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The District Fishwife Launches Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign, Hoping to Open at Union Market in about 3 Weeks

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2014 at 11:30 am 28 Comments

Next up in Indiegogo fundraising campaigns – The District Fishwife hoping to open in Union Market in about 3 weeks. From their Indiegogo page:

“The District Fishwife is Northeast DC’s first sustainable seafood market, opening at Union Market in NE DC at the end of January 2014. We will offer fresh and sustainably caught and raised seafood and prepared seafood for take-away, notably our own take on the classic Fish and Chips. Fiona Lewis is The Fishwife, and will be running the day-to-day operations of the shop. She brings a passion for seafood and the health of the world’s oceans, and a desire to educate customers to make more sustainable and healthy choices when they bring home seafood.

We’ve put everything we’ve got into this shop and we’re asking for your help now to get us to the finish line. Most of the equipment–cold room, display case, kitchen appliances, hood, etc.–is already purchased, and the build-out is almost complete, but we still need to have our equipment installed and put the finishing touches on the shop.

We are also committed to offering the best quality sustainable seafood available from Day One.In order to make sure we have the best fish we can find, we’ve brought on a local seafood expert as our fish buyer, Vernon Lingonfelter. Vernon knows good fish when he sees it, and we need to make sure he can pay for it on the spot.

So this is where you come in. We need about $20,000 to pay for these finishing touches and for working capital so Vernon can buy that top-quality sustainable fish when he sees it.

We’ve put together some fun perks to thank our funders, including shout-outs, magnets, beanies and caps, t-shirts, lunch for two, a one-on-one fish cutting class with Vernon, and a Feast of the Seven Fishes.”

You can read more and contribute here. Also watch the video above if you can, this place sounds awesome!

1309 5th Street, NE


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