Princeton’s Office of Communications wrote a lovely piece highlighting our fishing communities and climate change work, and also Fishadelphia: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/02/18/north-carolinian-boats-are-now-fishing-new-jerseys-coast.
Jenn Hall has written two relevant pieces this fall for us:
- This lovely article about Fishadelphia in Civil Eats: High school students run this dock-to-table sustainable seafood program.
- An ode to George Mathis, our clam and fish wrangler, in Edible Jersey: A day in the life of a bayman.
Check them out – Jenn did a great job of capturing the essence of the work in both stories.
I also got a nice shout-out in the Swarthmore College alumni bulletin: Casting a wide net.
Sign up on our web site for 8 weeks of delicious, fresh fish at unbeatable prices! As always, we can’t predict what we’re going to have (because it’s still swimming in the ocean), but we’re expecting that this fall may include any of the following species: scup (porgy), dogfish, skate, flounder, black sea bass, whiting, bluefish, mackerel, squid, clams, oysters, and whelks. Pickup is every other Thu 4-6:30 at Mastery Charter Thomas.
Fishadelphia is funded by the USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), which is funded by the Farm Bill. The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is highlighting local programs funded by the farm bill, including us!
Fishadelphia took 40 customers, as well as friends and supporters (including folks from the Levin and Jensen labs) to the Point Pleasant Fishermen’s Co-op. Gabe Cumming made an awesome video of the trip here:
Fishadelphia held its first fish pick up on Friday, February 9th! (Rescheduled from Thu due to the Eagles parade – go Philly!) We sold 70 lbs of squid to 21 customers. Yum.
Plus, WHYY came to the pick up and did a nice radio piece!
Fishadelphia has gotten a lot of press this week!
- Dan Radel wrote a nice piece about Fishadelphia in the Asbury Park Press (Feb 5, 2018): New fish trade starts between Jersey Shore and South Philly.
- Billy Penn gave a Fishadelphia a shout-out (Feb 6, 2018): South Philly high school students started a new seafood CSA: ‘Fishadelphia’ offers biweekly fresh fish deliveries from the Jersey Shore.
- Jason Sheehan highlighted Fishadelphia in Philly Magazine’s food blog Foobooz (Feb 6, 2018): Fishadelphia is Philly’s new sustainable seafood CSA, which in turn got a shoutout from Saving Seafood: Fishadelphia is Philly’s new sustainable seafood CSA.
- Avi Wolfman-Arent from WHYY came to the first pick up and put together an awesome radio piece on Fishadelphia: Philadelphia’s new spot for fresh fish is in a school?
- This coverage is thanks to the skillful work of Morgan Kelly, the Princeton Environmental Institute’s communications manager, who wrote a great article about Fishadelphia on the PEI web site: Community-run seafood program, Fishadelphia, links city and Shore.
Sign-ups for Fishadelphia’s spring pilot season are now open! The season starts Feb 8, 2018, and involve 8 shipments of fish delivered to South Philadelphia, one every other week. To find out more – and sign up – visit our web site and check out our flyers below!
Fishadelphia – our student-run community-supported fishery (CSF) program aimed at connecting harvesters in NJ with diverse consumers in Philadelphia – is up and running! Our pilot season will start Feb 8, 2018, and involve 8 shipments of fish, one every other week. Sign-ups start Dec 1, 2017! Check out our web site and our flyers below.
This spring, students at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus planned and ran two focus groups for community members to determine fish preferences. Students asked the focus group participants what kind of fish they would be interested in purchasing, what prices they would be willing to pay, and whether they were interested in whole fish, fillets, or both. Students live-interpreted into four languages (Pashtun, Chin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish). Participants were interested in a range of species, and some were interested primarily in whole fish, while others were interested primarily in fillets.
A summary report of the focus group results will be available soon!