Buster's Seafood (Dupont/courthouse markets)
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:06 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:19 AM
I too would like to know when and if she will be returning.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:49 PM
For those wanting to know more, The FRESHFARM Markets website probably still retains a blog entry conveying both the sad news of Jimmy's passing and a tribute to this hard-working team of husband and wife.
Paige worked two jobs, three, really, if you count in addition to her official day-job that brought in a steady income and benefits, and her other full-time job as business manager of Buster's, the hat she wore as an advocate for a better life for crabbers and other watermen in her region. This third role she shared with Jimmy since the couple worked together to teach local watermen how to jump through all the hoops they did in pioneering efforts to sell sustainable, local seafood at farmers markets where profits went directly to those who did the hard, risk-taking work.
Jimmy, however, was the sole waterman in the small family business, so the business no longer exists.
Nonetheless, the workshops started by Paige and Jimmy were well attended and there are younger generations of dedicated watermen and women around in an enterprising, resourceful community.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:45 AM
So, now the question is: did they teach any of those young watermen and women well enough to jump all of the hoops necessary to bring their products to the FreshFarm Dupont Circle Market?
I hope so! It would definitely fill a void. I miss being able to pick up raw clams or rockfish at the market.
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