N E W S L E T T E R
A VERY LATE MAY Re-CAP & JUNE 2020
Hey Hey! As we all know our world as we have known it has been a little upside down for the last few months. We have all struggled to adjust to our "new normal." We apologize for falling a touch behind with our updates! But here we are, better late than never to fill you in on all things shrimp from the docks, boats, and Tarvin Gang!
As mentioned in our last months letter, the season kicked off for off shore waters April 15 and the boats have had a slow but steady start to the 2020 season. The annual Blessing of the Fleet was canceled due to Covid-19, but a few local supporters held a private blessing to bid all boats a bountiful 2020 season! As of Wednesday May 27, in shore waters will officially open and the fleet will be allowed to shrimp the beaches as well as offshore. More shrimp are believed to travel closer to shore, giving the boats more of a variety in size of shrimp. All you fisherman out there looking for the smaller shrimp, stay tuned! The dock has been busy with a few new boats tying up and packing their shrimp out to sell locally and beyond, feels like a real live Fish House and we are loving it! The outpouring of support from our retail customers has been amazing; we have seen so many fresh faces cooking at home with our beautiful shrimp. Our small staff has taken many precautionary measures to ensure safe handling of shrimp and any contact with our customers. We have implemented a TEXT pre-order option so that we have your order ready for you at pick up to reduce wait times and more less contact. We are now carrying locally made hand sanitizer from HIGH WIRE DISTILLING in our retail section; samples can be found at check out for a quick spritz! We are also selling RED CLAY sauces, BURNT & SALTY sauces, and GEECHIE BOY MILL GRITS! Tarvin T-shirts, sweatshirts, and reusable cooler totes are in stock now as well!
This will be our forth month to continue our FEATURED RECIPE & CHEF addition to this newsletter. This month we asked Chef James London, Chef/Owner of Chubby Fish in downtown Charleston to choose his favorite "cook at home" shrimp recipe for the every day cook! Chef James has shared his "Back yard BBQ Shrimp" recipe with us and encourages you to not "overthink it" when it comes to ingredients and following any recipe exactly, "we're cooking in the back yard." Chef James stops in frequently to cook with our shrimp at home on his days off as well as buying shrimp for his menu at Chubby Fish. Fun fact about James as a leader and talented Chef, he and his staff have a morning yoga session with a local yogi once a week to increase mental health in the work place! Click on the FEATURED RECIPE link on our home page to try his recipe at home!