Monday, February 26, 2018

Community Supported Fishery for 2018 May - December 2018


CSF – Community Supported Fisheries for Akiwenzie’s Fish & More…    2018
Another winter is drawing to an end we hope.  What a crazy year we had last year but we decided to continue on.  The fight to adapt to climate change is a battle but hoping we can or will adapt.  With your support we can prepare for another year.  The boat needs some TLC and the fish plant has a few things needing to be touched up.  Also just some funds to get the fish wheel to start rolling again and some examples of that are cleaning supplies, nets, rope, wages and fuel.       
With your support we can remain sustainable.  We only take from the waters what we need to continue but don’t take any “extra.”   This way we know we have done our part to ensure the future of the fisheries in Georgian Bay.  As a side note, you, the customer gets the satisfaction in supporting a local wild caught fishery.
The dates the program will run this year.  Start date is May 26, 2018 to December 1, 2018.  It is roughly a 30 week span.  Deadline for payment is May 5, 2018.  Please, spend your share by December 1st, 2018.  Makes it easier to have it not run into the winter or following year…    
Half Share - $200(An extra 10% will be credited to your support to make the total $220) Maximum we ask you can spend at our table per market is $50. 
Full Share - $400(An extra 10% will be credited to your support to make the total $440) Maximum we ask you can spend at our table per market is $80.
There is no minimum for either of these and it covers everything on the table which could include fresh or frozen whitefish and/or lake trout.  Smoked whitefish and/or smoked lake trout.  In the months of October to December it also could be Golden (whitefish) caviar.
Please remind us that you have a CSF with us and we can record it in our book that we keep with the kit. 
We ask if you want something specific, please e-mail me a couple of days before a market so we can put your name on it so it saves on your disappointment.  Examples would be whole fish, fish heads/skeletons.
Payment Options for either choice:    Cash, Cheque or e-transfer. 
Reminder: We have a Standing Fish Order list.  We can add your name to a list of customers that have a piece of fresh fish put aside them.  You don’t need to do this to participate in the CSF.  It is just to help with any disappointment in missing the fresh fish.  We need to know your preference in species of fish and size.  Then if we have it, it will be waiting for you at the market every week.  We will sell the fish after 10:30am so there are no worries in case something comes up and you can’t make it.  I try to e-mail everyone on the list the night before the market to let you know if we have a piece of fish waiting for you or not.  It gives you a chance to cancel it if you want to pass on it that week.    
Thank you for your continued support– Natasha & Andrew Akiwenzie



Our contact information is:  Akiwenzie's Fish & More...  akiwenziefish@gmail.com 
                                             165 Lakeshore Blvd. Neyaashiinigmiing, ON  N0H 2T0
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great idea, but I am not in Toronto where you sell your fish. Would you consider the market in downtown London at some point in the future?

N. Akiwenzie said...

We might in the future but not this year. Maybe in future years..