A.R.C. grows our own hatchery seed on our Cape Cod farms in Barnstable and Wellfleet, providing the freshest quahogs, oysters and surf clams from hatchery to table.
Shellfish Farming on Cape Cod
Known as a world-class vacation destination, the Cape Cod peninsula is also home to some of the best and most diverse shellfish growing conditions in the world.
Massive tidal flows assure clean seawater; warm waters heated by the Gulf Stream on the south side increase growing rates; colder waters on the East and in Cape Cod Bay harden shells; marshes provide abundant food sources; and varying bottoms give the shellfish different look and tastes.