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Unfortunately we have CANCELLED Sunday's Seafood Throwdown at Common Ground Country Fair - Official. Apologies to all for this last minute change. Our second chef who had graciously offered to participate had to change plans so yesterday and we have not been able to find a replacement chef. On behalf of all of us at NAMA, we send many thanks to our wonderful partners for volunteering to be part of this event in so many ways - going fishing, transporting seafood, cooking, judging and to each of them for committing to travel to Unity, ME. HUGE thank yous to Chef Cassady Pappas from Havana restaurant in Bar Harbor, ME, Pat Shepard of Penobscot East Resource CenterColles Stowell of One Fish Foundation, & Sara Randall.

If you're headed to the Common Ground Country Fair - enjoy! We look forward to seeing you at our last Seafood Throwdown of the season in Rockport, MA on Saturday, October 15th!

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Recent Newsletters

  • CommonBound brings unlikely allied food producers together around new food economies. Plus the Official Release of the Local Catch Core Values, Seafood Throwdowns from Cape Ann to the Bronx's Garden of Happiness, and the New Bedford Scandal Deepens.

  • Seafood Throwdowns are fun, tasty and exciting. Beyond the cooking competition excitement they're also a way for fishermen to share their stories and expose the corporate takeover of our ocean commons. Read Brett's story of why we throw down, about our upcoming trip CommonBound, the Good Food Awards and more!

  • At a time when success is measured by who can work at the speed of light regardless of the outcomes, we will continue to work at the speed of trust because we believe it's the only way to get the outcomes we seek for the long haul.