In addition to the magnificent ocean fish that we source straight from the coast, Locals is also very pleased to support the thriving aquaculture economy here in North Carolina.
From “the shadow of Cold Mountain deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina”, Sunburst Trout Farm has been family owned and operated since 1948. These beautiful fish, with fillets the color of tangelo skin, may look like salmon to some. In fact we love turning salmon seekers to the Sunburst trout fillets. They’re an easy sell, with boneless fillets, a nice fat content, and a flavor that is decidedly more mild than salmon.
Over three hundred miles east, just north of New Bern, Tarheel Fisheries in Ernul, NC, supplies us with this week’s hybrid striped bass. They are part of the Fish Connection Cooperative, a group of aquaculture producers who have been working together for over ten years to raise premium hybrid striped bass and flounder.
Chadwick Creek oysters, Dale Pridgen’s tilapia from Snow Hill and [North America’s only!] Russian Sturgeon aquaculture facility in Happy Valley round out the roster. We love bringing these amazing products to you – ask for them by name!