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Mussels harvesting equipment lifting a column of mussels from the ocean in Northern Spain


Amy Kumler
Our mussels are delicious, easy to cultivate, low on the ocean food chain, highly nutritious, and actually improve water quality and aquatic ecosystems where they grow.
A couple dressed in fishing overalls share a quick kiss on a boat fishing for mussels
Our EU organic mussels come from the Ria de Arousa estuary in Galicia, northern Spain, where they’re grown on long underwater ropes descending from bateas, or wooden rafts.

The families who grow, haul up and harvest these mussels have been doing so for generations, working the rhythms of the tides. Nearby Conservas Antonio Perez Lafuente, in business for well over a century, seasons and packs the plump, briny-sweet bivalves for us. 

Tiny Eco-Heroes of the Sea

Mussels, unlike farmed fish, require no inputs from the farmer. They feed themselves from a floating buffet of microscopic plankton, and as they feast, they improve the quality of the waters around them. Their thickly clustered shells create protective shelter for juvenile fish and other marine species. And, being full of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids (more than 450 mg per serving), they’re a delicious, nutritious seafood alternative that just might tempt more of us from eating endangered wild fish.