16th Dec 2013

12/16/13: Copper River Seafoods Recommended on "Buy Local" Holiday Guide

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Buy local: Alaskan gift guide

play@adn.comDecember 14, 2013 


Wildcatch pet treats

There's no shortage of companies that will send out gift packs of Alaska crab and salmon. One of the most successful is Copper River Seafoods, founded by Cordova-born and raised Scott Blake. It has expanded to a number of plants around the state with a campus at its headquarters and main factory in Anchorage. What we like about the product is that Blake and his associates (which include a lot of other Cordova fishermen -- coincidence?) have taken pains to keep their management and employment local even as the company has grown. Also, their holiday packs make great gifts.

But there are those who will pay more attention to what you give their dog than what you send them. For them, we recommend Copper River Seafoods' several lines of pet treats. The Wildcatch pet treats, aimed at gourmet and high-end retail outlets, have very few ingredients and are human-grade, which means they might double as emergency supplies. Five four-ounce packs are $37.40. Of course, it won't hurt the spirit of giving if you include one of the company's many gift packs for people. They also make a separate line, Wildsky, sold in pet stores -- a little less expensive, but still human-grade. (www.copperriverseafoods.com)

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