If it’s October, then it must be National Seafood Month!

The importance of Seafood as an Industry can be measured by its contribution to our national economy. According to Seafoodnews.com, “the seafood industry puts over 250,000 people to work and contributes $60 billion to the U.S. economy each year.” As a result, the month of October was designated as National Seafood Month by Congress over 30 years ago.

The big hitters are Pacific salmon, sea scallops, shrimp, and lobster, as they contribute the most to total revenues in the U.S. Additionally, Alaskan pollock, menhaden and Pacific salmon account for more than half of all US fish caught.

According to James A. Morris, Jr., Ph.D. (Marine Ecologist for the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science), “Seafood is not only important to our nation’s food security and coastal economies, it is a critical part of a healthy diet.”

Nationaldaycalendar.com says fish “are a great natural source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B and D,”

Eating fish also promotes heart health, eases “tender joints,” promotes brain growth, and can help fight depression.

Quaker Valley Foods is your source for all varieties of seafood to include the Pacific salmon, sea scallops, shrimp, lobster tails, pollock, and salmon mentioned above. We also handle crab clusters, stuffed clams, whiting, kingfish, crawfish, tilapia, croakers, flounder, mussels, calamari, octopus, and so much more.

We are currently running a special on some of our retail packaged seafood items that is guaranteed to put a nice chunk of money in your pocket. When you look at this special, look at all of the “Q Deals” we are currently running on this website. If you have a question about what we have to offer, our Seafood Specialists will be glad to help you. Email them at fish@quakervalleyfoods.com.

Look at some of the delicious seafood recipes listed below, then click on any of the images to be taken to its recipe. When you’re ready to prepare your meal, place your order with your Sales Specialist who is always available to assist you.


Shrimp Pasta (acouplecooks.com)


Thai Fish and Pumpkin Soup (delicious.com)


Seafood and Tomato Fregola (delicious.com)


Barbecued Salmon with Herbs and Capers (delicious.com)