Photo: Lucas Ayoub

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Salmon Stock Up event is underway once again at Slow Food in the Tetons, offering net-to-table Alaskan sockeye filets and portions for Jackson buyers.

Slow Food partners with the fishermen at Pride of Bristol Bay twice a year to bring this sustainably harvested, fresh and delicious protein source to the Jackson community.

“We look forward to this event every spring and fall,” says Scott Steen, Slow Food in the Tetons Executive Director. “It’s great to see returning customers who are excited to restock their freezers, as well as new customers eager to enjoy their first order.”

The partnership has been in place since 2015 and brings up to 6,000 pounds of wild caught, sockeye salmon per year to the

“We love coming to Jackson each year because it is filled with people who value what Pride of Bristol Bay is all about,” says Steve Kurian, Pride of Bristol Bay owner. “To be able to connect with a community that is as passionate as we are about protecting wild ecosystems, recreating in the outdoors and eating hearty, quality nourishment is truly special.”

Would Pride of Bristol Bay donates a portion of sales to Slow Food in the Tetons in support of local efforts to promote good, clean and fair food.

Slow Food’s focus is on strengthening the local food system. Programs such as the People’s Market, Online Marketplace, Farm Stand, and cooking camps and classes strive to connect farmers, ranchers, and food producers to consumers in the community.

Decisions to source food from outside the region are weighed carefully, depend on strong interpersonal relationships, and serve to complement sustainable, regional fare as well as to highlight sustainable sourcing and growing practices.

“Salmon isn’t locally available,” says Steen. “The partnership with Steve [Kurian, Pride of Bristol Bay owner] is an opportunity
to enhance our local offerings with a quality product that embodies Slow Food’s core principles.”

Salmon is sold frozen, in 20 lb cases, with a choice of filets or portions.

This spring’s buying period runs until midnight on Monday, Feb. 28.

Jackson customers should place orders online here.

Order pick up will be on Thursday, March 17 from 1–5 p.m. in front of the Slow Food Farm Stand, next to Twigs Nursery