“You probably know your accountant and your plumber, but you probably don’t know your fisherman - although they feed you.” To us, it’s important to know your fishermen because as part of MACC Charities, we work to mobilize our community to break cycles of poverty. As such, this quote from Red’s Best hits close to home - we work with them to support fishermen whose lives depend on the catch.
Red’s Best is a Boston based seafood wholesaler that aggregates from small, community-based fishing boats. Their mission is to support local fishermen while using sustainable fishing methods. Using sustainable methods can mean multiple things, from supporting the community around you to supporting the ecosystem and predator-prey chain in the ocean. Red’s Best works to do both, and we’re proud to work with them.
Choosing to work with smaller boats not only supports the local community and allows fishermen to sell their fresh catch, but also prevents overfishing through the use of large, commercial vessels. We train and equip members of our community to be ready for jobs and careers in the hospitality industry. In a way, Red’s Best mirrors our mission and what we do.
Bistro on Main employs those that have faced barriers obtaining employment, and equips them to be prepared for their career. In addition to this, we work diligently to source the best, local, sustainable produce, seafood, and meats to serve our customers. If you’re interested in companies like Red’s Best, or our own practices, feel free to visit our website to gain a deeper understanding of what we’re about, and ways that you can support us.