Digging for DinnerGreat Outdoors
You’ll head out to the sandbar just offshore and the first thing he’ll tell you is there are several kinds of clams to be found in the flats around Prince Edward Island…..soft-shelled clams, known around here as squirt clams because of the way they squirt water from their shells when you’re trying to dig them; quahaugs which are little bit bigger than the soft-shelled clams and bar clams which are the biggest of the clams. There’s also razor clams which look a lot like the old time shaving razors from which they get their name.
There are rules that have to be followed when clamming but Ron will make sure participants don’t run afoul of the regulations…..there’s a minimum size and maximum catch limit and of course, he knows where fishing is allowed and where it isn’t.
If you'd like to see what it's like to go out clam digging with Ron, check out this video.
In October 2012, Bowen Close (a food writer from Oregon) and her husband Brett dropped by PEI during their year long culinary journey around North America. They went Digging for Dinner with Ron and you can read about their experience on her blog Bowen Appetite.
Laurelle, Hamilton, Ontario "I promised my daughter Jaimee that we would be coming back next year..... she says PEI is better than Disney Land... and I am 100% serious... we brought her to Disney Land for Christmas this past year for three weeks.... And she says PEI is better... Imagine a kid saying that... Talk to you next year when we plan our next PEI adventure."
Digging for Dinner takes place half an hour west of Summerside. We arrange for you to meet Ron in Summerside and then follow him to the location.
Available: Daily (during low tide) 2 hours
May until end of September.
Fee: $90/pp + HST minimum 2 participants
$75/pp + HST 3-6 participants
$25/pp + HST Children under 8