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Savor the Seas: Why Our Weathervane Scallops from Alaska Are a Cut Above the Rest

written by

Melissa Cole

posted on

October 20, 2023


Scallops seared in garlic and parsley butter served in cast iron skillet

At Pure Pasture Farms, we take pride in being stewards of the land and sea, offering foods that not only tantalize your taste buds but also contribute to a healthier planet. Our commitment to regenerative farming and responsible animal husbandry shines through in every product we provide. This time, we're excited to share one of our finest offerings from the ocean's depths: our sustainably harvested Weathervane Scallops from Alaska.

A Nutritional Powerhouse

First, let's dive into the nutritional bounty that Weathervane Scallops bring to your plate. High in protein and low in fat, these scallops are a lean source of essential nutrients. A 3.5-ounce serving provides:

  • Protein: 20.5 grams
  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 34 mg
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 350 mg

Moreover, scallops are rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin B12, iodine, zinc, and selenium, which contribute to healthy nerve function, thyroid regulation, and immune support.

Weathervane Scallops vs. Bay Scallops

When it comes to scallops, not all are created equal. Two common types of scallops are Weathervane and Bay scallops, and here's how they differ:

Size and Texture

  • Weathervane Scallops: Larger, ranging from 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, and possess a firmer texture.
  • Bay Scallops: Smaller, usually around an inch in diameter, and have a softer texture.

Flavor Profile

  • Weathervane Scallops: Known for their rich, buttery flavor with a hint of sweetness.
  • Bay Scallops: Tend to be sweeter but are not as complex in flavor.


  • Weathervane Scallops: Primarily found in the cold waters of the North Pacific, particularly Alaska.
  • Bay Scallops: Usually harvested from the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico.


  • Weathervane Scallops: At Pure Pasture Farms, our Weathervane Scallops are sustainably harvested, ensuring minimal impact on ocean ecosystems.
  • Bay Scallops: While there are sustainable options, they are generally more susceptible to environmental stress and overfishing.

The Pure Pasture Farms Promise

Our Weathervane Scallops align perfectly with our core values:

  • Preserving the Land and Sea: By sourcing from sustainable Alaskan fisheries, we ensure that the ocean's ecosystems are respected and preserved.
  • Being Responsible Stewards: We adhere to responsible fishing methods, ensuring that the scallop population remains healthy for future generations.
  • Contributing to Our Community: By choosing our Weathervane Scallops, you are supporting both a local business and sustainable fisheries, empowering communities at large.
  • Establishing Unwavering Trust: We stand by the quality of our products. That's why we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our foods.
  • Nurturing the Well-Being of Others: With their exceptional nutritional profile, our Weathervane Scallops are a delicious way to nourish your body while upholding your values of environmental responsibility.


When you choose Pure Pasture Farms' Weathervane Scallops, you're not just making a meal; you're making a statement. You're choosing quality, sustainability, and a product that benefits both you and the Earth. So go ahead, upgrade your meals and eat with confidence. Savor the difference that true sustainability can make—one delicious bite at a time.

Upgrade your meals today with Pure Pasture Farms' Weathervane Scallops from Alaska and taste true sustainability. Because Quality Protein for a Better Life isn't just our goal; it's our promise to you.

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