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  • Orrs Island, ME
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Soybean fed fish?!

Can carnivorous farmed fish go vegetarian?Did anyone see this article at Grist.org?  Just wanted to get…Continue

Tags: diet, protein, farm, fish, soy

Started Feb 27, 2012

Don't throw those lobster bodies away... make lobster stock!

When you eat fresh Maine lobster it is important to get every last morsel of meat because depending upon your location, you may have spent a pretty penny to get it.  We will have to discuss where you…Continue

Tags: fresh, seafood, stock, fish, lobster

Started Apr 21, 2011

When you think of local foods and healthy eating- how often do you include seafood?
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Hey there farmers!  I'm up here in Maine and I live and work in a fishing community.  Our local seafood is sustainably caught and super yummy.  I run a grassroots marketing initiative for Maine's…Continue

Tags: food, system, sustainable, healthy, fresh

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lobsters on the Fly Jun 25, 2011.

 

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Soybean fed fish?!

Can carnivorous farmed fish go vegetarian?Did anyone see this article at Grist.org?  Just wanted to get some Homegrown opinion.  It seems to be this would be horrible.  Sort of reminiscent of why cows need antibiotics.  (Not local cows, of course!)And I can't help but think changing a fish's diet would alter their nutritional makeup- perhaps decreasing their protein content?See More
Feb 27, 2012
Lobsters on the Fly replied to Lobsters on the Fly's discussion 'When you think of local foods and healthy eating- how often do you include seafood?'
"Hi Kristie- I'm sorry I am just now noticing and replying to your post.  Community support fisheries (CSF) are becoming quite popular around the Northeast.  Maine has quite a few and Connecticut just started their first! You can check…"
Jun 25, 2011
Lobsters on the Fly replied to Lobsters on the Fly's discussion 'When you think of local foods and healthy eating- how often do you include seafood?'
"A book to check out is World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky.  It is actually a "children's" book but it has amazing stories and facts about the ocean and fishing.  He is very accurate and to the point in regards to how we…"
Apr 27, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Lobsters on the Fly's discussion 'When you think of local foods and healthy eating- how often do you include seafood?'
"As OFTEN as possible!! It's actually interesting... when we lived on the Pacific Coast, it was hard to find LOCAL seafood!! Finding seafood caught in the bay where we lived was HARD!! Crab and Oyster were easier to find locally. I bought from…"
Apr 21, 2011
Lobsters on the Fly posted a discussion

Don't throw those lobster bodies away... make lobster stock!

When you eat fresh Maine lobster it is important to get every last morsel of meat because depending upon your location, you may have spent a pretty penny to get it.  We will have to discuss where you buy your seafood at another point but for now- what to do with the shells and body so they are not going to waste!?  Make lobster stock! You'll need:lobster bodies  (The more the merrier!)roughly chopped veggies: carrots, onions, celery, garlic (homegrown and local of course!)bouquet garni of…See More
Apr 21, 2011
Caroline Malcolm left a comment for Lobsters on the Fly
"Hey there! Welcome to Homegrown! We love fishin' farmers here! Glad to see a Bell X1 fan...haven't met too many of them lately! Share some seafood recipes with us in the Show & Tell section!"
Mar 8, 2011

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Lobsters on the Fly is dedicated to supporting Maine's fishermen (and farmers) through grassroots marketing, promotions and events. Lobsters on the Fly works with other local Maine businesses and strives to create synergistic relationships with local farmers, artists and business owners in order to promote the importance of buying local.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
The sandwich I just had at lunch! Maine spinach with raisins soaked in vinegar, sauteed with Maine garlic on Borealis bread, Maine made, of course!
Currently reading:
Crime and Punishment
Currently listening to:
Fitz and the Tantrums, Bell X1, DMB, The Broken Bells, Florence and the Machine, Aloe Blacc, Talking Heads, Dierks Bentley, the Rustic Overtones, Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlisle, oh and so much more!
My latest DIY project:
We're trying to buy a new house... so there are MANY DIY projects in my future.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.eatmainefoods.org

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At 1:38pm on March 8, 2011, Caroline Malcolm said…
Hey there! Welcome to Homegrown! We love fishin' farmers here! Glad to see a Bell X1 fan...haven't met too many of them lately! Share some seafood recipes with us in the Show & Tell section!

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