wait all year long for it—and, no, I’m not talking about baseball. As the calendar lets go of the last days of September we impatiently await the start of October—the beginning of family scalloping […]

Island Cooking

Cranberries and Scallops

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • Autumn is my favorite time of year, especially on Nantucket.  I cannot think of anything I dislike about this time of year, except maybe the fact that winter is on the way.  The leaves changing color and the smell of nature on the crisp […]

Bay Scallops
Island Science

Bay Scallops, Nantucket Gold

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • Nantucket is home to the last commercially viable “wild” bay scallop fishery in the U.S. (and essentially world-wide) and preserving this treasure is, in a way, tantamount to preserving Nantucket.  Other fisheries up and down the […]

Nantucket Essays

The October Sun

by Robert P. Barsanti Many years ago, I put on waders, floated the basket, and walked out into the October water to rake up a few scallops. At the time, picking up scallops was not just a pastime, but the duty of an islander. We walked out into the cool […]