here comes the white boot brigade

We seek fair trade for the commercial fishing families who harvest wild seafood from Greater New Orleans' coastal waters. Named for their iconic footwear, the White Boot Brigade's goal is to help fishers move from the industrial grid to boutique opportunities.

A project of marketumbrella.org, the White Boot Brigade fulfills the umbrella organization's mission to cultivate the field of public markets for public good:

• We stage White Boot Brigade campaigns when supply overwhelms demand. Learn more.

• We ease the transition to direct marketing by sharing innovative harvest, post-harvest, and point-of-sale practices with fishing families. Learn more.

• We inform consumers and chefs about the superior taste of wild-harvested seafood. Learn more.


News

Coinciding with the Falmouth Oyster Festival in the Southwest of England (in Cornwall), The UK daily newspaper The Guardian examines a rather old-fashioned strategy adding value to Cornish oysters.

Biloxi televsion station WLOX - ABC 13 visits the Ocean Springs Fresh Market, Saturday October 16, 2010 to see the Mariners Match in action.