Study by Oceana Says One-Third of Fish is Mislabeled

A study by Oceana indicates a substantial portion of fish is mislabeled. Their suggestion: establish relationships with your fish vendor. At C’ville CSF, we support local fish farmers in southern Virginia, who come to the Farmers’ Market to meet you directly and guarantee the quality – and labeling – of our fish.

For more information on the study, the New York Times offers a helpful video and article.  Here’s a link directly to Oceana.


Cville CSF Co-Founders on Panel for Leviathan at Virginia Film Festival

Please join us for the screening of Leviathan at the Virginia Film Festival this Sunday, November 4, at 5:00.  Jack and Doug will be on the panel following the film with Steve Macko and Michael Pace from the University of Virginia, where we will discuss the film, the current fishing industry, and solutions for sustainable seafood and oceans.  Please find more information here.

Sign Up for Our Mini Season Now! Orders Due Monday, October 22

We are hosting a fall mini-season beginning October 27 that will run for three consecutive weeks!  Please place your orders by October 22.  As always, we have trout, catfish, and prawns available, and in any combination you would like!  We are also making single purchases available, as well.  Please click on the image above or follow the tab at top to our shares!

Two Ways to CSF this Summer!

We would like to announce for the summer of 2012, there will be two ways to order shares of fish from Cville CSF!  In addition to being at the Charlottesville City Market where we have been for the past two years, we are partnering with Bellair Farm this summer, as well!  We now provide the option for Bellair members to pick up fish in conjunction with their CSA shares starting June 2.  Our summer season at the City Market will begin June 30.  We are very excited about the opportunity to join Bellair Farm and hope that you’ll consider having local fish and greens together!

See the links above to order according to your preferred pickup location and please let us know if you have any questions!

Cville CSF Catfish Available at the Local!

Our catfish was featured at the Local on April 7 and will be available again this weekend!  Please look for a delicious recipe prepared by chef Matthew Hart!

Spring 2012 Shares Now Available!

Registration for our Spring 2012 season is now open!   The season will begin at the opening of the Charlottesville City Market on April 7 and will last for 12 weeks (6 biweekly pickups).  Please see our brochure below or our “Shares and Delivery” page for more information.

No More Edible Fish by 2050?

Kate Cowell of U.Va. Today has written an article on the U.Va. Food Collaborative Film Panel we joined Wednesday, February 22, 2012.  We were joined by Environmental Sciences professor Steve Macko and moderator Carla Jones for a discussion on the film “The End of the Line.”  We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with the students and public who joined us, who were very informed and invested in finding sustainable solutions to decreasing global fisheries.  Thanks to everyone who came!  You can find the article on U.Va. Today’s website here.