The farm-to-table movement is so fierce on the East End that dinner-party quarrels can break out over which local stand has the tastiest tomatoes (we vote Quail Hill). So doesn?t it make sense to know where your yellowfin tuna came from too?
Well, now you can. Dock to Dish, a Montauk-based community-sponsored fishing cooperative (CSF) is offering memberships for the first time this season. Founded by two longtime fishing buddies, Rudi Bonicelli and Sean Barrett, Dock to Dish is based on the belief that the ?catch of the day? should, um, actually be caught that day.
A subscription, starting at $36 a week, will buy you four to six portions of fresh fish fillets brought to shore within 24 hours of the catch--they can be picked up at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor and the lot behind Mary?s Marvelous in Amagansett. New members are required to purchase a ?Beginner Box? ($114), which includes an insulated bag, eco-friendly freezer blocks and cedar planks for grilling.
You can expect your sustainably harvested bounty to include a variety of local Long Island and New England fish, such as black sea bass, summer flounder, yellowfin tuna and monkfish.
July memberships are now on sale, so get ?em while they?re fresh.
6 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk; 917-853-8559 or docktodish.com