Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cape Ann Fresh Catch and Lowell Sustainability Week

Back in May, the as-of-recently wonderfully active City Manager's blog mentioned that a sustainable fishing CSA out of Cape Ann was looking to distribute in Lowell if interest was high enough. The original post was here.

Well, I emailed them to complain that the hours were very unfortunate for those of us who work outside of the city (a weekday, 4-6), and the automated email system considered that an "interested" vote. So...the good news is I got an email today saying it's on!

Hi there,
First and foremost, thank you for expressing interest in a Cape Ann Fresh Catch ( distribution site in Lowell.
We're psyched to say your feedback has been great and the Lowell CAFC CSF distribution site is on!
Starting on Friday July 8th, we'll have our first delivery at the Lowell Farmer's Market at City Hall Plaza, 375 Merrimack St.
Depending on the share type you select, there will be either eight weekly or four bi-weekly deliveries starting on Friday July 8th from 4–6pm for the remainder of our Summer 2011 season. We hope to continue delivering to Lowell with our Fall 2011 season starting in September.
Our delivery calendar ( is a great resource to track what was distributed and as a timetable for current and future seasons.
So, curious in supporting our local fishermen through our Community Supported Fishery?
Please visit our website ( to learn how to join CAFC.
And please, take some time to explore our website further. There's a "boatload" of info on our website that will hopefully answer any questions you may have about Cape Ann Fresh Catch. If not, please feel free to contact us at
Also, please forward this email to anyone you know who may also be interested in supporting our local fishermen by receiving a weekly or bi-weekly share of "day boat" fresh fish delivered to Lowell through CAFC.
Again, thank you for your interest in keeping your food dollars local through your support of the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fishery.
All the best,
Your CAFC CSF Staff

So... while we are on the topic of  sustainability and we're working off of news on the City Manager's blog, just a reminder that Lowell Sustainability Week begins June 20th. I'm looking forward to the presentation on the Monday the most, which, again, got a separate write-up on the Manager's blog. The presentation, "Envisioning a Sustainable Lowell", is to discuss updates to the city's Master Plan based on sustainable development. This is a topic that should interest everyone - Lowell has some unique benefits and challenges with regard to sustainability that we need to fully explore.

1 comment:

  1. For the planned, original time. I don't exactly get this though. Can you just show up there and buy fresh fish? I could have Tory just bring some!

    ~ K ~