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Aug 25, 2010 05:22 AM

Seafood CSA expands to Raleigh

Core Sound Seafood, which is just finishing up their summer CSA in Carrboro, is adding a Raleigh pickup location for their fall CSA run. From 4-6 pm on Thursdays they'll be at 615 E. Whitaker Mill Road (near the intersection of Whitaker Mill & Bernard Street) for member pickup. The Carrboro day will still be Thursday as well, but the time is shifting back one hour to 5-7 pm (which bums me a bit, but I can see why other members asked for it).

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  1. Has anyone tried either of the seafood csa's serving the Triangle? This sounds like something right up my alley. I wonder how the portions work? Do you get a lot of many different things or portions of a few things.

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    1. re: Tom from Raleigh

      I'm currently doing the Carrboro CSA (or I guess it's really a CSF). I get a half portion every other week, which is about 2 pounds of seafood. Full shares are about 4 pounds. What you get depends on how the fishing is going and what's in season. There will be a wider range of fish available in the fall; we got a lot of shellfish this time around. We've gotten mackerel, mullet, shrimp, crab (softshell and backfin meat), crabcakes and clams. With the fall run, there is a choice of getting your fish filleted or just deheaded, gutted and scaled. All fish were filleted this time around but I did have to do some additional trimming on mine.

      I've liked everything I've gotten - it has all been very fresh - but the mackerel was truly extraordinary.

      1. re: Tom from Raleigh

        I've been doing the Walking Fish CSF since its inaugural season. Getting ready to start their 3rd season next month.

        We've been getting a weekly full share, which is plenty of fish and seafood which is fine with us, because we love it, and can freeze portions for later.

        we get our portion headed and gutted only because we want more fish for less $$ lol

        the biggest thing i would say people need to GET OVER is that you wont always get what you want, and sometimes there will be repeats. because gosh, maybe you can control what these fishermen catch in a perfect world, but not in this one.

        this past summer, CSF members dealt with strange weather patterns, rain, and and odd influx of stingrays in the shallow areas. It made me so angry to see people complaining about getting flounder again, so sorry, its FRESH.

        so, i'm really happy there's another CSF in town, the area needs good local fresh seafood at hand, but unfortunately, trekking it out to raleigh or carrboro from Durham isnt in my plans...

      2. This sounds like a great CSA to be a part of, and I wish I lived in the Triangle to be able to partake in it. As it stands, I saw Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough selling some of their products "a la carte" today. Picked up some beautiful looking fresh NC shrimp at $10/pound. And this was after having some triggerfish from Harkers Island at Panciuto for dinner that I believe was sourced from Core Sound Seafood.

        Weaver Street Market
        228 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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        1. re: mikeh

          We also do Walking Fish in Durham for a half share every other week. We really like the freshness and quality of the fish and the pick-up location is very convenient to us.