How & Why buy from us?

HVFM is excited to announce our Pop-Up company "Lost Sailor Seafood Co." We will be handling distribution and serving sustainable treats throughout the valley. Email us to get on the list!

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The How:

Direct to Consumer Program:

It is tough to just list species that I am able to source. I provide a conduit directly from the fishermen. This provides you with a product that is days fresher than you can find at any of the local markets as well as the knowledge that you are supporting the men and women catching or raising the fish.

Please email me at hvfishmonger@gmail.com to get on email list of whats available to order.

Due to minimum quantities for shipping from the boats, you may need to inquire about your order before submitting. If your quantity falls short of the minimum for delivery, I will post a “wanted to share” on my FaceBook business page for others to see, as well as email my client list.

You may consider getting together with some friends in placing an order or consider freezing what you will not eat. Trust me when I tell you that this fish is so fresh, you might just want to eat it on more than one night in multiple preparations rather than freezing it.

Let me know the species of fish that you want to purchase. I will let you know the pack size, the market forms available and the market price.

Keep in mind:

  • Fish are wild. You may order a 5 lb. fish, but the fish may come in at 4 or 6 lbs. They do not come out of pre-portioned molds.
  • To get a specific quantity you may want to consider getting fillets.
  • The pricing per pound will be better on whole fish. If you want it gutted, scaled, and filleted I can do it for you for $5.00 to save you the mess.

Please Note: The final price will be based on the actual weight on the day of delivery.

Direct to Restaurant/Wholesale Program:

Please contact me directly. Keep in mind that I will ask you to forward me a list of what you are currently using, sizes, quantities and possibly pricing. This is so I can potentially match you up with specific boats landing what you need at a price that works for both of you. It is so much easier and time-saving over just sending out lists and prices in hopes that you are happy.

The Why:

I have been asked this question, and I will try to be as concise as possible. There is a lot of information out there that is alienating people from the movement of making proper seafood choices.

As consumers, we have the power to bring about positive change at sea by demanding to know where our fish come from, how it was caught and whether it is endangered.

There is a very large fishing industry out there, some fishermen are trying to get it right, and they are not being supported as much as they should be because people are not recognizing the difference between what they are doing and what the people are pillaging the seas are doing. We need to support those people.

There is no Black or White answer. If someone tells you farmed seafood is bad or wild seafood is bad, they are advocates; I like to approach my relationships through education. There is good and bad in both forms of seafood, but I will help guide you to the most sustainable of each species.

I have been educating students and clients about which species of fish to eat/avoid for years. Through my various jobs as educator, speaker, caterer and consultant, I have made some amazing contacts in the seafood industry. Some of the most special ones are the small day boat fisherman trying to make a living as the larger companies are coming in with boats that indiscriminately catch everything in their path, usually resulting in large quantities of bycatch, which is neither good for the environment or the fishermen involved.

Along the way, I have had friends and family members ask me regularly where to find these products. After all, we live in an area where you can find pastured raised beef, free range hens, and an abundance of organic produce. So I figured it was time to start a new type of CSA. Community Supported Aquatics.

I have developed a system with a group of commercial fishermen to buy direct from them. What does this mean to you? The fish will be caught in the morning, dressed, iced, and shipped overnight to me, where I can then deliver it to you, usually less than 24 hours out of the water!

Compare that to the seafood at the “local” markets where the fish is 3-4 days old before they even get it from their distributor, who got it from a central market, who got it from the fishermen. [Wow, a lot of transactions] And that is all before it sits on ice for a couple of days, waiting for you to buy it and it was purchased on speculation. I only buy when there is going to be a sale. My fish will never sit on ice waiting to be sold. These are fish that are cared for by a group of fishermen who take pride in what they do and still try to make a difference in the world.

Lastly, you are buying from a trained and world traveled chef. I not only have a deep personal connection to the sea, but I can help educate you on the best ways to store and prepare your catch.
I have been cooking and training people for 20 years, allow me to help you.

Hudson Valley Fish Mongers will donate a percentage of all sales to www.passionfish.org to further educate the public on matters of sustainability.