Cape Ann Fresh Catch has had a fish CSA for a couple of years now, but Chris VR is already getting weekly deliveries from a fruit and vegetable CSA and has a freezer full of meat from a meat CSA. “I think having more things to cook coming at me on a regular basis would stress me out.”

Thus Chris VR was interested upon learning of a local fisherman who offers email alerts of catches. Those who sign up will hear about available cod, haddock, flounder, and other fish and shellfish, which is caught, cleaned, and kept on ice until someone pays for it and picks it up in Marblehead or Salem. The fisherman, Randy Sigler, is also open to special requests, given a few days’ notice.

Monday, Chris received the first email: “Got my first email today, he’s got 15lbs of pollock at $6.99 lb, for pickup tonight in Marblehead.” Interested? Write

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