A Scituate Native Brings Local and Sustainable Seafood to the Berkshires
As a kid growing up in Scituate, Massachusetts, Wes Malzone used to hang out by the docks watching the fish, scallop and lobster boats pull in and unload their catch. Over the years the fond memories of the harbor and its haul were tinged with an increasing awareness of the effect that industry consolidation and international competition were having on the families in his community and the rapid disappearance of what had always been a coastal state’s right – fresh, local seafood.
After a decade in corporate sales, Malzone moved to the Berkshires with his family in 2011 where he enjoyed the bounty of our local farms. While he could find no fault with the farm-to-table approach, he sorely missed the fresh seafood of his youth. In the spring of 2012 he decided to do something about it and founded BerkShore. His dream was to make the best Massachusetts seafood available in the western part of the state.
With BerkShore Malzone hopes not only to serve a customer base with a product that is healthy, fresh and delicious, but also to extend the concept of “local” food products to those that come from our waters as well.… Read the rest