Big City Fish Share will be selling super-fresh, local, and sustainable seafood at the New Amsterdam Market on Sundays in November
MANHATTAN, NY – Big City Fish Share (BCFS) will start selling locally sourced seafood at the New Amsterdam Market for the first time in November, giving New Yorkers a chance to choose from a range of seasonal seafood sourced from their state. The BCFS team will be at the market from 11 am to 4 pm, offering a seasonally changing range of seafood such as: yellowfin tuna, scup, black sea bass, summer flounder/fluke, striped bass, squid.
“Demand for the pick-up services we have been running since September was fantastic, we found New Yorkers really wanted to know where their fish is coming from, who caught it, how, and when,” says owner Matt Gove. “By selling at the market we can give a broader range of New Yorkers more choice in the seafood they consume” he added.
BCFS is only providing seafood listed as sustainable by Monterey Bay’s Seafood Watch program and the Blue Ocean Institute. The seafood will come from small-boat fishermen based in Three Mile Harbor and Montauk, near the tip of Long Island.
BCFS will resume its CSF next spring. CSFs are based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, where customers pre-pay for a set amount of weekly deliveries of local produce. BCFS offers a weekly delivery of a “full share” of 3lb for $50 or a “half share” of 1.5lb for $25.