UPDATE!: The 2017 Season has been tough! We have had to fish harder and run farther than ever to catch fish, and are still well behind on production. Albacore prices market wide have gone up to record levels, and unfortunately we have to raise our prices slightly too. For anyone who has already ordered at our pre-season price of $12/lb, we will of course honor that price! Any new orders will be sold at $14/lb. This is still cheaper than almost any retail market, and we are appreciative of everyone's support in making it through such a tough season!
Here’s how our CSF works: You order the amount of Albacore (or shares) you want, and decide when you want it. Then we go out and catch it, process it, and deliver it to you on the date or dates of your choosing, year-round…. Better for you (the consumer) and for us (your local fisherman)!
One of our share boxes consist of 10 lbs of day boat albacore tuna loins. These are the best Albacore loins available.... Caught and processed within 48 hrs, individually vacuum packaged and quickly frozen to provide the highest quality product for you and your family all year! Individual loins typically run 1-2 pounds each, while the largest loins (4+lbs) will be cut to smaller portion sizes for your convenience. The price is $14/lb ($140 per box), which is typically $2-3 less than normal retail. All of our main pickups will be held at Wilder Land and Sea, at the corner of SE 7th and Salmon in SE portland.
The pickups will be on Saturdays, 11am-4pm:
- July 22nd
- October 21st
- January 20th (2018)
- April 21st (2018).
Schoolyard Farms CSA members.... Welcome! We love what Schoolyard Farms is doing and how you are supporting them by being members of their CSA. In joining our CSF you will not only be supporting us, but you will further be supporting Schoolyard farms. For each box purchased by a Schoolyard Farms CSA member or at one of their pickup events, we will be donating $10 to Schoolyard Farms (thats $1/lb!). We thank you for your support of the CSA movement in general, and such a great cause as Schoolyard Farms more specifically. Note: If not picking up at a Schoolyard Farms location, but rather one of our normal pickups at Wilder, just note this in the comments section and we will make sure we get the donation to Schoolyard Farms!
We will be adding pickups and tastings at different events throughout the summer and fall, so check back here often and keep your eyes out for us on instagram (@dayboattuna) and for emails to see when/where else you can try the best albacore available.
When ordering here, a 50% deposit will be taken (with some options, payment must be in full). This is an important part of the CSF idea. This deposit can be used before the season to make improvements and repairs to our boat and facility, helping to relieve the large financial pre-season burden that is inherent in commercial fishing. In return, we will be even better equipped to bring you the freshest and most sustainably caught seafood possible! The balance will be paid when you come to pick up the fish from the location of your choosing. This deposit is non-refundable, but if for some reason we cannot provide your share box at the predetermined time and location it will be fully refunded. If you prefer, there is an option to pay in full at the time of ordering which is especially helpful when buying the box as a gift to be picked up by the recipient.
Finally, we encourage you to come see where your fish comes from! The Port of Ilwaco holds a Saturday market all summer long, and our share boxes will be available for pickup at any of these markets in August and September. Our booth will be set up directly in front of our processing facility (and right behind the boat!) as a part of this community market. Come out and get your fish right from the source, while supporting this unique and historic port!