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The Atlantic Jackknife clam or Razor Clam lives in sand and mud and is found in intertidal or subtidal zones in bays. Because of its streamlined shell and strong foot, it can burrow in wet sand...

Tautog feed on crabs, mollusks and crustaceans that hide in rocks. Find a rocky beach, an area where rock ledge meets the ocean, or even a jetty that extends out into the water. Look for a spot...

The Florida Pompano shows up along North Carolina in the late summer, a welcome arrival as the pompano is considered a very tasty catch. Ranging between 1 and 2.5 pounds, they can best be caught...

Napa cabbage is sometimes called Chinese cabbage or celery cabbage. Napa cabbage doesn't look like head cabbages. It has long light green leaves that flower off of thick, white stalks. It looks a...

Known and "Bonnet Mushrooms" in Scotland and "Fairy Ring Mushrooms" in England, Mousseron Mushrooms grow in grassy places, including lawns, pastures and meadows in circular clusters (the "Fairy...

Known as one of the world's most popular herb, Parsely is high in nutrition and can be found year round. Parsley has a slightly peppery, delicious, and vibrant taste. Fresh pasley is preferred...

Bright, glossy, green and blocky-shaped, bell peppers generally have three to four lobes. Their color is essentially a reflection of the fruits immaturity. Firm, juicy and thick-fleshed, the Green...

Scup are deep-bodied (deeper from back to belly than they are wide) and dusky brown with bright silvery reflections below and spiny fins. Adult fins are mottled with dark brown, and young scup...

Dandelion greens are the most nutritious leafy vegetable that you can buy. Foraged greens are the first spring vegetable, they come on even earlier than asparagus, and they make a great spring...

Blue butt pigs are a cross between a Hampshire pig and either a Yorkshire or a Chester White pig. These pigs are white in color with gray or bluish bottoms. This type of pig makes up the bulk of...

Vermilion snapper are found in waters 60 to 400 feet deep from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to southeastern Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico. They're most abundant in water less than 180 feet...

This is one of the most famous and all time popular breeds of truly American chickens. Developed in the early part of this century in the state of the same name, they have maintained their...

Atlantic Halibut's flesh offers a medium fat content - is snow-white and firm - has a flaky texture and a mild, sweet taste. Atlantic Halibut is known to have a slightly stronger flavor than its...

Yellowfin tuna are found in tropical and subtropical oceans around the world. They’re highly migratory, capable of swimming across an entire ocean (and across international borders). The United...

Seasonal Wild Variety - Fruiting in July, August and September in locales where snow falls each winter (later in the fall in warmer climes), these mushrooms can be difficult to locate, as their...

Native to the Mediterranean, Black, and Adriatic Seas, the Mediterranean Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) has spread (mostly via ballast water and ship hull fouling) to many other regions...

White Sea Bass, Atractoscion nobilis, is not technically a sea bass, but actually the largest member of the Croaker family in the Pacific Ocean (up to 5 feet and 80lbs). It feeds midway up the...

Available most commonly during the summer, Yellow Beans are long and vary from light to deep yellow in color. Yellow Beans have soft pods with tender seeds and have a sweet and nutty flavor.

Shimeji Mushroom is the third most popular mushroom in Japan, after shitake and enoki. They are called “beech mushrooms” because they often grow on fallen beech trees. These have a white base and...

Unlike other red lettuces, Red Oak Leaf Lettuce maintains its mild flavor throughout the year. Red oak Leaf Lettuce has almost a golden shine, round oaky shape and large lobes.

Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family that is related to mint. Its leaves look like flat pine-tree needles, deep green in color on top while silver-white on...

 The Black Snook, Centropomus nigrescens, whose common Spanish name is Robalo Negro and/or Robalo Redondo, is a member of the Snook or Centropomidae Family which are known as “robalos” in Mexico....

Radicchio Rosso di Chioggia was bred from the Variegato; it has dark red leaves with white ribs, but is rounder than Radicchio di Treviso; it's also compact, and as a result it resembles a head of...

Available year round, Leeks have edible stems that measure between 6 and 10 inches. Leeks have dark green leaves and a crunchy, earthy, mild onion flavor. Leeks can be used as a substitution to...

Unlike Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas are flat with barely visible seeds. Snow Peas usually measure around 3 inches long, with a light green color and smooth but firm skin. Snow Peas can be boiled,...

Seasonal Wild Variety - The tooth fungi, also known as "hedgehog" and "sweet tooth," appears in a variety of forms. Some grow as shelves on trees. Most are found on the ground. Colorful ones...

The Black Sea Bass has been described as one of the most intelligent fish in the Atlantic Ocean and are capable of producing a variety of sounds. These sounds, a mixture of grunts, scrapes, and...

Spot is one of the most popular types of fish to catch along the coast, namely because anglers can reel them in all year long. Though they are most common in the late summer and early fall, pier...

Sebastes melanostomus: The Blackgill Rockfish has a spine covered heavy body that is pink-reddish in color and pinkish-brown fins. Blackgill Rockfish has black markings that make it easy to...

Although radishes come in a tremendous diversity of sizes, shapes and colors, they all belong to a single subspecies of the mustard family. Radishes are sometimes boiled, steamed or sautéed, but...

A commonly known pepper, Jalapeño Peppers are usually dark green but can turn red when allowed to ripen. Jalapeño Peppers range from 2 to 3.5 inches long and are very hot. 

White shrimp, also called Green Tails, are found off the Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico, specifically from Fire Island, New York, to St. Lucie Inlet on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, and from...

Also known as Baby Bella, Roman, Italian, Brown or Classic Browns, Crimini mushrooms have a light cocoa color and have a firmer texture than white mushrooms. They are very flavorful, having a...

With flower shaped, daffodil yellow caps and ivory white stems, Golden Oysters are well suited for braising, sautéing and soups.  Their aroma is fruity and milk-like pairing well with seafood,...

Available year-round, Carrots can measure between two inches and three feet. Carrots have a unique taste, a combination of sweet, fruity and bitter flavors. Carrots can be used raw in dishes such...

Bahia Falsa oysters are a Pacific Oyster, rope grown in the pristine waters of Bahia Falsa in Baja California. They are deeply cupped with a distinctive briny taste and sweet finish. 

Blue mussels range in size from 2 to 4 inches at maturity, although some can grow up to 8 inches depending on food availability and age. The shell is almost tear-drop shaped and has concentric...

Available throughout the year, Yellow Summer Squash ranges from light to bright yellow in color. Yellow Summer Squash has a smooth cylinder shaped skin and whitish yellow flesh with a somewhat...

One of four main catergories of lettuce the large, fancy, bright red heads make a stunning presentation. Suitable for spring, summer, and fall crops. Better heat tolerance and brighter red color...

Snowy groupers can be found in the outer continental shelf of the South Atlantic Bight, which is characterized by ridges, terraces and precipitous cliffs. The species is distributed in the western...

The scientific name of the blue crab is Callinectes sapidus, which comes from the Greek word for beautiful swimmer and the Latin word for tasty. Blue crab originated in the western Atlantic from...

Atlantic Pollock belong to the same family as Atlantic cod and haddock and are distributed from North Carolina to the Hudson Strait in Canada and southwestern Greenland. Pollock can live up to 23...

The Blue Foot mushroom is a gilled capped mushroom with spores. Its stem is thick fibrillous and stained with deep lilac. The coloring fades as the mushroom ages. Its cap is flat with a smooth top...

Chinook, a.k.a. King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) are the most highly prized salmon in the culinary world. They’re the largest of five species Pacific salmon and the most expensive. In North...

Available year round, Red Cabbage is tightly wrapped in violet colored leaves. Red Cabbage has a bold, peppery flavor with chewy leaves. Red Cabbage can be cooked a variety of different ways or...

Red Drum are one of the most popular catches in North Carolina, and it's easy to see why. Reeling in a drum can be a thrilling experience for any angler, as while a puppy drum may clock in at...

Available year round, Yellow Onions have one of the strongest flavors of all onions. Yellow Onions have an edible bulb with a copper colored layer and white succulent flesh.

Swordfish are found around the world in tropical, temperate, and sometimes cold waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Swordfish live in surface water to mid-water but feed throughout...

The Mano de Leon or “Lion’ Paw” scallop (Nodipecten subnodosus) is a giant, prized deep water mollusk that provides a firm, meaty scallop with a creamy rich flavor. It was named the Lion’s Paw by...

Although radishes come in a tremendous diversity of sizes, shapes and colors, they all belong to a single subspecies of the mustard family. Radishes are sometimes boiled, steamed or sautéed, but...

Dungeness crab is a Pacific crab that continues to gain popularity due to its excellent taste and versatility in the kitchen. These crabs have light reddish-brown shells on their back, and a white...

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