Saturday, January 17, 2009

Southport Seafood Co. begins research on two new divisions

Our 2008 success and our extensive client list has led us to begin research in two new divisions in addition to SOUTHPORT SEAFOOD CO.: FARM DIRECT and THE MARKETS. These three divisions will be managed by a new management company FRESH SOURCE. We got this idea from chef feedback and their appreciation of locally grown produce and our increased retail customer demand at our farmers markets. Since we currently deliver to over 30 restaurants we have the trust and desire and delivery ability to oofeer our chefs more quality products. Our participation in many of the local farmers markets has earned us acquaintances with the areas top small scale organic and exotic produce growers. Their unique and superior products go perfect with our high quality fresh seafood. We are currently studying the demand of these chefs and compiling a list of local herbs, micro greens, salad blends and exotic produce that cannot be found in stores or through major produce distributors. Our focus is on local, unique, flavorful and sustainable farmers and produce. We want to set up a weekly "box offering" to the chefs where this produce will be delivered alongside our seafood. Our other division, THE MARKETS, will feature an online store where our retail customers will be linked to our website through weekly email notification. They then can select which market they will be attending, then view the weeks availability and pricing and place orders online. This new system will allow us to manage and serve our customers more efficiently and consistently and provide valuable information about product uses and recipes. As we grow we want to continue to provide excellent service and always offer new and unique quality local products. Please give us your feedback on how we can better serve your culinary desires.

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