Every day, in the early morning hours, Fred Glasgow hand selects all of the fresh fish and seafood he’ll bring back to stock his recently-opened Medford Seafood Market. “We want to make sure we are offering the freshest fish available,” said Fred’s wife and business partner, Toni Glasgow.
The new Medford Seafood Market is a seafood lover’s dream. On any given day fresh, high quality familiar fishes like flounder, tilapia, cod and haddock can be found along with specialty fish including sushi-grade yellow fin tuna, Chilean sea bass, Scottish salmon, Hawaiian butterfish and bronzini, a European sea bass.
Along with the large variety of fish, you’ll also find Texas Gulf Coast shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, lump and jumbo lump crab meat, frozen king crab legs, snow crab and lobster tails of various sizes as well as live Maine lobsters. “We also make our own crab cakes two ways; Cajun as well as regular. And last but certainly not least, our homemade soups – New England and Manhattan Clam Chowder, Spicy Maryland Crab, She Crab and Shrimp Bisque,” said Toni.
Fresh seafood is a popular menu selection when dining out but is quick and easy to prepare at home, as well. Seafood not only tastes delicious, it’s also really good for you. Nutritionists have said for decades that seafood is a low-fat source of protein, and that the health benefits of eating seafood make it one of the best choices for all ages. Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated their dietary guidelines recommending that consumers eat at least two servings of seafood each week.
Customers are very pleased with the new market so far. “Medford Seafood Market is awesome. We get the sushi-grade tuna and flounder; very fresh,” said one patron I spoke to, Another patron told me she had the salmon filet and described it as outstanding. “We have a variety of fresh fish daily which changes as the availability at the market changes,” said Glasgow. So far, Medford Seafood’s best sellers have been the Hawaiian butterfish, Scottish salmon, homemade crab cakes and homemade soups.
The Glasgows decided to enter the seafood business with the help and guidance of a good friend who has owned a successful seafood market in Bucks County, PA for 19 years. “We decided to open our store in Medford because it is close to home (Hainesport) and we saw a need for a seafood market in this area,” Toni explained. “We wanted to give the consumer another option for purchasing seafood. We also wanted a location that was on a well-traveled road with access to parking. We are a stand-alone building with a spacious parking lot so it is very convenient for our customers,” she added.
If You Go:
Medford Seafood Market
629 Stokes Road, Medford
(Next door to A Rose in December Florist)
Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:30am – 6:00 p.m.
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