These times aren’t great for any of us. But things are particularly grim for our local fishing industry. With restaurants such as ours closed, sales have dipped dramatically. Which made us wonder how we could lend a hand. In the end, we decided that the quickest way was an idea that might also make life a little more tolerable for you in lockdown: Peet’s at Home.
Peet’s at Home is a collection of recipes that can be used to create some of our favourite and most popular dishes. Any competent home cook should find the recipes easy to follow. And most use fish that is caught locally. So it’s a win-win situation.
You get to eat delicious Peet’s meals at home. And our local boats get to keep fishing and selling what they catch.
Other ways that help
Many of you are already doing your bit by buying locally caught fish. And Peet’s at Home can only add to that. But more still needs to be done. Here are a couple of ways you can help.
Firstly, buy fish that’s freshly-landed and in season, even if it wasn’t top of your shopping list. Many of our recipes work with other varieties, and you’ll find suggested alternatives with each one. What’s more, buying fish that is in season helps fish stocks recover and can often be kinder on your pocket.
Secondly, urge your friends to do the same thing. Without increased demand from as many people as possible we could see fishing boats disappear. And remember, some of these boats are crewed by families who have been fishing for generations. Let’s do our best to keep their livelihoods and their boats afloat for the generations to come.