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Harvesting Florida Clams is One “Dirty Job”

December 22, 2009

Tonight at 9:00 pm I will be parked in front of my television in anticipation- The Discovery Channel’s famous show Dirty Jobs will feature some of our very own local clam farmers. The show came to Franklin County in September to film clam harvesting in Alligator Harbor as well as worm grunting in the Apalachicola National Forest.

Photo Courtesy of the Discover Channel

The host of the show, Mike Rowe, harvested clams with St. Teresa Clam Company’s owner Clayton Lewis, along with Bruce Skelton and Chip Earl. Lewis harvests clams from two leased areas of Alligator Harbor. They also filmed clam processing near the Sopchoppy River in Wakulla and a clam bake.

Photo Courtesy of the Discover Channel

Dirty Jobs is said to profile the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable — yet vital — ways. I’m eager to see their take on our hardworking and dedicated clam harvesters.  Be sure and tune in!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2009 11:48 pm

    We just saw this episode with Mike Rowe and we especially like the worm grunting segment. Mike loved it!

  2. December 23, 2009 2:35 am

    Hey, watched it. It was nice. You guise really toiling a lot. The unsung heroes have been showed in discovery. Cheers!!

  3. Jim Gessic permalink
    December 23, 2009 1:50 pm

    enjoyed your show as I always do. would like to know the location of the ST. Teresa clam co.
    thanks for your help/

    • cindy permalink
      December 29, 2009 9:23 pm

      St Teresa Clam Company
      PO Box 207
      2350 Sopchoppy Highway
      Sopchoppy Florida 32358

      I googled it.

    • December 29, 2009 9:37 pm

      Alligator Point, FL. The crew will head to Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve to harvest clams with Lewis who harvests clams from two leased areas of Alligator Harbor then processes them at a plant 12 miles north near the Sopchoppy River in Wakulla. Fresh St. Teresa Clam Co. clams are available for purchase at Mineral Springs Seafood in Panacea.

  4. Nicole permalink
    December 23, 2009 2:21 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Please contact the Bureau of Seafood Marketing at 850-488-0163 for information on the St. Teresa Clam Company.

  5. beth reeser permalink
    January 1, 2010 11:50 am

    Here is their website:

  6. Nicole permalink
    January 5, 2010 1:03 pm

    The website for St. Teresa Clams is You can purchase the clams at Southern Seafood Retail Market in Tallahassee.

  7. Bruce Skelton permalink
    January 8, 2010 2:06 pm

    Would like to continue to know what response we have with you info.

    Bruce Skelton
    St. Teresa Clams

  8. January 16, 2010 4:29 pm

    You can contact us thru our website which will also link you to


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