Category Archive for: ‘Interviews’
The beloved pink scallop resurfaces — deliciously

Jones Family Farms on Lopez Island works through regulations and harvesting challenges to bring back ‘singing scallops,’ and Seattle chefs are eating them up.   “FARMING IS VIOLENT. Shellfish farming is nurturing,” observes Nick Jones, who engages in both on Lopez Island. Nick and Sarah Jones run Jones Family Farms, where they raise grass-fed, free-range […]

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Pink Scallops Return to Seattle Menus

After disappearing from the market for years, a special kind of seafood makes a triumphant comeback It was around 1993 or 1994 at The Herbfarm (where Poppy/Lionhead chef Jerry Traunfeld was then in the kitchen) when food writer Sara Dickerman found The Birth of Venus in her seafood chowder. As Dickerman remembers it, she was […]

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King 5 News ~ Rare Northwest delicacy making a comeback in Puget Sound

Divers off the shores of Lopez Island are searching the depths of Puget Sound for a rare delicacy that hasn’t surfaced here for more than 20 years. “It’s like nothing you’ve ever eaten before,” said Nick Jones, owner of Jones Family Farms. “It’s a unique experience.” Singing Pink Scallops were fashionable in upscale restaurants all […]

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JFF is featured in Bounty!

The book, BOUNTY – Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community, honors Lopez Islands Farms and Farmers. Stunning color images from each farm accompany a story panel with farmer portraits, profiles and a farm-fresh recipe. Look for both entries for the Family Farm and Shellfish Farm & Hatchery.

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We are featured in The Essential Oyster!

We received our copy of The Essential Oyster and our oysters were featured!! Page 16 has a full picture of Aaron Friend in the Algae Room, Page 19 has Nick and Marion, Pages 30-31 are our Olympia oysters, and Pages 34-35 are our European Flats. You can order a copy here.  

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The Biggest Science Experiment in the San Juans

We are excited to be apart of Project 468. “These days, the mention of science and farming in the same breath immediately brings to mind the hotly debated issue of GMOs (against which, by the way, San Juan County recently scored a victory). But that’s not necessarily what comes to mind for Nick and Sara Jones of Jones Family […]

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