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  • MB 1:26 pm on July 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: community, fisheries, , press releases, seafood, sustainability   

    The Hook Up: A Community Supported Fisheries Info Session 

    Off the HookOff the Hook CSF, the Ecology Action Centre and Local Source Market are putting on a community supported fisheries info session called “The Hook Up” on Monday, July 19 at 6pm at Local Source Market in Halifax. (Charles @ Agricola.)

    There are only fifty spaces, so RSVP ASAP if you want to go.

    If you’re interested in supporting small-scale fishers, coastal communities and protecting our ocean resources, this short information session about community supported fishery (CSF) initiatives is for you. They will take a look at how the model has worked elsewhere, how CSFs can help provide more choice and flexibility in Nova Scotia’s seafood markets, while supporting sustainable fisheries, coastal livelihoods and bolstering marine stewardship. You’ll also get the origin story of Off the Hook, which unfortunately doesn’t include superpowered lighthouse-keepers or the city of Atlantis. .

    If finding out more about community and sustainability isn’t enough to reel you in, there’s also going to be a cooking demo with some fresh, whole haddock.

    Find out more about Off the Hook at  http://www.offthehookCSF.ca

    RSVP for this session at sadie@offthehookCSF.ca

    Don’t miss this chance to taste fresh, sustainably caught fish from the Bay of Fundy and learn how you can support small-scale fishers and coastal communities this summer!

  • MB 11:11 pm on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: eating, , salmon, seafood,   

    Charlottetown Farmers’ Market 

    I was just in Prince Edward Island, and treated myself to a little bit of time at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. A wholly different experience from the Halifax market. It caters more to prepared food—with African, Asian, Indian and Canadian food stalls peppered throughout the small building—but also has lots of wonderful local produce, art, crafts, coffee and preserves filling up the other booths.

    Charlottetown Farmers Market

    A blur of activity at the Farmers' Market

    There is something really joyous about finding all kinds of foods that you wouldn’t expect to find elsewhere in PEI; the samosas and curries are especially delightful. But, ultimately, it’s the great local treats like Medallion smoked salmon and coffee that is roasted in Murray River, that makes me want to keep going back. And that’s exactly what I ate when I went there last week.

    Medallion Smoked Salmon

    delicious smoked salmon, eventually shaved super thin for an awesome breakfast sandwich

    Bagel Prep

    The beautifully sliced salmon is plopped on top of a swath of cream cheese, and sprinkled with red onion, capers and a finishing touches---a squeeze of fresh lemon



    Last year there had been news of an expansion of the Market or perhaps an additional Charlottetown space, and I’m admittedly ignorant on what is going on there, but I have to say that as much as it does seem like someone squeezing into an outfit that is two sizes too small, I find the market charming and engaging, and part of me would hate to see it change.

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