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Local Picks Pack: Time for More Fresh Seafood

Local Picks Pack: Time for More Fresh Seafood

How to Sign Up:
1.  Email seaviewcrabcompany@gmail.com with Local Picks Pack for the subject line. Let us know what size share you want to reserve (quarter, half or full) and which Wilmington market you would like to pick up at (CB Road, Marstellar Street or Market Street Stand).
2.  If anyone referred you to this program, please tell us his or her name and email so that we can send them a $10 gift card.
3.  Full payment for your share is due at the first pick-up or you can pre-pay here if you prefer.


Living by the coast gives you an opportunity to eat locally caught seafood, and improve your health, while supporting area fishermen.

Yet, as we talked with folks around the county, we realized there were many people who loved seafood, but rarely cooked it or ventured away from one or two known fish.

“I usually get flounder or grouper,” said one. “Because I know how it tastes and I know how to fix it.”

Though those are excellent fish, there are so many under fished, little known and perfectly delectable other varieties available in our vast ocean.

What if we offered a service where we could introduce people to the wondrous world of fresh local seafood?

So, in the fall of 2016 we launched our Local Picks Pack program. For a six-week period, we prepared fresh, ready-to-cook local seafood for those signed up for our new enterprise.

Pick-up for the packs was scheduled for Friday afternoon, though we allowed for some pick-up flexibility for those who would rather get their packs on Saturday.

Our pilot program was small but our participants were enthusiastic.

In the winter, we offered another round of Local Picks Pack and doubled our number of customers. Feedback from participants in the winter revealed that we needed to offer a size for single people, so that was incorporated into our spring session.

Participation doubled again.

It seems that Wilmington is ready to eat healthier, more sustainably and learn how to cook a variety of seasonal North Carolina seafood.

We send out an email to our LPP customers each Thursday to let them know what’s in the pack, give a description of the seafood and provide some cooking tips, along with recipes.

And, if they get stuck, a fishmonger is only a phone call away to help them through a rough spot.

In a few weeks, we’ll offer the six-week summer Local Picks Pack program and we hope that even more people want to explore the delicious freshness of local seafood.

Our best endorsements are from our participants.

“We love y’all. The folks in the shop are lovely. The folks on email are lovely. The fish is delicious and the tips are helpful. I wish you were actually in CB instead of a car ride away. We only eat seafood from y’all and I wish you lived in our pocket.”

“The fish is fresh, gorgeous, tasty, and wonderfully packaged. I have received a variety of fish I enjoyed, but probably would not have purchased due to habits or whatever. Thanks for the introductions!”

“This program is awesome. Freshest fish at great prices. I will be a future participant in addition to help spreading the word. I have already recommended to a few friends to sign up next time.”

We hope you will recommend LPP to your friends and co-workers. If you can get five people at your place of employment to participate, we’ll deliver the packs to your office, or a mutually agreed upon drop off point. (No more fighting traffic to pick up your fresh fish!)

Our next LPP begins August 4th through September 9th. Contact us via email at: seaviewcrabcompany@gmail.com if you have questions or participate by signing up.

How to Sign Up:
1.  Email seaviewcrabcompany@gmail.com with Local Picks Pack for the subject line. Let us know what size share you want to reserve (quarter, half or full) and which Wilmington market you would like to pick up at (CB Road, Marstellar Street or Market Street Stand).
2.  If anyone referred you to this program, please tell us his or her name and email so that we can send them a $10 gift card.
3.  Full payment for your share is due at the first pick-up or you can pre-pay here if you prefer.

Healthy living awaits!

 

3 Comments

  1. Rick

    how do we access a price list?

    1. Seaview Crab Company

      Hi Rick, are you looking for a price list for our weekly menu or for Local Picks Pack?

      Weekly Menu — to see our fresh seafood update & menu/price list, please register for our weekly email.

    2. Seaview Crab Company

      For our Fall Local Picks Pack, the 6 weeks of seafood is paid at the first pick-up. See our picks pack info page for prices.

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