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 Center, Colles 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!
Join NAMA's Coordinating Director, Niaz Dorry, and Bren Smith of Greenwave for an eye-opening webinar about many of the lessons sustainable food systems promoters have learned that apply to seafood as well - small scale tends to mean lower impact, local and short value chains increase the rewards to careful stewards of resources, and geography matters. Register today.
Join us at the first ever Seafood Throwdown at the Rhode Island Seafood Festival on Sunday, September 11th at 2 pm! Co-host is our partner Health Care Without Harm and emcee is Eat Drink RI's David Dadekian. NAMA Board Member and Fisherman Jason Jarvis will catch the mystery fish! Dished up alongside produce from Farm Fresh RI by chefs David Lefebvre and Ryan Catullo from CharterCare and chefs Jim Pugliese and Daniel Van Etten from Lifespan/RI Hospital. Join us at India Point Park on Gano St in Providence.
Join us at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center's first ever Seafood Throwdown at the Custom House Farmers Market! It's a great way to spend a Thursday evening sitting by the ocean listening to the sizzle of the chefs creating amazing dishes for the judges and tastings for the audience. The mystery seafood will be provided by fisherman Jason Jarvis - also member of Hope Road and NAMA Board Member! This Seafood Throwdown will feature chefs Henry Bousquet, Culinary Arts Instructor at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, and Chris Cronin, Executive Chef at Farm & Coast Market in Padanaram Village, South Dartmouth, MA. They'll be shopping from the bounty provided by Winterbottom Farm and Brix Bounty Farm.
Attention all Fans of Seafood Throwdowns...NAMA will be heading to the Bronx with our car packed to the max filled with Seafood Throwdown equipment and all things needed to be part of the Garden of Happiness Block Party Special Event. A very exciting trip for us, this community is vibrant with the spirit and the energy it takes to make this an extraordinary event!
Stay tuned for the pictures of the action and the story of NAMA's Road Trip to the Garden of Happiness!
Are you ready for a Blockbuster Seafood Throwdown? Here goes "the Blockbuster" of all Seafood Throwdowns is happening at Stage Fort Park(near the gazebo) next Thursday August 18th, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
Two Local Chefs, One Mystery Fish, NAMA, the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives , Backyard Growers Program, CAFM - Cape Ann Farmers Market and the Gloucester City Hall all share the stage for a 10 Year Birthday Celebration of Cape Ann Farmers Market!
Please join the Gloucester community as we come together for this spectacular event filled with many extras. Come early, get a seat up front, and learn about the Guest of Honor, "the Mystery Fish", take a taste and let this amazing species move you and help us create a demand at your local market for this delicious, under-loved, underutilized but so plentiful species.
Hope to see you there...
Come and join NAMA and the Codman Square community for a Saturday afternoon delight! A friendly cooking competition between Chef Adam Wimes of The South End Buttery goes against our own Niaz Dorry the Coordinating Director and an amazing home cook, in a knife to knife race against time. It goes like this: A guest of honor arrives (the Mystery Fish); they are introduced, and then are given $25 and 15 minutes to shop at the farmers market for local produce. Once back under their tent the timer starts. They have 1 hour to prepare, plate, and serve the community panel (known as "the judges"). Then it’s your turn; time to taste. The surprise of how delicious this Mystery Fish is will spark you to take ACTION by letting your local markets know about this underloved, underutilized species, and that it is so plentiful to our local fishermen but there is no demand for this on the shelves. So be part of history and come join us in our work of creating that demand in our markets while helping your local fishermen keep his catch and feed the neighborhood.
See you there…