Archive for September, 2010

Four more go Fish Fanatical!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

As well as selling our delicious fish via our online shop, we also supply some of the best shops around the UK. And we’re delighted to announce four more shops that’ll be stocking our wares:

Alisons Country Kitchen
22 High Street
Tatenhall
Chester
CH3 9PX
01829 771130
www.alisonscountrykitchen.co.uk

Budgens Henfield
High Street
Henfield
West Sussex
BN5 9HP
01273 492750
www.budgens.co.uk

Montys Fresh Fish
1 Buxton Road
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1DA
01629 312399

Van Hage
Peterborough Garden Park
Eye Road
Peterborough
Cambs
PE1 4YZ
01733 221400
http://www.vanhage.co.uk/

We’re adding stockists all the time, and you can find a list on our online directory of Fish Fanatics shops.

Let us know if you’ve visited any of them!

We can’t help you get a tan but….

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

… we can help you get more vitamin D.

Sunshine produces essential vitamin D - so does oily fish.

Sunshine produces essential vitamin D - so does oily fish.

Today the BBC ran a story about the fact that leaflets are to be handed out in Scotland urging people to make sure they get enough vitamin D. (You can read the whole story here.)

Doctors are concerned that people in Scotland are not getting enough of the vitamin from sunlight and are not topping up their levels with a healthy diet. It states that there is increasing evidence that a lack of vitamin D could be linked to cancer and multiple sclerosis and that doctors are also concerned about a rise in the bone disease rickets.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are apparently particularly at risk of vitamin D deficiency, along with children under five, the elderly, the housebound and people with darker skin.

About 10 to 15 minutes a day of sunshine is considered safe, but the report states that in Scotland the sun is only strong enough to provide vitamin D between April and September, and that if the body’s reserves of vitamin D run out during the winter, they need to be topped up from oily fish, eggs, meat or a supplement.

Given the weather we’ve been getting this year, we suspect that it’s not just our friends in Scotland that may be struggling. This is why we (and the Food Standards Agency as it happens!) think you should be eating at least 2 portions of fish a week, including at least one of the oily variety. The health benefits of fish are multiple, but oily fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, can really help top up vitamin D on a cloudy day!

Visit our online shop today and get a free bottle of delicious sauce when you order over £60 worth of fish.

Fish Fanatics at the Fine Food Fair!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The UK's leading fine food event

The UK's leading fine food event

Earlier this week, we attended the 11th Speciality and Fine Food Fair at the London Olympia. This is the UK’s market leading trade event for showcasing artisan food and drink to trade buyers.

2010’s event was the biggest to date. With almost 600 suppliers and thousands of visitors including delis, farm shops, independent retailers, restaurants, hotels, caterers & wholesalers. All looking to source fine food with provenance, local sourcing and quality at the top of their agenda.

So we were in very good company. It was great to meet up with some of our existing customers, and also make some great contacts.

Watch this space for the announcement of some new retail outlets soon!