Summertime in the Okanagan just screams for local BC seafood dinners at home on the patio. The choices are endless and the taste sublime when you shop direct from your local fresh seafood market.  Buy The Sea has it all and more. “At this time of year we often have organic Spring salmon from Tofino, wild Red Spring salmon from the West Coast, wild ocean run sockeye, Haida Gwaii halibut, Kusshi oysters from Deep Bay, Salt Spring mussels, arctic char from Oliver and more. In addition to our local seafood we often bring in varieties not found in supermarkets, such as Mahi Mahi, Opah, Wahoo, Soft Shell Crabs and many more!” says owner Mike Stokes. Mike is passionate about freshness, flavour and quality “Our seafood comes to us direct–no lengthy supermarket supply chain, and often overnight from boat to store. As fresh as vendors on the BC Coast! Our promise is that you will taste the difference!” Buy The Sea makes life easy by offering delicious local beer and wine pairings and seafood recipes in a monthly newsletter AND they have award-winning Fish ‘n’ Chips to go, made with halibut, cod, prawns or oysters and/or Baja Fish Tacos. Yeah! When shopping for fish and seafood you want to find the best, freshest quality, as well as making sure that you are protecting our beautiful oceans by purchasing Ocean Wise approved products. Indulging in local seafood decadence is easy and available to you at Buy The Sea’s two locations. The Penticton shop has been open for 22+ years and West Kelowna celebrates its 4th anniversary this month. So, if you can’t be by the sea, at least you can BUY the sea.

~ Jennifer Schell


(pictured:Buy The Sea’s delish Prawn Pad Thai recipe paired with Lake Breeze Chardonnay.)