Fishadelphia is a school-based community seafood program in Philadelphia. We bring fresh seafood harvested in NJ and sell it at reasonable prices to a culturally and economically diverse group customers. Fishadelphia’s day-to-day operations are coordinated by a group of middle and high school students at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus in South Philadelphia and Simon Gratz Mastery Charter in North Philadelphia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are meeting virtually (and welcome 7-12 grade students from any school in Philadelphia!).
We conducted community focus groups in the spring of 2017, and ran our pilot season in spring 2018. Fall 2020 marks our 6th season; we are selling seafood at 15 low-contact distribution locations around the Philadelphia region, and have also launched a special monthly oyster club. Please visit our web site for more information. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
This project has been generously funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), New Jersey Sea Grant, the NOAA Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy program, and includes collaborators from NOAA-NMFS, Rutgers University, Dataspire, Inc., Community Voice Consulting, and the Heritage Shellfish Cooperative.