After all of the summer visitors have left the island, beautiful weather often lasts through October. This is the time of year that we enjoy the harvests that make Nantucket unique and special.
In early October, Family Scalloping season begins with the annual pilgrimage to Nantucket harbor locations at low tide. We have a full month of push raking before the commercial boats get out on the water so you will see push rakes tied on top of cars all about town in October.
This year we are having a bumper crop but mixed reviews on the size of the catch. In some more covert locations the scallops are large and it seems that this year’s crop all have the all important growth ring on the shell to make them “legal” to take. The sweet and tasty Nantucket Bay Scallop is a delicacy and nothing likes its cousin the sea scallop-if you have a chance to eat them you will see why. Nantucket Bay Scallops are just exquisitely delicious sauteed in butter for a couple of minutes. If you are more adventurous, here is a scallop recipe you can try.
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