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New markets for shellfish

August 12, 2009

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If you can’t get to the ocean this summer, Jordan Brothers Seafood will bring it to you. The Brockton-based wholesaler, established in 1989 by Robert and Thomas Jordan, has begun offering its goods at farmers’ markets and response from landlubbers has been “just great’’ says Robert Jordan (right). A pilot program through the state Division of Marine Fisheries allows wholesalers to sell shellfish at farmers’ markets this summer. In the past few weeks, striped bass ($9 per half-pound), swordfish ($7 per half-pound) and Prince Edward Island mussels ($5 for 2 pounds) have become the top sellers. Get your seafood, some vegetables from another vendor, pick out your fruit for dessert, and you’re on your way home with the makings of an oceanside meal. Jordan Brothers Seafood, Inc., 50 Meadowbook Road, Brockton, 508-583-9797, at farmers’ markets in Easton on Tuesdays, Dedham on Wednesdays, and Natick on Saturdays.

ERICA NOONAN