Salmon is Good. Wild Salmon is Great! Where Can You Buy GREAT Wild Salmon?

f you listen to our radio show, Fit Happens, on Newsradio 1110 KFAB on Saturday mornings from 11:00 – 12:00, you have heard us talk about some common sense suggestions as how you can improve your diet.

I am not a food snob.  I don’t tell people they need to follow one diet or another and don’t try to get people to do anything extreme.  I do try to offer suggestions as to how people can improve their diets.  One delicious way to improve your diet is to add healthy foods that taste good and make sense economically.  Eating wild salmon falls under that umbrella.

I was introduced to the most delicious salmon I ever tasted a couple of years ago by Jerry Keown, a friend of mine from waaaay back  Jerry now lives in Alaska, the best place on the planet to get great salmon.  Jerry was kind enough to ship me some salmon and crab from 10th & M Seafood, the place he goes to buy salmon.  It was fantastic!

I have since been a devoted shopper and consumer of wild salmon from Alaska.  And it doesn’t have to be crazy expensive to eat.  For example, I recently received 24+ pounds of fresh coho salmon for $179.95 — and that includes overnight shipping. This means I received coho salmon on Thursday that were caught on Tuesday, put on ice, and shipped to me.

I enjoyed fresh, never frozen, coho salmon that had been caught on Tuesday for dinner on Thursday.  At a cost of less than $7.50 per pound! It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Now the salmon isn’t always that cheap.  Because that is cheap.  At that price, a half-pound of fresh salmon cost less than a Big Mac.  That is crazy cheap!

If you are willing to shop a bit and do the math, I am confident that you will find that you can eat delicious wild salmon a few days a week for less than it costs you to eat out.  In some cases, for less than it costs you to eat fast-food.

I am going to share some sources that I have found that you may want to consider.

10th & M Seafood  http://www.10thandmseafoods.com This is a great place to get fish if you want to take the time to call.  They do have a website but it does not show everything they offer.  They have a significant retail presence in Anchorage, so you can be confident they do a great job, as you are buying the same fish at the same price as the locals.  You will see they have what appears to be lower prices than many online vendors, but that is because many online vendors have the price of shipping factored into the prices they show.  This is the vendor I use to buy fresh caught, never been frozen fish from the most often.

Great Alaska Seafood http://www.great-alaska-seafood.com/ This site is where I buy most of my fish for a few reasons.  One, they make it easy to buy online.  You can order from their site and use Amazon payments, if that makes you more comfortable. Another reason is they have an option to get daily specials sent via email.  That is how I found out about their special on fresh coho salmon.  And it is worth noting that while their emails say “24 hour special”, I have been able to buy fish at the “special rate” after the 24 hours has expired in many cases.

It is worth educating yourself on the types of salmon, the salmon season, and the difference between net caught and troll caught salmon.  And if you buy fresh fish, please eat it while it is fresh.  Getting truly fresh fish is a blessing.  If you want frozen fish, buy fish that has been frozen at the processing plant.  They freeze it much quicker and at a colder temperature, thereby preserving flavor and nutrients.

Give this salmon a try.  Or buy some other fish that you think you like.

I apologize in advance if buying this fish ruins buying fish from your local grocer or from a chain restaurant for you.  I know it has changed my dining habits.  I can’t remember the last time I ordered salmon in a restaurant.  It just can’t compare with what I can get at home.

READY TO GET STARTED? Check out our memberships here »

"We decided to utilize the Bellevue Blue Moon facility after using Planet Fitness' facility for a year. Glad we did. Joe and staff are great people! Not only does one feel better physically when done working out, interactions with Joe and his staff result in smiles on our faces when we leave."
- Willis

"Friendly and helpful staff. Many other "mature" members makes the gym experience less intimidating for me." - Talma

"I have lived in Bellevue all my life and I am so thankful that we have Blue Moon. The staff is fantastic whenever I need help with anything they are right there to help."
- Diana

"Economical. Great staff. Safe environment with a nice selection of equipment. Excellent choice for the novice fit wanabee."
- Sharon

"I have never been in a more positive gym environment."
- Scott

"1. Price is GREAT!!
2. Clean facility
3. Friendly staff and management
4. A great assortment of workout equipment
5. A great location 5. Hours of operation accommodate everyone"
- Fred

"I love the relaxed atmosphere of BMF. Everyone is friendly. And I love the women only area."
- Sandy

"Love Blue Moon Bellevue! Feels like my home away from home. Keep up the superb work!"
- Ann

"Its kind of like Cheers "everyone knows your name"
Staff is very friendly. Trainers are soo encouraging. I work with Erin and she is in tuned to my ability level."
- Linda

"Since I've been coming to Blue Moon I've made progress with my weight loss, fitness level, flexibility and balance. I've proved I can learn new things and improve my overall health. My doctor is pleased with my progress and my knees are improved. Erin would say that its my hard work that's made the difference but I know it takes a positive support team. I have that at Bellevue Blue Moon."
- Linda

"The staff are all amazing! I've been to a lot of gyms and Never seen anything better."
- Johan

"Everything is great, I love the women's only workout room, and the building itself is always clean and well maintained."
- Grace

"Great place to workout for a great price. I especially love the women only area because it's not intimidating."
- Amanda

"Great club! Best one in Omaha! Very friendly staff! Seems like everyone gets along. It's good to see smiling faces!"

- Bill

"Fantastic customer service. I am greeted with enthusiasm and by name every time I go."
- Stephanie

"This is the cleanest, most friendly gym I've been to."
- Becky

"I'm very comfortable in the environment there. It is clean and there are a lot of options of things for me to do. Lots of equipment. Staff is very pleasant."
- Kim

"Omaha Central is very friendly and welcoming as soon as you walk in the door and when you are finished with your workout, whoever is at the front desk will always say something encouraging."
- Brenda

"I can exercise as much as I am comfortable with and don't feel pressure in any way."
- Debra

"Your staff is beautiful and a smiling face to see when I walk in the door. They always engage in conversation ask how my day was and are just down right good people. I work out at the 85th and center street location and I could not ask for. More friendly, delightful staff, they rock all of them!!"
- Brett

"Every time I've gone in, I'm not pressured. I got help when needed & everyone is nice."
- Karen

"Everything is clean. The staff is always friendly. I love the separate Women's Area"
- Dana

"Very friendly with great equipment. No concerns, I enjoy Blue Moon Fitness and have been a long time member, glad to be back"
- Kim

"Nice, clean place. And very affordable"
- Geiver

"I come for the Body Pump class. and think it's the best class I've ever taken. and would recommend it to anyone."
- Linda

"The place is always clean and they know me by name."
- Colleen

"If someone were to ask me for a fitness center, Blue Moon fitness would be at the top of my list."
- Dan

"This is my go to family gym...the instructors are great...classes are always energizing, clean gym...no judgements."
- Tammy

"Best equipment and proper layout of equipment in town."
- Chuck

"I Meet a lot of friends there and it feels like family."
- Amy

"The staff is extremely friendly and always happy to help if I need anything."
- Jennifer

"Blue Moon Fitness has everything I need to workout, the club and the equipment is clean. The staff are professional and friendly."
- Kevin

"Good value, clean location and enough machines for everyone to use what they want."
- Nicole

"It's a great club. Really clean and relaxed there, love the body pump class with Celita, the machines are always well-maintained, the front desk staff is truly nice, and they don't make me feel like I have to look like a super model before they will speak to me (like they do at LA Fitness)."
- Janene

"I enjoy the ladies only room and the TVs on all the machines."
- Nancy

"I love the staff and the group fitness classes!!! Just keep on being awesome."
- Cathy

"I find your gym to be a great place to go and work out from the TV's on the cardio machines, the amount of different kind of weight machines to the great locker rooms. Overall a great place to go for a workout."
- Tim

"I agree with most of your philosophies regarding life in and out of the gym. I also believe that you believe in your approach and are not just saying or marketing what people want to hear."
- Bradley

"I already have recommended Blue Moon to friends. Everything is clean and never has an odor, all the equipment works, the staff is always pleasant and friendly without hovering, none of the patrons get out of hand, the hours are very accommodating, everywhere is well lighted."
- Emily

"As a "transplant" from the Curves Fitness Centers, I have had to learn to use different machines and design my own program. I am adjusting and realize there are staff members ready to help as needed. A major factor at Blue Moon Fitness for me is the area upstairs devoted to women only."
- Gail

"Wonderful atmosphere friendly courteous people great machines available great massage chairs love it."
- Karen

"My wife and I are both glad that we joined Blue Moon Fitness. My wife enjoys the area dedicated to women only. Everyone at the club is friendly and you always feel welcome. Great club and will strongly recommend to others."
- Steve

"Good equipment, comfortable equipment, set out nicely, variety of things to do, and helpful staff when approached with questions."
- Steele

"They honestly have the best staff that I have seen at a gym. So friendly."
- Chelsy

"This is a great place to go to feel welcomed and go at your own pace with your workout! Cost effective and flexible times!!!"
- Jaime

"The staff and members are friendly, the facility always looks clean, and the membership is very affordable."
- Yarita