I’m making it my mission to learn more about where my food comes from. When you go food shopping at your local grocery store, you usually walk in with your cart (already filled with children), follow your shopping list (or possibly forgetting things ON your list, like I do) and buy the ingredients you need to make your meals.
Have you ever stopped to think about how this product was made or about the process of bringing these delicious foods to your table?
When I take my boys to Sobeys, they always want to stop and look at the lobsters. “Mommy, can we bring one home?”
“Umm, not if you want to keep it as a pet,” I reply.
While they consider the idea of a lobster roaming the house, I have wondered what’s involved in bringing fresh seafood to the grocery store.
The coolest thing at Sobeys is that now you can actually find out that information. thisfish.info tracks the seafood you buy, and details the journey from its origin, including who caught the fish, when, how and where. So you know exactly where your fish came from and who caught it for you!
I looked out for the Traceable Seafood label and decided on fresh halibut.
When I got home, I went online to find out about my piece of halibut! Turns out, fisherman Ryan Edwards caught my fish while on the Helen II on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island! Pretty neat!
Hi, I am a fourth generation fisherman from Ucluelet, and have been fishing since I was seven years old when I first went out on my father’s fishing vessel. I have been skippering fishing vessels since I was nineteen years old.
I decided to send him a note to tell him how much we enjoyed the fish. The Traceable Seafood program makes it easy to do when you enter your code.
Pretty neat, isn’t it?
I grilled the halibut on the barbecue with lemon zest, lemon juice and pepper and served with some sweet potato mash and arugula salad with raspberry vinaigrette.
See what the other Better Food Lovers discovered when they traced their fish:
- Mardi channels her inner Julia Child
- What does Laura have in common with her fisherman?
- Which famous sea captain caught Andrea’s dinner?
- Read Heather’s heartfelt thank you note
- See the sweet note from Tammi’s daughter