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Coastside Farms and Specialties

Tory Putnam


Seafood ·



Charlie Clark with 5 part-time employees


Coastside Farms and Specialties (aka Charlie Clark’s Smoked Fish) specializes in smoked fish products, including salmon, lox, trout, and albacore. Charlie was a traveling musician when he discovered his love of farmers markets. In 2007, he left his music career and started Coastside Farms and Specialties, and in 2010, he joined the Mission Community Market. Charlie aims to to bring top quality, sustainable smoked fish products to customers in the freshest form at affordable prices.


Charlie’s family in Alaska does all of the fishing by line, and they travel up and down the west coast through British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon to catch wild salmon. Depending on the season, the salmon could be in a variety of locations. 

Fun Fact

Charlie enjoys getting to know customers and considers the market community as an extended family.


San Jose, California


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