We are the husband and wife team of Viktoriya and Joel, and we will be bringing LIVE MAINE LOBSTERS and JONAH CRAB to a Farmers Market near you!
My name is Joel, I'm a New England based Commercial Fisherman, and have been for over 20 years. Typically I follow the fish and lobster as they migrate, sailing out of dozens of ports and harbors in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Virginia and Alaska.
This year however, is a very different year. So in an effort to simply think outside the box, my wife Viktoriya and I have been selling lobsters directly to the public locally all summer. I won't lie, it was a very slow start and we weren't sure if it was going to work or not. But once the word got out, we had an amazing response from our community.
And because we are bringing wild-caught, fresh off-the boat lobsters and crab harvested in the clean waters of the coast of Maine, we thought that selling at Farmers Markets would be a perfect fit!
And my name is Viktoriya!
I was born in Siberia, in the former Soviet Union, but central Ukraine is my native land. I speak 3 languages fluently, have 2 degrees from University and I LOVE cake!! And as luck would have it, Joel and I met on one of his many trips wandering around Europe. Now 5 years later, the beautiful US of A is my home! And I consider myself very fortunate to get to see so much of it as we drive around selling lobster. Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, Indiana, and South and North Carolina are just some of the places we've sold so far!
I knew how much nicer the average American is then say, your average European, but I really only thought it was just the people that we lived with in the small communities of Maine and New Hampshire. But it doesn't really seem to matter where we go. In every town and city in every state, we meet warm and kind people, and even though everyone is wearing a mask, you can see the smiles in their eyes!
And do you know what's crazy?
As far as we can tell, we're the ONLY people to do this. Like, ever...
So ad your email address to our mailing list, and we'll keep you updated as to where we're going to be next. Heck, if you have a Farmers Market that you want us to attend near you, let us know. We're always open to exploring new Markets!