When it comes to innovation, sometimes it's better to let the kinks get worked out before hopping on board. Let someone else test the food for poison, right? But when we heard about Siren SeaSA, the new fish-share concept modeled after now-ubiquitous produce CSAs, we were willing to be early adopters.
|Photos by Jesse Hirsch|
|Mussels before bearding, storage, and cooking|
For its beta run, Siren SeaSA rolled out a six-week test program. For your buy-in, you get 3-4 pounds of seafood each week, presumably enough for a family of four. The tentative lineup includes Mediterranean mussels, wild king salmon fillet, whole squid, wild caught Pacific sardines, miyagi oysters, and hook-and-line caught black cod.
Everything is sourced locally, natch, and if unforeseen circumstances (weather, overfishing, etc.) arise on a given week, you either receive a substitute sea product or your money back.
We find this last part especially appealing, as farm CSAs can be a gamble at times, with a poor harvest being a viable risk. For the fiscally conservative, Siren SeaSA's safety net is a major plus.More »