Food Boat Serves Up Seafood Education at Farmers Markets

Eating with the Ecosystem's food boat will educate and serve local seafood samples at farmers markets in Newport, Middletown and Bristol.

Eating with the Ecosystem’s food boat educates about local seafood at farmers markets.

You’ve heard of a food truck, but what about a food boat?

Starting this fall, Eating with the Ecosystem is using its food boat to blend food experiences with education to promote sustainability of New England’s wild seafood with the Scales and Tales Program at farmers markets in Newport, Middletown and Bristol.

While educating about local seafood, fisheries and marine ecosystems, the organization partners with local chefs to host cooking demos that feature local seafood species and provide visitors free samples of the delicious dishes they’ll create. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous yourself, you can purchase the recently released eco-cookbook, Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries and cook your own eco-friendly seafood recipes.

To see Eating with the Ecosystem in action, visit any one of these local farmers markets and taste what everyone’s talking about:

  • Sept. 19, 2-6 p.m.: Aquidneck Grower’s Market, Memorial Ave., Newport
  • Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Aquidneck Grower’s Market, Newport Vineyards, Middletown
  • Sept. 26, 2-6 p.m.: Aquidneck Grower’s Market, Memorial Ave., Newport
  • Sept.29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Aquidneck Grower’s Market, Newport Vineyards, Middletown
  • Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Mount Hope Farm Farmers Market, Bristol
  • Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Mount Hope Farm Farmers Market, Bristol
  • Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Mount Hope Farm Farmers Market, Bristol
  • Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Mount Hope Farm Farmers Market, Bristol

Demonstrating how to filet a fish.

 

Children learn about the local species dogfish.

 

Samples at a food boat presentation.

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