7th Year Red Salmon Fish Bliss Order starts NOW!!!

Our 7th Year Warm Hello to the Beautiful Red Salmon Bliss Fish Group and Fellow Wild Foragers, Hunters and Wild Eaters!
It’s our 7th year Salmon Bliss Order! It’s time we gather together in anticipation of an amazing harvest from our favorite local Fisherman and Fisherwoman Couple, who head back up to Alaska to fish in their Families Fisher Peoples Co-op!
Still, one of the world’s cleanest and most monitored watersheds, we are blessed with this nutritious and delicious food, in this beautiful world, with the helping hands of all, supporting each other from catch to delivery.
The shipping and processing costs have stayed the same from last year. Our price has been consistent year to year because we participate with our Fisher Family, to make sure they are supported.
If you wish to order, please get back to me ASAP so I can start compiling information….we MUST have our order gathered and paid by May, 25th, 2016. Please help to keep this organized for the group…..think hard, think fast, and get back to me ASAP! I will follow up your order with payment details!
A Deposit of $105 per each 20 lb Share Box is due in my hands by the order cut-off date (May 25th), the second fish payment prior to Salmon Fish Bliss Delivery!!! 🙂 Feel free to spread this around in your groups, with your families, friends and neighbors!
Please note the change from 2015, we are unable to divide fish orders into smaller amounts for people this year as in years previous, but friends and family can buddy up to make their own fish splits!
To Order, simply email your order to lemonlotus@gmail.com. I will respond verifying your order, the amount due, and my address. Upon receiving your fish deposit, I will notify you that your order is placed. Our second half of fish payment will depend on how large our group order is!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Any questions? Send an email! Please be aware, I spend much time foraging and teaching in the field, so please be patient with me as I answer questions and get information out to everyone! Thank you for supporting local and regional wild foods!
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Red Salmon Bliss Fish Pickup Details!!!

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 Our group delivery is set for Friday, September 20th! I’d like to put out a call for volunteers, if you would like to volunteer, please let me know you can help! Volunteers will need to be at my house at 9:45 AM for preparation.
Pickups will be at 10:15 AM for everyone with last names of:
A-L
Pickups will be at 10:30 AM for everyone with the last names of:
M-Y
Pickup is at my home. Remember, this is a neighborhood, so please be courteous (like everyone in this group naturally is, but just putting it out there), Please be courteous and do not block off neighbor’s driveways. If at any point, it gets a little congested, there are plenty of spots to park! After my own driveway is clear from our Fisherfolk, it is pure game as far as parking in front of, especially if you need help with loading your fish.
Some of you folks may have ordered for other family/friends under your name, so if you believe a name needs to be on the list and isn’t reflected above, it may have just been included in your total group order. As well, if you see your name is not on the list above, please send me an email and we will double check (some spouses ordered and that may be the reason why). If you haven’t heard from me, it means I HAVE received your check! Please do not worry. If you haven’t sent payment yet, please do so immediately as I will be depositing the group money at the end of the week. I prefer to do it all in one go, so I can have a simple check to write to Iliamna for the group!
I will send out here soon, emails to those I am still needing payment from. If you do not hear from me, it means you are golden!
If you’re picking up for someone else on the list, we’ll get you sorted. Let us know when you walk up to the handy dandy garage the name you’re picking up for!
For people who are working on Friday and cannot make the pickup at the above times, you may leave coolers for your order at my house by dropping them on the way to work. If you do this, PLEASE let me know so I am aware to expect your cooler, put SIGNAGE on each cooler with your FULL NAME, and please have them plenty full of ice! Please leave enough coolers for your ENTIRE order, we will not have extra space for freezing orders. Orders will need to be picked up by the end of the day. Any other arrangements will require you find a stand-in friend to pick up for.
The next morning is the WSU Farm tour, where I can be found at the lovely Storytree Farm doing FREE demos on pickling, wild foods foraging and herbal medicine. Please feel free to stop by Storytree Farm anytime between 10AM and 3 PM. There will be other demo participants there too, it will be a blast! 🙂
Thank you, you dear group of people! Together, we’re making this happen the 4th year in a row. What blessings!
Gulyas Blessings!
(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH

Wild Red Salmon Bliss Iliamna Group Order!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEchoes out into late fish summerland! I hope EVERYONE is having a joyous summertime! Fish we’ll probably be here sooner than later, and in that vein, I would like to ask everyone to send in their second fish payment. As soon as our Fisher Couple get back, which could be any day now, they will call me and set up a delivery date. I will let EVERYONE know the minute the delivery date is established!!! In the meantime, we need to be thinking about getting the second payment together. DO NOT SEND MONEY until you receive an individualized email from me with your balance owed…Yippee!!!

I AM SO EXCITED my dear friends, for all of you, and for our family too! May this message reach you all with many blessings. Thank you for coming together as group, for the benefit of our community, traditional arts, local fisher people, our health, and the environment. All intertwined, all lovely, all spectacular! May we each cherish our food, and realize how lucky we are to fed such wholesome food. Make prayer, make joy, make laughter!!!
Gulyas Blessings!
(c) 2013, Summer L. Farkas Takacs Michaelson, CH

2013 Community Red Salmon Bliss Order!

This Community Red Salmon Bliss Order is our 4th one! We’re getting together to do this, so please, if you can volunteer time for fish divvying, we could use your help! 

FOLKS!!! ILIAMNA TIME!!!! It’s time! Gather in the Community for an honorable and large fresh fish buy! Prices are being decided upon right now, and will be coming out within a couple weeks, but start thinking NOW what you want to order, even get a tentative order in with me, as we won’t have much time for money collection! This year, we’re shootin’ even higher for fish shares, as our price  drops the more we order, and it is a fantastic deal, and the freshest fish (our FisherMan and FisherWoman go up and fish and bring back to Portland area. 

I’ve done my best capturing everyone who wanted to be on this fish announcement, but please spread around with your friends, neighbors and families, and if I have missed your email, please let me know so I can add you!!!

$ a lb with a $ discount per a share box (20 lbs) for our buyers club! We gotta get crackin’, because we must have half of the money for deposit in their hands before June 1st! Our Fisherman and Fisherwoman, live in Portland part of the year, and then go up to Alaska and fish (where their families are from) and in a well known fishperson co-op network. Fishing is done in the freshwater lake of the Illiamna Watershed, and the fish is Marine Stewardship Council certified.

Iliamna watershed is unique in that it is constantly monitored by wildlife biologists, and no fishing is allowed unless the spawning season is successful. Our Fisherfolk have tiny boats, and unlike the larger salmon boats, do not hold mega amounts of fish in cold ice water until getting to shore. They also fish in shallow water, meaning your fish, is caught, bled, immersed in ice water for a maximum of 1-6 hours before being filleted and flash frozen directly on the shore. 

Iliamna does not dip fish in preservation chemicals to make them last longer, unlike the industry standard for most fish. And best yet? This ain’t no pink salmon, but red salmon! Read more here:

http://www.redsalmon.com/

We LOVE pink salmon, don’t get me wrong! BUT red salmon is the richest in omegas and antioxidants and I have not tasted salmon equivalent to Illiamna yet, altho’ I bet Lummi’s wild is similar goodness!

For fish shares, it works like this. A whole box, 20 lbs, is $. Half of that is due, in my hands by Friday, May 25th. The other half will be due for delivery (TBA) sometime in the first week or so of August, depending on their fishing season and when they come back. Once deposit money for the group is made, we will set up an exact delivery date with them.

Everyone is required to be at the pickup, when the date is set, or to make arrangements with a fellow friend, buddy or family member, as the fish delivery is large! As we get closer to the delivery day, we will need to have volunteer hands for weighing and dividing.

We have done these group orders for the past two years, and I have never had one non-delighted person show up! Really, fresh salmon does not get better than this! The fillets are vacuumed sealed, frozen, boneless, and so fresh, I eat some of my salmon raw after it comes. If you’re used to fishy tastin’ salmon, you will be in love!

Order as soon as possible, email your order to me (Summer Michaelson), and when I receive your order I will send you back an email with details for sending your deposit, amounts and etc.

Any fish that is not fully paid for by pickup time will be offered to others in the group for purchase. If special arrangements for pickup need to made around work or vacation, let me know and we can look into options. 

Total share prices are:

Whole Boxes (20lbs) 
Half Boxes (10lbs) 

Quarter Boxes (5lbs) 

Fish Excitement!!!!!!!!! Please feel free to pass onto anyone who might be interested!!! 
Summer Michaelson, CH

(c) 2013 Summer Michaelson, CH