Shop Seafood This Spring

Not only are they absolutely delicious, but fish and other seafood offer lots of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Oily fish in particular (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, etc.) contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are important for heart and brain health as well as mood regulation. Stop by the St. Peter Food Co-op and give fish a chance this spring!

salmon fillets

Fresh Salmon

From Fortune Fish & GourmetStop by the Co-op for farm-raised Salmon from Norway!

“Driven by a belief in the numerous benefits of seafood consumption, Fortune sets high sustainability standards aimed at healthier oceans and in turn healthier people. We have partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership for our sustainability program.  They helped us develop a comprehensive Sustainable Seafood Policy.  They are also a partner in our Sustainability Initiative that promotes a product currently in a FIP or AIP to increase awareness and increase sales of that product within their customer base.  Fortune Fish & Gourmet is MSC and ASC certified and a founding member of Sea Pact.  We recycle and compost in our offices and are working towards zero food waste in our plant.  All of our seafood trim, bones and heads are repurposed; and any product that is not perfect for our customers, although perfectly delicious and healthy, is donated to Care for Real Food Pantry and Lakeview Pantry. In light of current climate change, Fortune upholds the importance of investing in sustainability to ensure the availability of a healthy food supply for generations to come.”

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walleye fillet

Fresh Walleye

From Red Lake Nation Fishery – Keep your dollars local and support indigenous fishermen with fresh Walleye from Red Lake, Minnesota.

“Red Lake Nation Fishery is owned and operated by the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe. We use our knowledge of the Red Lakes to your advantage. Our fish products are wild caught by tribal fishermen, who use the wisdom from our elders to harvest in a sustainable manner. We understand the benefits of natural foods, and include that value into the preparation of our fillets, each one done by hand.

We have provided freshwater walleye to America since 1919. Our business started during the First World War, when we offered a supply of healthy food to American Troops. We supplied our fresh fish once again during World War II. In 1929, the fishery was in full operation by the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, distributing food all over the United States. Soon, Red Lake Walleye became world famous.

As Native Americans, we have a strong connection with our traditions. We respect nature’s waters and the foods that come from the Earth. These teachings have been part of our everyday lives for generations.”

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seared ahi tuna

Thaw and Eat Ahi Tuna

From Java Fishery – Want fish but don’t want to deal with cooking it? Java offers sashimi ahi tuna, perfectly seared, sliced, and seasoned with simple ingredients. Java’s Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) is wild and responsibly sourced using hand and pole line caught off the surrounding Indonesian islands. Their sushi-bar sashimi grade fish can easily be enjoyed right in your own home, and is high in protein and omega-3. Simply thaw and eat—you’ll be hooked! A poke bowl can be a stand-alone meal, or try adding the seared, sliced tuna to appetizers, your favorite salad, or pair with rice and veggies for a dinner entree.

pasta with shrimp

Shrimp & Calamari

From Northern Chef – The Co-op carries a variety of frozen products, including Coconut Shrimp, Boom Boom Shrimp, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Sea Salt and Pepper Breaded Calamari, and more.

In particular, you don’t want to miss the Baja Shrimp. Northern Chef has a unique and exclusive collaboration with a cooperative of artisanal, local, day fishermen in Magdalena Bay, Baja Sur, Mexico. Harvested from small page boats, the catch is brought directly to the production facility, just minutes from the bay. All natural, no preservatives, and individually quick frozen to make it right to your dinner plate.

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Stop by the St. Peter Food Co-op to pick up fish & seafood and consider becoming a Co-op owner to support our community.

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