With less than a month to go til opening day, we begin our series of business profiles of our incredible farmers market vendors. Today’s installment: Dave Henchy from Cape Cod Fish.
Dave teams up with dayboat fishermen to bring fresh, sustainably-caught, local fish, including those lesser-known varieties like mackerel, pollack, hake, even monkfish, winter skate, and bluefish, directly to members of a Community-Supported Fishery (CSF). Just as in a CSA, Cape Cod Fish Share members pay in advance for a weekly delivery of fresh fish. But with the advent of the brand new pilot to bring fish straight to Boston Farmers Markets, Henchy has the opportunity to expand his business model to include yet another direct-to-consumer pipeline.
For Dave, there is one essential thing that makes for great fish: “the journey from the sea to your plate is short and quick.” Fish that’s both local and fresh is what his business is founded upon along with the idea that with these two elements come the highest-quality, best-tasting fish you can find anywhere. And he stands by it, literally. Dave himself is out pounding the pavement 8-days-a-week getting fresh fish into the hands of his shareholders and now to his retail customers at the three farmers markets citywide – including the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market beginning June 28th – where he’ll be selling his catch.
What to expect at our market?
Dave is committed to bringing a wide array of affordable fish varieties to market – including both filets and whole fish. Come by to check out his fantastic porgy, mackerel, hake, redfish, bluefish, pollack, and scup. All for between $2.99-$5.99/lb!
Know a locally-available fish or seafood item that’s not on the list that you’d like to see? Get in touch with us and we’ll pass along the message.