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National Seafood Month at the SoPo Seafood Market & Raw Bar

October is National Seafood Month. To celebrate, we will be hosting a number of special events and talks focused on the Local Seafood Industry of Maine. Read more about these events below.

Maine Seaweed Presentation - a talk by Seaweed Scientist/Marine Biologist Jaclyn Robidoux  

Tuesday, October 25- 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Marine Biologist and Maine seaweed specialist Jaclyn Robidoux will be joining us at the SoPo Raw Bar/Market on Tuesday evening 10/25. The presentation will cover the different types of seaweed harvested in Maine, the importance of seaweed farming and cultivating, and why you should include locally harvested seaweed in your diet.
Jaclyn currently works for the University of Maine in their Maine Sea Grant Program. Her role focuses on the development of the seaweed sectgor in Maine, with an emphasis on sustainable production, post-harvest processing, and product development.
This presentation is part of our National Seafood Month program of events at the SoPo Market/Raw Bar.

Slack-Tide Maine Sea Salt at the SoPo Market

Saturday, October 29 - 12:30 to 3:30 PM

Slack Tide Sea Salt is a women-operated business run off of the coast of York, Maine. Co-owners Lauren Menddoza and Sarah Caldwell produce solar evaporated flaky small batch sea salt from the deep ocean waters of Maine.

Lauren and Sarah will be joining us at the SoPo Seafood Market with samples of their salt for you to try. Great opportunity to learn about the salt-creating process and what makes their product particuarly special.
This event is part of our National Seafood Month program of events at the SoPo Market/Raw Bar.

The Maine Lobster Industry (The Fishery & Sustainability) - a talk by Marine Biologist and Lobsterman Curt Brown

Saturday, October 15 - 2:30 to 4 PM

Maine Lobsterman and Marine Biologist Curt Brown will be joining us at the SoPo Market and Raw Bar for a presentation/talk on all things Lobstering in Maine. 
Currently, Curt serves as the Marine Biologist for Ready Seafood, a major lobster processor based out of Saco Maine. Before his role at Ready, he spent 10 years working for the Gulf of Maine Research Insitute. Curt grew up as fisherman and continues to haul traps to this day.
We are very excited to be welcoming such an incredible and taletned local fisherman/scientist to the SoPo Raw Bar. There will be time for questions after the main presentation.
This talk is part of our National Seafood Month program of events at the SoPo Market/Raw Bar.

An Evening with an Oyster Farmer - 
Brine Stone Maine Oyster Farmer Marlow Kendall joins us at the Raw Bar

Thursday, October 20 - 5 to 7 PM

Brine Stone Oysters have become a SoPo Raw Bar favorite! On Thursday, 10/20, you will get the chance to meet the local oyster farmer behind these delightful bivalves - Marlow Kendall! 
Brine Stone is a tidal-powered farm, located in Buttermilk Cove just off of the New Meadows River. Currents and a 10 ft. tidal swing are harnessed by an innovative bag flipping system that tumbles the oysters with each tidal cycle. This twice-daily kinetic input results in an ideally shaped oyster. The hallmarks of a Brinestone are a thick, hard shell with rounded edges, and deep cup.
This evening is part of our National Seafood Month program of events at the SoPo Market/Raw Bar.

South Portland's Fishing Legacy - a talk by local historian Seth Goldstein 

Saturday, October 8 - 1 to 2 PM

Pictured below: Frank Darling, a lobsterman of Cape Elizabeth in 1918, and his pet pig, who always went with him,. Photo Courtesy of the Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society.

Local historian and South Portland resident Seth Goldstein will be joining us on Saturday for a talk on the history of the fishing industry in southern Maine/South Portland. The talk is free to attend and will be held outdoors on our patio area (if the weather isn't great, we will move the talk indoors)
There is limited seating and the seating is first come first serve. We will have delicious Maine oysters, lobster rolls, and chowders available to order from the Raw Bar to enjoy during the talk.
This talk is part of our National Seafood Month program of events at the SoPo Market/Raw Bar.