It’s February already; only 3 months until our 2017 market season begins on May 6! We are busy making plans and getting our vendors lined up; each week until the season begins, we will feature one returning or new vendor, so you can anticipate what edible delights will be available at Pawtuxet all summer.
This week, we take a look at The Local Catch.
“The Local Catch was founded in 2010 by Captain Richard Cook and his wife Ann. The Cooks were inspired by the philosophy that selling Rhode Island seafood locally improves our community’s relationship with the food we eat.
At The Local Catch, our top priority is quality. Rich, who has been fishing for over 30 years, knows Rhode Island seafood; where to catch it, when it’s in season, and how to keep it at its freshest from ocean-to-table. We market Rhode Island seafood we catch on our own boat, the F/V Sandra Lynn, as well as seafood caught by our fisherman friends.
The Local Catch is a local Rhode Island seafood processor that markets local seafood to local consumers. The Local Catch strategy supports New England fishermen, is better for the environment, and provides a fresher, tastier seafood product to our community.
When you purchase Rhode Island seafood from The Local Catch, you…
- help your local commercial fishermen stay in business
- reduce the carbon footprint of the seafood you consume
- obtain the highest quality seafood available
- enjoy one of the biggest perks of being a New Englander: the world-famous Rhode Island seafood off our shores!”
The Local Catch has been a valued vendor at the market for 6 seasons. They are an essential part of our lineup, and by supporting them you support our farmers as well. Our goal is to offer the best and most complete selection of locally sourced, fresh and prepared foods, right from the producers. As always, communication with the vendor is a huge plus when shopping at a farmers market: if you have a question or request for a product you’d like to see, please take the opportunity to speak to them, email, message on social media or call. Your feedback is very important to them, and to the market.
The Local Catch sells at the Pawtucket Wintertime Market, so whether they are one of your favorite vendors, or you haven’t yet tried their ultra-fresh seafood, pay them a visit and let them know you’ll be seeing them at Pawtuxet Village in May!
The local, healthy food movement has lost a powerful ally with the exit of Michelle Obama from the White House. Whatever your political stripe, if you are a farmer, foodie, health-conscious consumer, concerned environmentalist or parent worried about your child’s diet, you benefited during the last eight years from her efforts to promote better eating habits and growing methods. She encouraged people of all economic, racial and regional groups to take control of their food sources and demand better choices for a healthier future. Her support for community gardens, fresh, chemical-free farm produce, meats and fish, and minimally-processed whole foods gave a tremendous boost to all of our local efforts. Her dedication to the cause was deeply appreciated, and we hope that she will continue to advocate and educate for a long time to come. Thank you, Michelle!