Archive for July 10th, 2012

Fishy-Fishy: Wood Mtn. Fish Via Taftsville Country Store

Alrighty then, if you’ve been wondering how to hook up (tee-hee) with the Wood Mountain Fish truck guys (aka Executive Chef Jason Merrill and the Gang (WMF owner Ethan Wood)  who have the most exemplary fish procurement standards and some fancy new refrigerated trucks), we have just learned that Taftsville Country Store will set you up!

This is exciting news for Woodstock Early Birds, in particular this one who has many recipes involving shrimp and who used to catch a Maine flounder herself from time to time back in the day and who certainly — after time in Alaska —  has become quite loyal and accustomed to only Wild Alaskan salmon (not that a good Atlantic Salmon is anything to shake a fish gill at…). In any case…

The deal is TCS (Taftsville Country Store) will put in the order for you (457-1135…must go in by Thursday AM), the fish is picked up by the Wood Mtn. Fish Truck from the Atlantic Coast/Harbor Friday morning, gets to Taftsville @ 2pm or so and ready for YOU to pick-up and GRILL between 4pm and 6pm.

So the offerings — in particular — this week are:

Flounder @ $13.99/lb.  (three to four fillets per lb.)

Shrimp flown up from South Carolina @ $16.99/lb. (16-20 shrimp per lb.)

and yes….

Lobster @ $13.00/lb. (female hard-shells)

Here’s more from Taftsville Country Store owner Victoria Brooks:

My fish monger is Jason Merrill (Wood Mountain Fish) he goes to the Harbor and picks it up in the morning (Friday) and we have it here by 2 ready for folks to pick up from TCS between 4-6.  Boat – truck- grill.  We have been doing it for about a month or so – and everything we have gotten has been fabulous (cod, scallops, clams, sword fish, muscles, lobster) – can’t get it any fresher anywhere in Vermont.    We also do a wine paring with the selections for the day and offer 15% off of the selected wines. Call Victoria at 802-457-1135