Small Boats, Big Taste

Great Seafood for Great Causes

When COVID struck, small-boat, independent fishermen faced serious challenges. So did many people in our communities who weren’t sure how they could continue feeding their families.

Small Boats, Big Taste was our creative response.

Working with fishermen, fish processors, and a chowder maker all located in Massachusetts, we created Haddock Chowder and Provençal Fish Stew- made with local skate- using the best ingredients, fast-frozen to ensure highest quality.

With support from donors, foundations, grants, our community, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Barnstable County Cooperative Extension, CapeAbilities, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ food assistance programs, we send Small Boats, Big Taste products to food banks and pantries across the state. That includes food banks on Cape Cod, as well as local organizations that feed and support people facing food insecurity like the Family Table, Cape Wellness, Helping Our Women, St. David’s Episcopal Church and Cape Cod Veterans.

In the first two and half years, we distributed more than 1.6 million servings of chowder and stew. That’s a lot of food to a lot of people, and we’ve won unanimous praise for the superb quality of what we make and share.

Now we want to share with you and build even more support for this inspiring effort.

Please buy some hearty, healthy chowder or stew!

The containers are quick and easy to heat and serve, loaded with fish and high-quality ingredients, never any preservatives.

They also make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

Every purchase helps keep the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance strong, expands our deliveries of delicious, nutritious seafood to the community, and helps small-boat, independent fishermen do what they do best: fish!

To order, visit our Online Store and complete the order form.

Available Products:

– Haddock Chowder – traditional New England style

– Provençal Fish Stew- made with local skate and hearty vegetables in a tomato-based, dairy-free, gluten-free broth

– Mixed Case

– Clam Chowder – coming soon!

  – One case (six 18 oz. containers): $60
  – Individual container (18 oz.): $10
  – Party sized bag (8 lbs.): $60

Case purchases are encouraged and can include a mix of chowders and stew.

Pick up your order at the Fishermen’s Alliance
1566 Main Street (Rte 28), Chatham
Easy access and parking. No appointment needed.

Pickup available:
Monday 12-4
Thursday 12-4

Special Holiday Pickup Hours!

Extended pick up hours Dec 14 – 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pre-order for pick up during our Holiday Open House, Wednesday December 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 



This program is made possible by funding from:

Through a partnership with Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Cape Abilities, funded by Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and USDA’s Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program, we are providing weekly deliveries of chowder and stew to underserved communities on Cape Cod.

Chowder and Stew has been donated to the following partner organizations: The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Worcester County Food Bank, New Hampshire Food Bank, Vermont Foodbank, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Connecticut Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware, and Capital Area Food Bank.

Chowder has also been distributed locally through Family Table Collaborative, Cape Cod Hunger Network, Cape Abilities, Cape Wellness,  Children’s Place, YMCA, Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center, Barnstable Council on Aging, St. David’s Episcopal Church, First Lutheran Church-West Barnstable, Kitchen 246, Community Table, Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod, Helping Our Women, Canaan 7th Day Church, Mustard Seed Kitchen, and Truro Community Kitchen.



“It’s crazy that the vast majority of what we catch is exported over seas and the majority of seafood we consume is imported. These days it’s more important than ever to take advantage of locally harvested fish. It’s just better for everyone.”

Captain Greg Connors, F/V Constance Sea