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10 Major US Seafood Retailers Make Greenpeace Grade

Date: July 17, 2015

Another year, another installation of Greenpeace’s “Carting Away the Oceans” report, wherein the non-profit ranks U.S. grocery chains on their seafood sustainability consciousness and progress.

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Sustainable Seafood Week, June 22 - June 28, 2015

Date: June 19, 2015

Sustainable Seafood Week begins on Monday in New York!

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"Restaurants Could Fool People with this Stuff!"

Date: March 24, 2015

We can't make this stuff up; our loyal customers say it best....

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The Cautious and Challenging Shift to Non-GMO Foods

Date: July 24, 2014

Big food manufacturers are quietly working behind the scenes to try and meet what appears to be a growing consumer demand for non-genetically modified (Non-GMO) ingredients in their foods, but they are being cautious in their labeling and finding it challenging and expensive to source limited verifiable Non-GMO ingredients for their increasingly educated, but still very price-conscious consumers.

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Our thanks to another fine supporter of Bar Harbor Foods, Lexington Seafood!

Date: April 9, 2014

Lexington Seafood carries a great variety of Bar Harbor Foods items!

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"Dead Nutrition from Dead Food"

Date: March 12, 2014

Infamous "additive" words and phrases and other catchy "healthy-sounding" slogans that make you think some ingredient is safe or even good for you...<br/> <br/>

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Bar Harbor Foods and Sustainable Seafood

Date: January 24, 2014

Bar Harbor Foods' Response to Inquiries Regarding Sustainability of U.S. Atlantic Surf (Sea) Clams and Quahog (Ocean) Clams in Recent Media Coverage

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"I could cry, they are so good!" Maine's Authentic taste loved in the Rockies!

Date: October 23, 2012

I'm in Montana and the New England coast is so far away. How did you make them taste like home?

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Tuning in to Tuna...

Date: May 30, 2012

...across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away

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Environmentally Sound Choices Are Good For Both You and the Oceans.

Date: April 23, 2012

Great article on food.tv Blog from Culinary Carrie.

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You Can Count on the Can!

Date: April 10, 2012

Cans in the news; let's make sure we understand complete information about this great food package!

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Tasty Corn Chowda!

Date: March 5, 2012

Thanks Lynne, for your compliments on Bar Harbor Corn Chowder! Thanks, Central Market, for your loyal support of Bar Harbor Foods!

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5 Top Trends from the 2012 Fancy Food Show

Date: January 28, 2012

Pickled cherries, oat shakes, coconut oil and more!

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The BEST canned fish! Frankly, lip-smacking good!

Date: January 27, 2012

We can't make this stuff up! Have you tried our Herring and Sardine Fillets yet?

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First Rate Ingredients and Preparation

Date: January 27, 2012

From a loyal customer...Thank you, Cosmo!

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Vitamin D is crucial for activating the body's immune system...

Date: January 9, 2012

Almost half of the world's population has lower than optimal levels of vitamin D and scientists say the problem is getting worse as people spend more time indoors.

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Pure Seafood Stock Perfection...

Date: January 4, 2012

We couldn't have said it better ourselves! And it's always better coming from you!

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Bar Harbor Better Than Restaurant Chowder!

Date: December 18, 2011

Bar Harbor Chowder New England Clam Chowder lives up to customer expectations!

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Bar Harbor All Natural Smoked Kippers: A Gastronomic Revelation!

Date: November 15, 2011

Mmm-mmmm-mmh! (This satisfied customer's actual subject line)

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Have you tried Bar Harbor Herring Fillets in Cabernet Wine Sauce? They're impressive!

Date: October 20, 2011

The sauce was something that added to the flavor as opposed to overpowering it.

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Love, Love, Love!

Date: September 7, 2011

More customer adoration of Maple Sardines,

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Quality is our "Maine" Distinction!

Date: August 31, 2011

At Bar Harbor Foods, quality and food safety go hand in hand.

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"Such a Decadent and Indulgent Treat!"

Date: August 30, 2011

Such a glowing testimonial makes us hungry for delicious Bar Harbor Foods' Lobster Bisque!

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Welcome to Forward Foods, Oklahoma's coolest cheese counter and niche food market

Date: August 29, 2011

Many thanks to Forward Foods for supporting the Bar Harbor bran

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Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested Program

Date: August 3, 2011

The Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested branding program enables market differentiation of Gulf of Maine seafood products that meet important criteria around traceability and responsible harvest.

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Key Retailers Leading the Sustainability of the World's Fisheries

Date: July 21, 2011

Giant Eagle Sustainable Seafood Statement

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Maine Lobster 101

Date: April 5, 2011

Interesting information about one of the world's most enticing culinary delights... Maine Lobster!

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A Taste of Maine for a Soldier Abroad

Date: March 17, 2011

Thanks to all U.S. military personnel serving to expand freedom and promote peace around the world. We were thrilled to play a part in making one soldier's day a little brighter.

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Storing unused Bar Harbor Clam Juice

Date: March 3, 2011

Ideas for storing opened Clam Juice.

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Customer Praise for Bar Harbor Indian Pudding!

Date: January 27, 2011

Indian Pudding, a traditional New England dessert.

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The word "Natural" on food labels can be misleading...

Date: November 17, 2010

Valuable information from a physician's newsletter I read regularly regarding "natural flavorings" added to many processed foods.

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Great Customer Review - Wild Herring in Cracked Pepper

Date: October 25, 2010

We love hearing from our customers! THanks, Patrick!

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Customers Love Learning About the Food They Purchase!

Date: October 19, 2010

...and we love telling them about how we source and make our great Bar Harbor products! We thought we'd pass this along.

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Foodista.com - Great Blog about Great Products!

Date: August 10, 2010

Foodista is the cooking encyclopedia everyone can edit.

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Bar Harbor Soups available on ShopWiki.com

Date: August 3, 2010

Bar Harbor soups are becoming more readily available in local markets across the US...

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Mr. GoodFish - Guide to sustainable fish and seafood

Date: March 24, 2010

The Mr. GoodFish campaign initiated by the World Ocean Network aims to sensitize the general public and the fish industry professionals about the sustainable consumption of seafood.<br/>

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SoupsOnline.com - One of our "souper" online venues

Date: March 5, 2010

Soups Online’s began with a love of soup and a background of marketing specialty foods online.<br/> <br/>

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End of an(other) era - last remaining sardine canning facility in U.S. closes

Date: February 26, 2010

Last week, the news broke that the old Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, a tiny village in Downeast Maine, will cease operations.

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Produce Traceability Initiative to Better Serve Consumers

Date: February 24, 2010

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PYI) vision: Supply chain-wide adoption of electronic traceability<br/> for every case of produce by the year 2012.

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Great Maine Company - Sullivan Harbor Farm: Smokin’ Shrimp & Scallops

Date: February 24, 2010

The Nibble's Pick of the Week is Sullivan Harbor Farm

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Omega-3s may determine how long you’ll live – and it’s not just because they’re good for your heart.

Date: February 24, 2010

Omega-3s may now have a profound effect on anti-aging by slowing down the shortening of telomeres.<br/> What are telomeres? They’re protective tips that cap the ends of your DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. When your telomeres run down, cell division stops, and your life ends.

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Natural Cleaners - Is Vinegar the Best Germ Killer?

Date: February 4, 2010

Research is confirming that the old folk recipes using herbs and essential oils to kill germs—such as those used by 14th-century doctors during the Black Plague—were based on good science.

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Let's Talk Local from SeafoodSource.com

Date: February 4, 2010

Hannaford Bros. in northern New England is sourcing half its seafood from the Gulf of Maine, part of its developing sustainable seafood policy.

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Consumers Looking for Cleaner Labeling on Pasta Sauces - Look to Bar HarborSauces

Date: February 3, 2010

Food Product Design Magazine posts article claiming consumers want all natural ingredients in their pasta sauces - Bar HarborFoods produce only all natural sauces - Red Clam Sauce and White Clam Sauce

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Vitamin D and the Flu: More about the Science

Date: January 6, 2010

It appears that science is showing us how critical Vitamin D is in preventing and controlling infections due to the flu.

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Rose from Santa Cruz, CA, loves our Clam Chowder!

Date: December 3, 2009

We get calls and letters everyday from customers who love Bar Harbor products.

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Healthiest most sustainably harvested fish for Omega-3

Date: October 22, 2009

List of Fish with most Omega-3, least contaminants and that are sustainably harvested.

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Date: October 15, 2009

Buying sustainable produce, eating local can help ease pressure on the planet - read about Canada's "Localicious Campaign"

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Vitamin D: My Heart Healthy Obsession

Date: October 8, 2009

Yes, vitamin D is critical to maintaining optimal heart health. You can get plenty vitamin D into your diet by eating more eggs (naturally found in yolks), liver, and fatty fish ,such as herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, and sardines

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Retailer of Bar Harbor Foods

Date: October 1, 2009

We've heard our delicious, nutritious herring and mackerel products can be found at Common Crow, Gloucester, MA

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Extra Effort by Satisfied Customer to Contact Bar Harbor Foods

Date: September 29, 2009

This customer had email issues contacting us, but after working through some technical challenges we were finally communicating...

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Follow Bar Harbor Foods on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/barharborfoods

Date: September 22, 2009

Bar Harbor Foods is now on Twitter!

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Alaskan Salmon - buy it fresh and buy sustainable!

Date: July 27, 2009

As an MSC-certified company, we are always happy to share stories about our customers who also adhere to sustainable standards. Keith Harris, Whole Foods Market salmon buyer, says, "If you can’t find troll-caught, you can always look for the blue and white Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) seal on seafood, which ensures that the fish was caught responsibly and that populations will not be depleted."

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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) & Why Bar Harbor Foods is a Member

Date: July 1, 2009

At Bar Harbor Foods we believe in producing the best tasting, highest quality fish and seafood products for our customers. We also believe this can be done responsibly and thus we use MSC certified sustainable fish in our soups. Several fish species have been in the news lately and we wanted to bring you the latest information.

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Dr. Weil's Food Pyramid

Date: April 7, 2009

"Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime." ~ Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Make it special! Celebrate with Lobster!

Date: December 4, 2008

Support Maine lobstermen and Maine communities by celebrating with Certified Maine Lobster at your next special occasion!

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Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger with Fund a Feast!

Date: November 25, 2008

One of our favorite retailers, Hannaford Bros., is helping fight hunger with a goal to raise more than $1 million through the holidays to support local communities and food banks.

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Add Cranberries to Your Holiday Table...and maybe even more often

Date: November 25, 2008

Indians and settlers may have been on to something about the tart fruit's healing abilities.

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There’s no such thing as organic fish –- yet

Date: November 18, 2008

The National Organic Standards Board, the arm of the Department of Agriculture that rules on what is and isn’t officially organic, is currently pondering whether there should be organic fish. And on Tuesday, as part of a three-day meeting looking at various questions on organic labeling, the board's livestock committee will be discussing what an organic seafood standard might look like.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Traditional Turkey

Date: November 12, 2008

Since we believe in all natural foods at Bar Harbor Foods, we wanted to share this thought with you about a truly traditional turkey...

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Smart Shopper's Fish Picks by The Green Guide Staff

Date: November 5, 2008

A Great shopper's Guide to picking healthy fish and seafood by National Geographic's The Green Guide...

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Flavorista! Doesn't just the sound of the word make you want to cook?!

Date: November 1, 2008

Flavorista! One of our favorite new cooking sites launched by two great culinary friends!

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Featured Retailer - Hannaford Bros. Supermarkets

Date: October 30, 2008

Hannaford "Guiding Stars" Program Leads Consumers to Make Healthier Choices

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Seafood and Your Health

Date: October 16, 2008

Seafood can play an important role in a balanced diet.

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