Ways to Get Local Seafood in Rhode Island

With some of Rhode Island’s restaurants closed or curtailing their menus in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, local seafood harvesters have been coming up with new ways to get their lobsters, fish, and shellfish to customers. And if you’re cooking more at home, now may be a perfect time to seek out new recipes and species you may not have tried before.

Below we’ve put together some resources for buying and preparing local seafood, including videos on how to shuck oysters or dig your own clams. With circumstances changing frequently, check out the specific retailer/restaurant websites or call before you go to be sure they are open.

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LOCAL SEAFOOD RESOURCES

Find Rhode Island Seafood

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management This list includes markets and restaurants where you can purchase local seafood. DEM encourages retailers and restaurants to add themselves to this list.

Where Can I Buy Shellfish or Find Farm Tours?

Find clams, oysters, mussels, kelp, and even shucking knives. The East Coast Shellfish Growers Association provide a list of growers and dealers near you who sell shellfish and kelp, as well as online retail sales, delivery and pick-up options.

Local Food Guide to Rhode Island

This extensive guide from Farm Fresh Rhode Island includes farmers’ markets where you can purchase local seafood year-round, restaurants that buy local, and a directory of vendors searchable by “seafood” or specific species. Note: Some vendors in the directory do not sell directly to the public.

Where to Get Local Seafood for Pickup or Delivery

Rhode Island Monthly provides a quick and easy reference list that includes places around the state that offer local seafood.

Local Seafood Resources

Eating with the Ecosystem, a local non-profit based in Warren,  has compiled lists of places you can find local seafood during the COVID-19 crisis in Rhode Island and across the region. This Facebook group has members from around New England who share tips on sourcing and preparing local seafood. They also have an online seafood club, New England Seafoodies facebook group where you can share and find new recipes.

Urban Greens Co-op Market

This co-op market in Providence is open to nonmembers and now includes fresh fish shares.

WhatsGood App

You can sign up for a free account and get Rhode Island produce and seafood from over 60 local farmers and food producers delivered right to your door.

Narragansett Bay Lobsters

Narragansett Bay Lobsters is now offering all kinds of seafood, including locally harvested shellfish and finfish, for curbside pickup from its location in Galilee or for free home delivery from Westerly to Cranston.

 

 

RECIPES

 

Scup (or other small, whole fish)

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Shellfish Videos

How to Shuck Oysters

How to Dig Your Own Quahogs

Enjoying Shellfish Safely