Born of pure Yankee ingenuity, Pike’s Original Maine Garden Hod basket reflects the very best of Maine’s long tradition of functional art, craftsmanship and utility.
For hundred of years, Maine’s clam diggers have used hods to hold and rinse their catch.
The hod basket is styled after the traditional clam hod. They are built to last from quality hard and soft woods and durable food-grade vinyl-covered mesh.
Designed for harvesting and washing plants, fruits, and vegetables, users have discovered that the hod lends itself to hundreds of other uses -inside and house- any time of the year.
The Hod Basket is available in two sizes. The large is 19¼” long x 11″ wide x 7¼” high and has a capacity of approximately two pecks (16 quarts). The small measures 16″ long x 9″ wide x 5¼” high and has a capacity of approximately one peck (8 quarts).
The Hod Basket can be found in many people’s homes all over New England, however, they are not exclusively used for digging and purging clams anymore. They are now used most frequently to gather your home-grown veggies together from your garden, rinse them using the outside hose, and then bringing your freshly picked and cleaned vegetables in to your kitchen. They can also be found holding magazines or extra rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom, gathering tub toys or dog toys, or a place for the smaller pieces of wood that will make good kindling for a fire in the wood stove on a cold, Maine night.