Locally Sourced Seafood
We take pride in sourcing all of our seafood locally. We know the area, and we know the people. We buy lobsters direct from fishermen, sort them out, and ship them right to you. All of our staff are Maine residents. This is important because we grew up in the seafood industry and things that are common knowledge for locals, may be unknown to someone new to the area. That's why we think experience matters when you have to make a decision where to buy seafood online. Having people that understand the local seafood market make the difference in quality. We know what to look for. We sort through all of our seafood by hand at our quality control center. We have a state of the art lobster holding tank which ensures your lobster will be in great condition upon arrival.
Locally Sourced Seafood You Can Trace Back to Maine
|Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? We do too! Being able to trace your meal back to its origin is a huge part of eating healthy and having confidence in your meal. We only eat local farm fresh foods and so that is all we sell. We avoid processed foods, GMOs, and animals that are raised in an inhumane environment at all costs. Pesticides and preservatives is something we avoid at all costs. We want you to know how important your food is to us. Every item we sell can traced back to the lobstermen and/or harvest area.||
Locally Sourced Maine Seafood
Traceable Seafood - We Buy Lobsters Direct From Fishermen
Buy Lobster Direct From Fishermen
|We buy direct from fishermen, better yet we know them! And even better than that, we've known them our entire life. One benefit of buying lobsters from Maine Lobster Now is that we are 2 generations into the lobster business. We have relationships with fishermen dating back to upwards of 20 years with their parents. The family ties into the fishing business go very deep and we are very happy to be a part of fishing community. Because we buy year round, we service our fishermen all year so we can keep ongoing working relationships with these hard working men and women. Let's face it, without these guys we wouldn't have any lobster! So thank you! Our great relationships means consistent quality Maine seafood for our customers.|
Strict Quality Control StandardsWe know Maine seafood. Yes we've been saying it and its not to brag. We really enjoy the industry and love helping serve up the freshest seafood and teaching others about our practices. Some things you can learn about the lobster business pretty quickly, like the difference between hard shell lobsters and soft shell lobsters; but learning about lobster migration patterns and when they will shed, and how these patterns effect pricing, we are always studying different patterns to become an industry leader. After years of handling fresh seafood, we know how to handle, package and store seafood properly. It's a little more complicated than "don't break it and keep it cold". What about shelf life for each products? How many times have the mussels been purged? Are lobsters moving into deeper waters and what does that mean for our customers? We have worked out the problems and really only buy the good stuff. Trust us, we could buy a cheaper product and offer rock-bottom prices, but we don't. We know seafood is already expensive so we really deliver the best seafood Maine has to offer, even if it costs us a little more. We care much more about long term relationships with our customers than a quick deal or sale.
We understand FDA guidelines as its something we have grown up around in food processing. Logging cooler temperatures and taking food temps is something we have done for years and we don't mess around when it comes to our customers food or health.
Hand Picked and Hand SortedAll of our lobsters are sorted by hand. Matt Snow, a local lobsterman from a family of fishermen, manages our lobster handling. He understands sustainability and the difference between a good lobster and a bad lobster. We sort through every lobster by hand so you know your box is carefully packed.
About Our Lobster Tanks - Better Tanks Means Better LobstersThe water your lobsters are stored in can make a big difference in the taste and overall lifespan of the lobsters. The goal here is to replicate ocean water near the ocean floor. Having lobster tank is great for lobster quality because sometimes lobsters actually have more energy after getting into a great tank system after a lobsterman has been holding them on their boat. Having a tank is great for purging. In a nutshell, to purge your lobsters is to introduce them to the tank water in a separate container where they will eliminate waste (urinate and defecate).
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