Working from our base on Exmouth Docks we have 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.
When all the conditions are right you can see how quickly (AND CLEANLY!!) we can harvest mussel from the river.