Valley Seafood comes to a close

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The proprietors behind Valley Seafood are cutting the line on their fresh fish service.

Christopher and Kimi Galasso announced they have ended the service that brought fresh seafood from the ocean to Walla Walla’s inland customers via FedEx.

The changeover was announced to customers via email Monday.

Valley Seafood was started by the husband-and-wife team in 2012 as a component of services offered at Blue Valley Meats, a business in which the Galassos are also partial owners. The service was offered via email. Customers placed their orders by Wednesdays, and fresh fish was trucked to Blue Valley Meats’ Pine Street shop for pickup by the end of the week.

The seafood service was another extension of the Galassos interest in providing clean, healthy food to local customers. They will continue with their Stones Throw Farm.

“When we moved here six years ago, our goal was to help nourish our community. We had no idea that the simple idea of a little vegetable farm would turn into a farm, a juice stand, a butcher’s shop, and eventually a seafood program. Clearly life had other plans for us,” Christopher Galasso said in the email.

“These six years have given us so many opportunities. Last year we were able to purchase our farm and home and begin laying the foundation for the life we moved here to create. But through painful deliberation it became clear that the “simple” had gotten lost among all the opportunities. It became clear that we had to give something up.”

Now, he said, the two will fill their nets “with beets and brussels sprouts rather than bass and branzino.”

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