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Look! Digging for Razor Clams on Not Martha

published Feb 23, 2009
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Have you ever gone digging for clams? We’ve always wanted to, and Megan’s post on her blog Not Martha makes us want to even more! Check out a few more of her clam-digging pictures after the jump…

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Regulations for clam digging (and other shellfish) vary from state to state, but it’s usually a simple process of acquiring a permit and then following the rules for number of clams per day and per person. The fee for a one-day license is usually between $5 and $15, which is often less than what you’d pay to buy them in a grocery store.

Digging your own clams does require a little more muscle-power than picking up a bag at the seafood counter, though! Megan and her friends used a clamming gun for their dig, which creates suction so you can pull up the sand along with (hopefully) the clam itself. We love Megan’s description of the sand around the clam actually becoming dry from all the suction.

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How great would it be to have these really fresh clams to throw in a pot of chowder?

(Images: Megan from Not Martha)