Penn Cove Shellfish
Penn Cove Shellfish was established in 1975 by the Jefferds family in Coupville, Whidbey Island, and is the oldest commercial mussel farm in the United States. Today, the Jefferds are still hard at work producing some the best sustainably farmed oysters, clams and mussels available anywhere. Our friend Rawl Jefferds has driven the delivery truck every week for as long as we can remember (and we have been buying his products for over 20 year) and is always quick to offer his personal assessment of which oyster are the firmest, briniest, plumpest and just plain most delicious on any given day. Chef Jim Drohman loves the fact that all their shellfish is still in Puget Sound when he calls in orders for Le Pichet and Cafe Presse.