Company Name: Winter Harbor Lobster Coop

Address: 23 Pendleton Road, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

Phone: (207) 963-5857

Contact Email: susan@winterharborlobster.com

Website: winterharborlobstercoop.com

Winter Harbor Lobster Co-op Prices

Lobster Type Lobster Price/lb Min Lobster Order Expedited Shipping Order
1.25 lb Live Maine Lobster 2 129.99 INCLUDED
1.5 lb Live Maine Lobster 2 154.99 INCLUDED
2 lb Live Maine Lobster 2 144.99 INCLUDED
3 lb Live Maine Lobster 2 154.99 INCLUDED
Jumbo Lobster (5.5 – 12 lbs) N/A N/A N/A N/A
5-6 oz Lobster Tails N/A N/A N/A N/A
8-10 oz Lobster Tails N/A N/A N/A N/A
10-12 oz Maine Lobster Tails N/A N/A N/A N/A
12-14 oz Maine Lobster Tails N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 lb Fresh Lobster Meat 5 51 INCLUDED

 

Overview

The Winter Harbor Lobster Coop is a small group of independent Maine fishermen striving to deliver the freshest lobsters possible. The Coop facilitates sales to customers directly from local fishermen, creating relationships between individuals rather than blindly purchasing and selling. Winter Harbor Lobster Coop allows fishermen to build individual profiles so customers can see the people and communities their purchases are benefitting. This organization also takes a different approach to shipping live lobster. Rather than calculating shipping based on location, all prices already include cost of UPS delivery, meaning there are no surprises at checkout.

Shipping

Buying live lobsters from the Winter Harbor Lobster Coop is about as easy as it gets. Shipping rates are included in initial cost, meaning customers won’t be blindsided by high next-day delivery prices at check-out. Before getting packed into insulated containers, the lobsters are hand-selected for both “hardiness” and “hardness,” qualities these professionals can easily recognize. Customers can buy as few as two 2lb lobsters and as many as thirty 1.25lb lobsters, but shipping is always included. The Coop also provides holiday specials and gift certificates, so keep your eyes peeled if purchasing during the holiday season.

Harvesting Methods

While the lobstermen and women involved in the Winter Harbor Lobster Coop operate independently, they all abide by the same strict harvesting rules. As soon as the lobsters come off their boats, they are immediately plunged into 36-degree water, putting them to “sleep” and locking in their fresh taste. This water is also subject to a sophisticated filtration system, which stimulates the lobsters’ natural environment. When packing orders, these lobstermen use customized “cold packs” to maintain low temperatures, keeping the lobsters alive, asleep, and fresh right up until they reach your kitchen.

Recipes and Resources

The Winter Harbor Lobster Coop gives customers a lot of information about their products – everything from where they’re sourced to who caught them. The website also includes a “Lobster Information” menu, which provides nutritional information and basic cooking methods. If it has to do with lobster, this Coop’s website probably has an answer.

In addition to selling fresh and live lobster, the Winter Harbor Lobster Coop sells Lobster Kits, attractive boxes that contain crackers, picks, butter dishes, and sanitary wipes. Though a purchase in and of itself, this kit is a phenomenal resource for those new to lobster cooking and eating. They are available in both 4- and 8-piece kits and are built from Eastern Maine Pine and birch plywood.

Type of Lobster

Live lobster, fresh lobster meat

Other Seafood Products

Lobster kits