THE FISH MONGER’S WIFE
Fresh & Smoked Fish Market
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THE THE FISH MONGER’S WIFE STORY
The birth of The Fish Monger’s Wife began literally with the birth our first daughter. Like many new parents, we faced the hard choice of does mom go back to work or stay at home.
The Monger’s family has been commercial fishing for Great Lakes Whitefish in Muskegon, Michigan since 1927, but they had never operated a retail fish market. I grew up working at my parent’s retail clothing store. We found a compromise when I packed up the old ’77 Ford F150 (nicknamed the Tomato Soup Truck because of its faded color) and headed to the Muskegon Farmers Market. The plan was I’d make some seasonal income by selling Petersen Fisheries Fresh catch during the summer and then be home for the rest of the year. Little did we know where that road would lead us.
We started out only selling fresh fish fillets. Then we added smoked fish using a traditional saltwater brine and 100% wood Fired smokehouse— just like Great Grandpa Ben and Great Grandma Oral Petersen used.
Our Mom and Pop operation got “real” in 2012 when we purchased a brick and mortar building at 2127 W. Sherman Blvd. in Norton Shores, MI. We were drawn to the building because of the 1,500 square Foot greenhouse that could be converted into a fish/seafood processing room, but we love it because of the hardwood floors and skylights! During this time my waist began to expand again and we found out a second daughter would fill out our family that November.
Every day I wake up with two thoughts: Are the kids ok? And how can we do what we are doing better? Whether it is providing local restaurants with fresh fish, or helping a Fish Folk prepare the fish dish of their dreams, we strive to provide our Fish Folk with the best fish possible.
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I used to host monthly cooking classes in our Norton Shores fish market and miss the experience of interacting and sharing recipes with like-minded Fish Folk. With all the changes because of the pandemic, I’ve decided to host virtual cooking classes instead!
Let us take the fear out of cooking fish, and provide you with a fun daytime activity that will teach you a lifelong skill. You’ll always know what ingredients you need in advance because The Fish Monger’s Wife provides all of the necessary components for each class.
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Blustery breezes are blowing in off Lake Michigan and it’s time to put something warm on the stove. Whitefish chowder is a great way to make use of your Whitefish Freezer Stash. Each online class will include everything needed to make a hearty serving of whitefish chowder plus live online instruction. Register now and pay […]
The Oyster Tasting is our most popular Fish Class! To ensure no chance of cancellation, 2021 class will be online. Class will include 4-5 different oysters, a shucking knife, shucking tutorial and oyster chat about each oyster. Register now and pay when you pickup your oysters and shucking knife. Online classes will be webinar based […]
FRESH CATCH BEACH UPDATE
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Which is Healthier: Meat or Fish? Should you trade the meat block for a fillet knife, or are you dead set on eating steak and potatoes? Both fish and meat have their health benefits and many recipes call for them to be arranged side by side. This is because eating a...
This week's Lake to Bake Meal Kit is a tried and true favorite! Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Salmon. We first made this meal kit for Mother's Day 2020 and it was a huge hit. This time around we are adding kale salad with a Sicilian lemon balsamic vinaigrette dressing and...