David Belanger

Years of Participation

Known to most as “Clammer Dave”, producer of farm raised clams and the incomparable “Capers Blades” oysters, was schooled in agriculture and has a long and diverse career in farming, livestock production and natural resource management. Twenty-two years ago he began raising clams and later diversified into oysters, replicating the harvest and processing methods dating back to the days of African enslavement.
With thirty acres of sub-tidal salt marsh bottom lands behind a barrier island north of Charleston, a network of cooperating clam farmers and oyster harvesters and a processing plant in McClellanville, SC, CD produces the uniquely grit free, pressure washed hand graded and packed clams and oysters for the finest restaurants in Charleston and renowned restaurants around the country. He also ships to individuals who fall in love with his products during their restaurant experiences.
The “Clammer Dave” brand enjoys wide east coast recognition. He has been featured in numerous newspaper, magazine and internet articles. Southern Living, Charleston Magazine, Garden and Gun, The Local Palate and even a mention in Vogue along with participation in documentaries, travel and Public Television shows. The Capers Blades oysters have been named among the top ten southern farm raised oysters by Southern Living and among the top fifteen in North America by the popular lifestyle website Thrillist.