Celebrate the Fruit of Our Ocean – Kick Off Seafood Throwdown




Promoting the Benefits and Delights of Local Dayboat Seafood in the Community

WHAT:       Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean

WHEN:       Saturday, February 16

LOCATIONS:       Egleston Farmers Market

                   Saturday February 16, 2013 from 11:00am-2:00pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain (near the Brewery) 


COST:        FREE

AGES:         All ages

PARKING:   Egleston Farmers Market:  Parking available at the JP Brewery Complex, in front of the market.


WEB:        bostonfoodandfitness.org,  eglestonfarmersmarket.org 


                           Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness (BCFF) will be launching Celebrate the Fruits of our Ocean, a year-long campaign promoting local seafood in the community. The campaign, developed in partnership with the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) and Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Healthcare Program (HCWH) will kick off the weekend of February 16th and 17th, 2013. The kickoff will take place at two of Boston’s winter markets: the Egleston Farmers Market in Jamaica Plain and the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market in Dorchester. Both winter markets now offer fresh seafood from local dayboat fishermen procured by Red’s Best, a Boston based seafood distributor that offers seasonal dayboat and traceable seafood direct to consumers at farmers markets and as well as wholesalers.

Cooking demonstrations from top local chefs will allow market goers to taste a variety of seafood dishes prepared, on the spot, right at the market.  The first seafood event includes a Food Truck vs. Restaurant “Seafood Throwdown” on February 16th from 11am-2pm at the Egleston Farmers Market featuring Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei Street Kitchen Food Truck and Chef Marcos Santos from Tres Gatos. They will be cooking up their best seafood dishes with an mystery local seafood that is fresh caught and paired with local ingredients from the market. The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market will feature local Chef Karen Henry Garrett of Dot 2 Dot Café and other local chefs who will prepare local seafood dishes based on the local catch of the day and fresh ingredients from vendors of the farmers markets.