Preparing for Labor Day

Officially, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 as a way to honor the American labor movement and contributions that workers had made to the development and growth of our country. For many, Labor Day is the last hoorah of Summer. It is called the “unofficial...

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Diversity In Our Store

Diversity isn’t just in the selection of seafood we carry in our store, but also in the people that visit our store. Each year we have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.  It is something we always look forward to.  Here in Maine, we are fortunate...

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Meal Prep: Seafood Edition

We hate to admit it, but the end of August is here, which means summer is winding down and school is about to begin.  With the start of school usually comes less time to be spent cooking elaborate meals for the family, enter meal prep!  Meal prepping is handy, and you...

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Now What Can You Do With A Whole Fish?

  Upon stepping foot in our store for the first time you will notice a lot; heaping piles of glistening ice, wet cement floors and fresh ocean smell to name a few.  More often than not, first time visitors will point straight at the whole fish case.  Here you...

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The History of Custom House Wharf

The City of Portland has a long history as a fishing port, and Custom House Wharf has played an integral part in that history. While many of Portland’s wharves today have been taken over by modern buildings and varied uses, Custom House Wharf has pretty much remained...

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The History of the Maine Lobster Industry

Lobstering is a field of work few truly understand.  Here at Harbor Fish we are fortunate enough to get a rare glimpse into the life of lobstering; our lobstermen pull up right to our back door to deliver these tasty crustaceans to us daily! But, how did the Maine...

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Children Are Not Eating Enough Seafood!

At HFM, we see lots of age groups come into our retail market. From little babies to 90 year old dads coming in with their daughters (there is a particular older dad that comes in that is totally a charmer!) School age kids are a favorite and it is so much fun to see...

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Our Newest Vendor: Calamari Fisheries

In 1973, in a little shoebox storefront in the North End of Boston, Paul Freddurra established ‘The Daily Catch’, where a box of fried calamari was going for $3.50. Paul had discovered the perfect niche in the seafood business, promoting squid. In 1983, he married...

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Summer is Here!

Finally, summer is upon us! These long, warm days are what we live for at Harbor Fish Market. Especially because there is nothing better than pairing all of these warm days with some perfectly cooked, more often than not, *grilled* seafood!  Seriously, as soon as I...

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Ecuadorian Shrimp

  We are now carrying a new variety of shrimp!  Our Blue Foot White Shrimp are farm raised on the coast of Ecuador in an eco-friendly environment.  The shrimp farm is directly adjacent to the sea and is recognized for producing delicious, world-class shrimp...

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Hooray for the Good Ol’ USA!

Independence Day, better known as the 4thof July, is celebrated across the United States with fireworks, parades, and of course, FOOD. Here in New England the holiday is all about the outdoors…picnics and BBQs on the beach or at the lake, ice cold beverages on the...

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Dear Old Dad

What to do for Dad on his special day this year? You all got together and got him that great grill last year…so being a bit selfish here, but let’s talk Mom into making salads and dessert and we will pick up the surf and turf! Some nice juicy steaks from the local...

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Land of the Free, Because of the Brave

It’s Memorial Day weekend, time to fire up the grill! The sun’s out, the outdoor furniture has been washed off and arranged around the deck, the salads have been made, the blueberry pie is in the oven. Our Memorial Day celebrations are the kick off to ‘summah’ here in...

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soFISHticated Seasoning’s – The Spice of Life

TA-DA!!!  It’s finally on the shelves…Harbor Fish’s own “SoFISHticated Seasonings” All Purpose Blend spice. It took a few months of R & D but we finally came up with just the right blend of spices, then developed a great looking label and wow, there it is on the...

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Cinco De Mayo: Let’s Taco ‘Bout it!

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day but the celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. It’s not really celebrated in Mexico, except in the city of Puebla and...

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Seaweed Week: What is Seaweed?

So, what exactly is seaweed and kelp? Seaweed and kelp are marine algae. These algae provide essential nursery habitat for fish and other marine species and play a role in providing our planet with oxygen! Another important role they play is one of providing healthy...

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Eating Fish for Spring Holidays

Good Friday The tradition of eating fish rather than meat on Good Friday stems from the Roman Catholic custom to not eat warm-blooded animals on Friday.  Christianity states that Jesus sacrificed his flesh on Good Friday, dying for our sins.  This is the reason why...

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Acme Smoked Fish

In 1905, Acme Smoked Fish Co, located in Brooklyn NY, started as a horse-drawn wagon selling smoked fish. Since then, the company has been passed down from generation to generation and it’s no surprise that all these years later, they are a leader in the smoked fish...

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