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Sat March 5, 2011
New Orleans, LA – Are you devoted to Louisiana fish during Lent? A group of Lake Pontchartrain fishers are testing the waters during Lent for a fishermen's version of the nationally popular model, CSA (or Community Supported Agriculture). That's where consumers share the risk with farmers by purchasing a season's worth of products at the start, then pick up their box of products each week. In this case, the Crescent City Supported Fisheries is a CSF (supporting fishermen). Shoppers order seven weeks of fish from the fisherman's daughter Chris Gerica, then pick up the box of fillets and crabmeat each Thursday at the Market in order to serve fish on Fridays at home. Here's the catch: If demand outstrips supply, then we will see fishermen collaborating more. To find out more, log onto wwno dot org. For the Farmers Market Minute, this is Richard McCarthy.
For more information, visit the CCSF Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667499070&ref=name#!/pages/Crescent-City-Supported-Fisheries/166610276721784