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Jan 6, 2010 08:15 AM

Smoked Salmon Alemany Farmer's Market (name of fishmonger?)

I visited the Alemany Farmer's market about a week ago and bought some amazing and wonderful cold smoked salmon (1st row, far end). Unfortunately, I don't live in SF and didn't take her name. I was hoping to contact the fishmonger directly and see if she ships. (Or at least note it for my next trip) Does anyone know the name and/or contact info? -Thanks

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  1. If no one answers your question, try contacting the farmers market

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    1. Cap'n Mike's Holy Smoke is a popular (and delicious!) smoked salmon merchant that is at the Saturday Ferry Building market. While the only other SF market listed on their website is the Castro market, I have also seen them at the Fillmore market.....

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        1. re: vulber

          Yeah, I considered it might be Cap'n Mike's, but there are also a few other smoked fish vendors at other farmers markets ...that, IMO, are less expensive and better. Also, it doesn't seem the type of market where he sells and he's not big on the sampling. He does it, but not so much. In addition, I've never seen a woman at one of his stands at a farmers market.

          I hope someone who goes tommorrow will keep an eye out and report back.

          1. re: rworange

            There is often a woman at Cap'n Mike's at Ferry Plaza.

            1. re: rworange

              My favorite part about Cap'n Mike is not the smoked salmon, but the jerky. Delicious

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Is Red River back in business?
              I see from their last inspection report that they were at Alemany at least in 10/08.

            2. It is really good. It's definitely not Capn Mike's (which is about twice the price). I think it has Blue in the name and is from Half Moon Bay, but not sure.

              1. I checked last Saturday. It is Blue Ocean Smoke House.

                Retail Shop: 205 Yale Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
                Tel: (650) 922-7661
                FAX: (650) 563-9491

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                1. re: Euonymous

                  Interesting, as this was the last address for Red River Smokehouse:
                  Red River Smoke House
                  205 Yale Avenue
                  Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
                  A smokehouse by any other name....

                  1. re: wolfe

                    Red River has been closed for a while. It seems one of the co-owners of Blue Ocean is a French-trained chef, Piak Kong, who was woring as a head chef and consultant for a HMB Sake bar

                  2. re: Euonymous

                    This is good to know. I grew up in Portland, OR and every year my father would charter a boat with friends and catch some salmon, which would be deposited at a local smoke house for cleaning and curing. Memories of my earliest years are suffused with smells and tastes of wonderful smoked salmon, which we had for a song. When I look at Cap'n MIke's $45 to $50 per pound for smoked salmon, I am appalled. I'll definitely check out Blue Ocean.

                    1. re: Paul H

                      I think Blue Ocean's salmon runs about half of that. A big hunk is $9-12.

                      It might be a little more, but in the same price range as the cured salmon from Bi-Rite and Swan's, my two favorites in the city.