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Greenshell™ Mussels,
New Zealand’s Iconic Superfood


We pride ourselves in the work that we do and the beautiful food we produce and deliver to Mills Bay Mussels customers, all over New Zealand.

Right here in the Greenshell™ Mussel Capital of the World!

At Mills Bay Mussels we are on a mission to spread happiness through delicious, healthy and sustainable food, New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussels.

One of the lowest carbon footprints of all animal proteins, almost equivalent to the plant based protein tofu!

Grown on our farms in the Marlborough Sounds, Greenshell™ mussels are unique to New Zealand. They are then hand graded, packed, prepared and served with love by our local team in Havelock.

Visit us for the freshest mussels you can get!

Tasting Room & Eatery, Havelock Marina

From the Mills Bay Mussels family to yours… A fresh, delicious, sustainable superfood!

Live and fresh local seafood for all to enjoy!

Come take a seat at the Mills Bay Mussels café located at the front of the pack house down in the Havelock Marina – the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. A friendly team working in an open kitchen will be showcasing the many exciting and delicious ways mussels can be prepared and enjoyed.

There is also a great selection available weekly for you to take home to your whānau.

Join the Raw Shuck Revolution!

Let’s celebrate mussels together and the incredible culinary potential that this familiar Kiwi seafood offers.

Greenshell™ Mussels should be shucked raw, then cooked, not steamed open first. This ensures a perfectly tender and delicious mussel dish will be created.

Click below to learn how and find out where Mills Bay Mussels are featured. Follow us and join the Raw Shuck Revolution!

Grab a friend and head on over to @sisupicton as they are reopening today after a much deserved break 🙌

This delicious creation by chef Inkeri - showcasing Mills Bay Mussels - will pair beautifully well with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 
Stefan curated a great list showcasing wines from our region 🥂

made with oyster stout, radish, spring onion, lemon, baguette. 

 #seafoodcharcuterie #seafoodpâté #mussels #moules #nzseafood
As the cooler weather is settling in, we are sharing one of our recipes synonymous with warmth & comfort 💚

Creamy NZ Greenshell™ Mussel & Fish Chowder


• 1 kg fresh live mussels
• 1 onion, chopped
•  ½ leek, chopped (reserve green part)
•  50 g butter
•  2 potatoes, chopped into 1 cm cubes
•  500 ml cream
•  ¼ c white wine
•  Pinch white pepper
•  2 fillets fresh gurnard (or other white fish), chopped into cubes
•  1 Tbs parsley, finely chopped
•  75 g butter
•  3 tbs flour


In a large pot, sauté the onion, leek, and celery with the butter on a low heat until soft.
While the onion mixture is cooking, steam open the mussels by placing a large pot on a high heat and adding the mussels, wine and leek greens. Place a lid on top and cook for 5 min or until the mussels open. Remove from heat then strain the mussels, reserving the stock. Take the mussel meat out of the shells and chop into small chunks then set aside.
Add the mussel stock to the onion mixture. Add the potatoes and bring to the boil. When the potatoes are almost cooked, add the cream and bring to a simmer.
In a small pot, make a roux by melting the butter and mixing in the flour until a crumbly paste is formed. Stir the roux through the simmering pot to thicken the chowder.
Add the fish and allow to cook for 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped mussels and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with warm crusty bread and a dash of fresh parsley.

Enjoy! 😋

@kellibrett we have a bowl waiting for you at the Tasting Room & Eatery 🥰
Exciting opportunity at Mills Bay Mussels! We're looking for a Sales Administrator to join our dynamic team. Responsibilities include customer care, order processing, procurement and liaison with the pack house. You'll play a vital role in meeting sales targets and ensuring customer satisfaction. Join us in supporting growth and promoting a sustainable superfood in our iconic New Zealand food business 💪

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