Bren is a former fisherman turned sustainable shellfish and seaweed farmer and entrepreneur. His company, Thimble Island Oyster Co., operates one of the first sustainable 3D ocean farms in the country. Nestled in the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound, their 40-acre farm uses the entire water column to grow a variety of species—ranging from sugar kelp and oysters to mussels and scallops—and has emerged as a national model for hyper-local sustainable food production, ocean restoration, and economic development.
August 21st, 2019 | 27 mins 35 secs
This episode we welcome Bren Smith into our kitchen for his memoir, Eat Like a Fish. A former commercial fisherman, Bren chats with local food writer Sara Dickerman about his story, experience and his current efforts to aid ocean restoration. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish here.