T Wharf, Rockport, MA

Rockport Harvest FestLast Seafood Throwdown of the season is right around the corner. Join us at Rockport Harvest Fest for our season finale featuring two chefs, a mystery seafood, our emcee Spencer Montgomery, fillet demonstration by Amanda Parks of New England Fishmongers, and more.

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


Land & Sea

Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center will host a half-day Colloquium to explore a whole system approach to increased food production in Maine and to examine the connections between economic growth potential in the food sector, good natural resource stewardship, and the overall health of our communities.


Maine and New England food production are experiencing something of a renaissance. Our region is widely viewed as a land of opportunity for increased land and sea-based food production and harvesting over the next decade. With this view come predictions of broad and positive economic impact.

But what exactly does the healthy and sustainable expansion of the region’s food production look like? How can major change take place in a manner that strengthens local communities, improves individual well-being, and strongly supports the land and water resources upon which all production and harvesting depend?

Our goal is for this event to be a bit different from other conferences. Rather than presenting the work of various organizations, we have invited a few leading agricultural and marine academics and food system experts to present for the purpose of framing a discussion about the complexity and interconnectedness of the region’s land and sea-based food system, and how better understanding this can help to inform the region’s approach to increased food production. This is a chance for all of us to step back from our work, think more broadly, learn, and engage in conversation about these important issues together.

Registration for Land & Sea is closed, and the event is full. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Unity, ME

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!

Boston, MA
Bristow, VA
Hatteras, NC
National Good Food Network Webinar
NGFN webinar

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.

India Point Park, Gano Street, Providence, RI

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.

36-52 William Street, New Bedford, MA

new bedford sft​​​​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.

Bronx, NY

SFT poster 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!