Fishadelphia in the press!

Fishadelphia has gotten a lot of press this week!

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Sign-ups for Fishadelphia’s pilot season are open!

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 pilot season flyer – English

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – Spanish

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – Chinese

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – Chin

 

Fishadelphia is up and running!

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.

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – English

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – Spanish

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – Chinese

Fishadelphia pilot season flyer – Chin

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CSF focus groups!

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!

West coast trip to talk with CSFs and fish markets!

I’ve just returned from two weeks on the west coast meeting with community-supported fishery programs, fish markets, and other people engaged in alternative distribution chains.  Big thanks to all the people who kindly sat down and chatted with me, including Jeff Wong from Community Supported Fishery in Garibaldi, OR, Rob Taylor at West Coast Clams, Aaron Longton from Port Orford Sustainable Seafood, Leesa Cobb from the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, Larry Collins from the San Francisco Community Fishing Association, Alan Lovewell and the whole crew from Real Good Fish in Moss Landing, CA, Sarah Rathbone from Santa Barbara Community Seafood and Dock-to-Dish LA, and Pete Halmay, Luke Halmay, Kevin Fukushima, and other folks at the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market!

This trip was made possible by Josh Stoll from LocalCatch.org.  Also, big thanks to Carla Norwood from Community Voice Consulting and Working Landscapes!

Rob TaylorReal Good Fish

image_1Tuna Harbor Dockside MarketLoaf & Fish

 

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USDA grant for CSF!

We were awarded a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grant ($265,000) to start a community-supported fishery (CSF) program connecting harvesters on the NJ shore with a diverse community of consumers in Philadelphia!  Check out the official grant announcement or read more about the work.

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