|Little Necks & Scallops|
“It doesn’t get any better than this,” he exclaimed, “local seafood, fresh from local waters!”
A group of people are clustered around the seafood booth at the weekly Ocean City Farmer’s Market, waiting their turn to make a selection. Arrayed on a bed of ice are plump scallops and Little Neck clams. Somewhat tattered photos are tacked to the sides of the booth – fishing boats, clammers, the bounty of the Atlantic. I glance at them as I wait my turn.
Every week, I select some fresh – REALLY fresh – seafood to enjoy at home. Usually, I pair it with some Jersey corn and juicy red tomatoes for a simple supper. Seasonal fruit (strawberries, blueberries, or peaches) comprises dessert – either unadorned or in a cobbler or cake with a snowy mountain of freshly whipped cream.
What a wonderful way to select dinner – directly from the people who harvest it. That man is right…..it doesn’t get any better than this!
INNsider Tip: The weekly Farmer’s Market is less than 10-minutes walk from the Scarborough Inn. There are many things for guests to enjoy – scones and coffee, smoothies, tomato pie, canned goods, cookies and biscotti, and gorgeous flowers.