Meet our Community Partner: Skipper Otto

Wednesday February 17, 2016

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Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) creates a direct connection between local fishermen and consumers with the joint goal of protecting ocean resources and improving our local food system.

The CSF model ensures that independent, small-scale harvesters can continue to fish using the low impact practices their parents and grandparents used before them and still remain in an industry that is rapidly becoming dominated by big business and aquaculture.

CSF members buy in before the season and receive a share of premium, wild, local, and sustainably caught seafood. Members have boat-to-fork transparency, knowing how, when, where and who caught their fish.

Skipper Otto's CSF is a flexible, buy-down style program. This means that members purchase a credit before the fishing season starts. They can choose to purchase any sized share in $100 increments. Members receive regular email newsletters letting them know what is available and when they can pick up. They then login to our on-line store, select the items they would like, and select their pick-up date and location. The dollar amount for each item is deducted from the member’s balance until the balance is used up.

Community Natural Foods is happy to provide this opportunity with our customers again this year!  Early bird pricing ends February 29 so don't delay to sign up!  By signing up by February 29, you will be eligible for the first pickup date on March 15.  With first pick up, you will also receive a complimentary Community Natural Foods goodie bag including delicious samples and savings!

Click here to sign up to Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery program!