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Woodman’s / Farnham’s

Posted in Family, Food, Landscape, Water by joncrispin on 24/08/2011

Clams

Peter goes back to Union soon, and today was a good day to drive out to Essex for some clams.  We had visited Farnham’s in June and wanted to try Woodman’s.  We left Pelham late morning and arrived in Essex just before 2.00.  Woodman’s is the larger operation of the two and claim to be the originator of the fried clam.  We ordered a large and waited about 5 minutes.

Essex, MA

We went out back to the picnic tables and enjoyed the view and the clams.  It soon became clear to us that we couldn’t just operate on memory to compare the two spots, so we hopped in the car and drove down the road to Farnhams.  Ordered a small box there and sat at the outside tables.

clams

Both places are a must visit for anyone who heads up that way, but for us the Farnham’s experience was better in all ways.

Essex Salt Marsh

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  1. KLJ said, on 24/08/2011 at 10:29 pm

    Jace, You crack me up. I love it that you seem to know what is really important in life. Here’s to many more fried clam experiences.

    Much love, KLJ

  2. […] a bit of a study of fried clams in the Northeast, and he had encouraged me to check it out.  (See previous post)  I had originally hoped to go to Stowe’s, which is just down the road, but they are closed […]

  3. […] We then drove up to Essex to eat some clams at Farnham’s.  For those of you who follow this site, I have posted about this place before. […]

  4. […] We then drove up to Essex to eat some clams at Farnham’s.  For those of you who follow this site, I have posted about this place before. […]


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