How We Operate
Working from their base on Exmouth Docks this small innovative company has developed unique equipment to farm the fast flowing river Exe. By doing away with
dredges and using a self-fluidising elevator, the shellfish are teased from their muddy beds without impact on the stone layers beneath. Minimal disturbance
and constant re-seeding allows the high density of fish, crabs and sponges that build up on these “underwater rainforests” to be maintained.
After cleaning, grading and 42 hours in the purification tanks all orders are hand finished and packed ready for the chef. Shellfish from Exmouth Mussels
can be eaten with the added pleasure of knowing that these totally organic products are being sustainably farmed by people with an equal passion for food
and the environment. Having fed all year on the plankton rich waters of the River Exe the mussels are at their finest from about mid-June, remaining in
this excellent condition until the spawning season in the spring.