SeafoodShare

SeafoodShare and SalmonShare

Sitka pictureFor many Midwestern families, the arrival of the CSA movement brought a new way to access high quality produce and other farm products, to connect with small scale farmers, and to support an alternative to the industrial food system. Unfortunately, while Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, the options for experiencing the same connections with seafood can be hard to find. Through our SeafoodShare and SalmonShares, we hope to bridge such a gap. We work with Sitka Salmon Shares to connect you with small boat family fishers in SE Alaska who harvest fish with the same values that underpin our CSA.

In addition to being sustainably harvested, the quality of the fish included can be difficult to match. All the seafood available has been harvested by hook-and-line and other low-impact methods. Once on board, the fishermen individually care for each fish to allow for the preservation of the premium quality that nature created. The fish then remain on ice until they reach the processor, where they are filleted, vacuum sealed, and blast frozen. As small boats taking short trips, this fish will be “fresher” than most fresh seafood you find in the grocery store during the season. Indeed, this process guarantees that even months later, the seafood you eat tastes as if it’s just off the boat in SE Alaska. Each share delivery comes with news from our fishermen, information about the species they harvest, and, of course, a selection of recipes and preparation tips to inspire great meals with friends and family.

With either the SeafoodShare or the SalmonShare, we hope you’ll enjoy exploring the nuance and delight of the fish filling the waters of SE Alaska–from versatile whitefish like pacific cod to premium specialties like the melt-in-your-mouth treat of black cod. What’s more, we hope you’ll have fun exploring the differences in taste that distinguishes king, coho, and sockeye salmon.
For a more detailed description of the seafood included in these shares, please see the Culinary Guide to Wild Seafood.

Large SeafoodShare

With a Large SeafoodShare you will get approximately five pounds of delicious mixed seafood each month for five months.  This size share is geared toward families or seafood/fish lovers.

Large SeafoodShare (pounds*)
June July August September October Total
Black Cod 2 2
Pacific Cod 3 3
Yellow Eye 3 3
Lingcod 2 2
King Salmon 3 3
Halibut 2 2
Sockeye Salmon 3 3
Quillback 2 2
Coho Salmon 3 3
Salmon Burger 2 2
Total 5 5 5 5 5 25

Small SeafoodShare

With a Small SeafoodShare you will get approximately three pounds of mixed seafood for five months.  This size share is geared toward couples or families with small children.

Small SeafoodShare (pounds*)
June July August September October Total
Black Cod 2 2
Pacific Cod 1 1
Yellow Eye 1 1
Lingcod 2 2
King Salmon 1 1
Halibut 2 2
Sockeye Salmon 1 1
Quillback 2 2
Coho Salmon 1 1
Salmon Burger 2 2
Total 3 3 3 3 3 15


Large SalmonShare

With Large SalmonShare you will get approximately five pounds of salmon each month for four months.  This size share is geared toward families or salmon lovers.

Large SalmonShare (pounds*)
June July August September October Total
Copper River Sockeye Salmon 5 5
King Salmon 3 3
Keta Salmon 2 2
Sockeye Salmon 5 5
Coho Salmon 3 3
Salmon Burger 2 2
Total 0 5 5 5 5 20


Small SalmonShare

With Small SalmonShare you will get approximately three pounds of salmon each month for four months.  This size share is geared toward couples or small families.

Small SalmonShare (pounds*)
June July August September October Total
Copper River Sockeye Salmon 3 3
King Salmon 2 2
Keta Salmon 1 1
Sockeye Salmon 3 3
Coho Salmon 2 2
Salmon Burger 1 1
Total 0 3 3 3 3 12


Weights are approximate and not guaranteed.  The total weight received each month will be at least the amount indicated for that product (e.g. Small SeafoodShare will have at least three pounds of fish but each variety may be less than one pound: 0.96# Pacific Cod, 2.08# Black Cod).