Another welcome sign of Spring is the anticipated re-opening of The Fish Monger’s Wife.
The Fish Monger’s Wife celebrates the tradition of America’s First Industry – Commercial Fishing. Owners Amber Mae and Eric opened the Norton Shores business in 2010 when their first child was born. This regional Fish Market specializes in smoked and fresh Great Lakes whitefish. The whitefish are caught by Eric and his family, who have commercially fished Lake Michigan since 1927.The Fish Monger’s Wife Rain Boots
Ken Fischang, a former Convention and Visitors Bureau Director for Saugatuck-Douglas and Sonoma County (CA), recently moved back to Michigan. During a visit to Muskegon last year, Ken stumbled upon The Fish Monger’s Wife. He was smitten with the charm, history and quality of the family business. So enthusiastic was Ken in relaying the discovery, we asked if he would write it down for us to share in a blog!
On a recent trip to Muskegon a roadside sign caught my eye as I was coming into town, it read “The Fish Monger’s Wife”.
For a guy who has “Fish” in his last name and grew up as an avid fisherman on a lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I was intrigued. After my meeting concluded, I map quested my way to this wonderful place.
The Fish Monger’s Wife Shop Interior
The Fish Monger’s Wife on the Phone at Desk with Plants and Items for Sale Surrounding Here. Sunlit Windows Behind Her. The first words she spoke after welcoming me to her shop were music to my ears,
The Fish Monger’s Wife Chalkboard with Showing Available Fish I tried a variety of smoked whitefish, salmon, lake trout, homemade fish sausage and something I had never had before, smoked Cisco. Amber explained that Cisco was a freshwater herring from the great lakes. She also told me how her family has been fishing the great lakes for more than ninety years. The Fish Monger’s Wife Family Photos of Fishermen
The Fish Monger’s Wife Smiling Man in Stocking Cap, Flannel Shirt and Sunglasses holding Tray of Freshly Smoked Great Lakes Whitefish
“My name is Peg and I am a Fishaholic!”
The Fish Monger’s Wife Man in Grey Stocking Hat and Orange Fishing Overalls holding Tray of Freshly Smoked Great Lakes Whitefish
2127 West Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, MI 49441