Hello, Suzanne Lieurance here. If you’re like me, and many other people these days, you’re interested in knowing where your food comes from. You care how your food was raised or grown.
Well...here’s a funny little scene from the TV show Portlandia that seems to take this concern to extremes when a couple wants to know just how well the chicken (on the menu) was treated before they order it at a local restaurant.
Not too Far from Reality
A portfolio of information about the chicken on the menu at a restaurant? Seems a bit far-fetched. But here’s something almost as informative if you order fish at a restaurant. And it’s no joke.
I found out about this last week when my husband, brother and sister-in-law, and I had lunch at Crabs, We Got ‘Em on the beach in Pensacola, Florida. It’s called FISH TRAX.
When you order fish from the menu at a restaurant that offers FISH TRAX, you get a card like this one in the photo:
To find out all about the fish you ordered, simply scan the QR Code to find your fish – or you can visit marketplace.fishtrax.org
When you do, you’ll find the name of the fisherman who caught your fish, the name of his boat, the place where he caught your fish, and the date that he caught the fish. Seems as if the bit about Colin the chicken on Portlandia (the TV show) is not so far-fetched after all!
With the information we got last week from FISH TRAX, Theresa felt as if she should have contacted the fisherman to thank him for providing her with such a delicious, fresh, fish for her lunch.
However, there was just one little disappointment with FISH TRAX. Theresa didn’t find out the name of her fish!
(Wendy's farm-girl note: According to the photo in the video, "Colin" is actually a hen.)
Suzanne and Wendy
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