Dear FFDers,  As Irene nears,  I certainly hope our town officials have made preliminary contact involving Former Mayor Ray Nagin to pick his brain as to how to handle the aftermath of a Cat 3 hurricane.(no substitute for experience) Even if they have, it appears this girl has a chance to be quite annoying. something wrong with the picture of Florida with nary a drop and NE bearing the full brunt.   I suppose if you live long enough, the more crazy scenarios one is exposed to. 2 weeks into my 60th year I'm beginning to reflect on things past and what may come. You really don't have to pay any attention to them.  However, Please pay some mind to these offerings:
   a few things available today:  Beautiful Georges bank haddock
                Large dry firm ,very fresh Sea Scallops
                                             Halibut fillet
                                              LG  Lane Snapper
                                              Scottish farmed raised salmon
                                              Large flounder Fillets
                                              Grand Banks ( nord atlantic)  swordfish
   Tomorrow: wild King salmon, for sure and possibly a few surprises I don't even know about yet.   There will be, no doubt, the entire fleet ashore in preparation, to the best of their ability, securing safe harbor.  We send all our best hopes to all capts, crews and vessels for as little damage as possible to anyone's means of livelihood and those of us depending on them.
   NH nectarines and Jersey peaches make us proud today, ORGANIC red leaf lettuce, and some full flavored NY tomatoes to receive the powdering of fresh basil, also on hand.
  It's actually a good time to buy, today,  considering that the line, hoping for the freshest in seafood fare, could well make the Exeter Inn upon my arrival back from the docks tomorrow, close to 10:30AM.   certainly hope to see you, and thankyou for your time.    Fred