Since July, Peter Kenyon and his partner Dora Swan of Altamont have been selling fresh fish out of their large refrigerated truck at the Delmar Farmers Market.
continued Frequent Fin customer Richard Reeves-Ellington of Delmar said he buys something from the truck every week because he likes knowing where his fish comes from and that it’s fresh.
“I believe in buying local as much as possible,” he said. “It’s businesses like this that give us a sense of community.”
Reeves-Ellington, who recently ran for Bethlehem supervisor, explained he also likes the social aspect of getting to know the owners and swapping recipes each week with other customers who visit the truck.
Swanson believes it’s that personal touch that has people coming back, but Kenyon said it helps that new health recommendations suggest eating fish two to three times each week.
“People come to pick up their dinner for the night, but it’s so fresh they can buy extra to keep until Tuesday or Wednesday. They could also freeze it,” he said.
According to Swan, being in the seafood business wasn’t on her bucket list, but she’s grateful for the opportunity.
“For us, it’s not really about making money, but offering a product we feel good about and keeping customers happy,” she said.