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Seafood Club Pickup

This page has info about Seafood Club Pickup, including dates, location descriptions, and some brief policies.

If you are a Member looking for your exact Pickup Site address or host contact information, please check your email for details! For security reasons, this page does not have exact locations.

Pickup Sites are divided into two groups, Narwhal and Seadragon, with pickups on alternating weeks.

Essential Pickup Policies

Read more about our Policies on our FAQ

We do not offer compensatory shares or refunds if you miss, forget, or are unable to make your pickup.

You can make arrangements for a friend to pick up for you, or let us know and we can donate your share to a student or mutual aid organization.  

If you unexpectedly miss your pickup, please contact your host directly to coordinate. Your host may not be able to accommodate you at another time, and your seafood may no longer be available after 48 hours. 

Please also know that Fishadelphia may change pickup day/times due to weather and other events. 

After you buy a Membership, you get a series of introductory emails. The email titled "Fishadelphia Pickup Details..." includes your exact Pickup location, and your Pickup Schedule (the first date listed is your first Pickup date).

Your first Pickup will be usually about a week or two after you signed up.

Do not look at the "fulfillment dates" on your subscription page.

If you have a Membership but can't find your Pickup Details, please contact us!

Email: fishadelphia.csf@gmail.com
Phone/Text: (267) 666-0924

Due to weather or other events (like when the Eagles won the Superbowl!), we may occasionally reschedule pickup on short turnaround.  In those circumstances, we will communicate with you, but we cannot offer refunds because we’ve already ordered your seafood beforehand. You are always welcome to have a friend pick up your share for you, coordinate with your cooler host, or donate your share to our mutual aid network.

Pickup Dates

  • Narwhal Pickup Dates

    9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/22, 12/7*

    1/4**, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12

    4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21

    * Last Narwhal pickup before holiday break

    ** Last paid pickup for seasonal and school year subscribers

    Click here for the Narwhal Pickups on Google Calendar!

  • Seadragon Pickup Dates

    9/21, 10/12", 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14*

    1/11**, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19

    5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 6/14, 6/28

    " Rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian

    * Last Seadragon pickup before holiday break

    ** Last paid pickup for seasonal and school year subscribers

    Click here for the Seadragon Pickups on Google Calendar!

Pickup Site Map



Note: the locations on the map are approximate and we will send exact details once you have signed up.

Below are descriptions of the accessibility, parking, and public transit options of each of the Pickup Sites. Some Pickup Sites are staffed; others are low-contact, self-service coolers.

Narwhal

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Staffed Pickup Sites (alternating Weds 4:30-5:30 pm):

Site description: The stand is right in front of Bethel AME Church off of Sheldon Lane.

Accessibility:

✓ Wheelchair accessible

✓ Walkable

✓ Vehicle friendly

✓ Ample side street parking

⚠ When the weather is cold we will be indoors, so come on in.

♥ Fishstand staff can help you carry your fish or cooler to your car

Public Transit:

Train: Paoli/Thorndale Line and get off at Ardmore station. Travel down Cricket Ave which turns into Sheldon Ln. The stand will be on your left (8 min walk). You can also exit the Norristown High-Speed Line @ Ardmore Ave Station, travel down Ardmore Ave, and turn right on E Spring Ave (20 min walk).

Parking:

There is ample temporary parking space throughout the street. Please be kind and thoughtful when interacting with neighbors of the church. Don’t park in or block any driveways. If there are a lot of cars on Sheldon, please consider parking on Spring or Lippincott and walking over to get your fish or cooler. Fishstand staff will always be glad to help you carry your fish or cooler to the car.

Description: The school is at the corner of 18th & Hunting Park. Street parking is always available. The cooler will be at fish stand outside of the main entrance to the school.

Public transit:

Broad Street Line

Buses R, 1, and 2

Self-service Pickup Sites (alternating Weds 6:30-8:30 pm):

Site description: It's possible to pull the car up very close to the cooler. There are no steps at this location.

Accessibility:

✓ Vehicle friendly

Weather: Street will be cleared during snowy weather.

Site description: The cooler will be located on a porch of a suburban residence.

Accessibility:

✓ Vehicle friendly

✓ Side street parking

✓ Side walk concrete and wheelchair accessible

✓ There is a light on the porch and a post light that lights the walkway.

⚠ There are eight steps — in groups of two and three with hand rails.

♥ This host is happy to bring fish out to the car, if needed.

Site description: The cooler will be located next to steps on street level.

Accessibility:

✓ Walkable

✓ Wheelchair accessible

✓ Vehicle friendly

✓ There are a few nearby 'no parking' zones that could easily be used as loading zones for a quick fish pickup, just leave hazards on.

✓ Porch light always on

Weather: Pathway to cooler should be shoveled and reasonably clear.

Public transit: Bus: 47 @ 6th & Cumberland stop (a few feet away from house)

Site description: The cooler will be located on the steps of a house.

Accessibility:

✓ Walkable, but rocky/gravel

✓ Vehicle friendly

✓ Can pull up in driveway so you don’t have to walk in the street

⚠ Might be a little dark since the cooler is at the bottom of the front porch steps and the light doesn't reach well

Weather: Pathway to cooler should be shoveled and reasonably clear.

Public transit: Bus: 53 @ Wayne & Coulter (a few feet away from house)

Description: There is an outdoor light that we keep on all the time. There are three steps to reach out front door (plus a bit of a walkway).

Snow: I would say it's about as wide as a sidewalk. We are careful with shoveling but parking is not always easy on our block with the snow. The block is a wide block so double park on the road if necessary. The sidestreet is less likely to be plowed and is far more narrow.

Site description: The cooler will be up our driveway against the house.

Accessibility:

✓ Walkable

✓ Vehicle friendly

✓ We will leave the driveway clear (save for cars picking up so people can drive right up for accessibility)

✓ Side street parking

✓ Plenty of lighting

⚠ There is a SEPTA bus stop on Chestnut Parkway and Ryanard Road

⚠ In snow, we live on an emergency route so no street parking. We will park our cars as far back as we can to ease cooler access.

Retail partner pickups (alternating Thus 12-5 pm):

Site Description: This cooler is inside the business Primal Supply Meats.

This site is fully accessible. There is a ramp or steps to access the building. Pick up is during business hours so always it's always lit. Street parking is all that is available.

Accessibility:

✓ There is a ramp or steps to access the building

✓ Side street parking

✓ Pick up is during business hours so always it's always lit

Weather: Snow- this street doesn't get plowed often

Seadragon

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Staffed Pickup Sites (alternating Weds 4:00-6:00 pm)

Description: The school is across from the corner of 9th & Johnston. Street parking is always available. The cooler will be at fish stand outside of the main entrance to the school.

Public transit:

Buses G, 7, 68, and 45

Self-service Pickup Sites (alternating Weds 6:30-8:30 pm)

Site description: The cooler will be on the sidewalk in front of the house.

Accessibility:

✓ The porch light will be on.

✓ There are no steps to climb.

⚠ Parking is difficult, but it should be no problem to stop in the the street with hazard lights on for long enough to pick up the fish.

⚠ There is also a "no parking" space at the corner of 21st and Brandywine where you can stop without a citation for 20 minutes.

Public transit: Bus: 43, 49

Site Description: The coolers are in an open bike shed on the right side of the house behind a garden in the front yard.

Accessibility:

✓ Street parking or double park in front of the house if need be

⚠ To get there, either take two regular steps up or go up a fairly gentle grass slope next to the front garden.

⚠ There's no light under the shed, so having a phone or flashlight will help you find your share after dark.

⚠ When it is icy, it is better if you follow the paved path next to the next neighboring house entrance (5020). The host will do their best to shovel/de-ice.

♥ If you have limited mobility to walk up steps and the grass slope is too snowy/icy/slippery, let the host know in advance and they can probably arrange to bring your share down to the sidewalk.

Description: The cooler is located on the porch, blocked from sight by a large rose bush. There are 4 steps up and a railing on only one side. Take care on the stairs as the side without a railing just drops off to the ground

Accessibility:

⚠ To get to the cooler, go up 4 steps.

Site description: This pick-up location is on a tiny street, right on the sidewalk.

Accessibility:

✓ No steps to navigate

✓ It's no problem to leave your car in the street for a minute while you grab your share.

⚠ The sidewalk on the block is narrow and sometimes blocked by trash or other items for wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers. The street itself is cobblestoned.

⚠ If there’s a lot of snow it’s often easier to leave car on Camac or Pine.

♥ The host is happy to coordinate with anyone who needs support getting their share out of the cooler if home (but has to staff a different pickup location for much of the pickup window so isn’t always available)

Public transit:

Bus:

23 bus @ Pine St stop (less than 1 block away)

40 bus @ 12th Street stop (1 block away)

32/27/4 buses @ Pine Street stop (1.5 blocks away)

42/21/9 buses on Walnut @ 12th Street stop (3 blocks away)

9/38/21/42 buses on Chestnut Street @ 12th Street stop (4 blocks away)

Many buses on Market Street @ 12th Street stop (5 blocks away)

Train:

Broad Street Line @ Lombard/South stop (2.5 blocks away)

Market-Frankford Line @ 13th Street stop (5 blocks away)

Site description: The cooler will be set up next to the steps on the sidewalk in front of the house.

Accessibility:

✓ Walkable

✓ There will be a light on when it's dark.

⚠ Parking is difficult, but it is a small street where sitting with your flashers on to grab your share will rarely block traffic.

Public transit:

Bus: 47, 64, 57, 29

Site description: It's a fairly typical Philadelphia row house marble stoop; there are four steps including the top where the cooler sits.

Accessibility:

✓ There is a fixture directly above the stoop which provides adequate light for reading the cooler label and instructions, and to see the contents.

✓ A person of average height could lean forward and reach the cooler without having to go up any steps.

♥ If this is problematic for anyone, the host could place the cooler on a small table in the crook of the stoop where it would be accessible by a person in a wheelchair. The host will most likely also be available to come out of the house and help anyone who needs it. Text if you need assistance.

⚠ If picking up by car, you can pull over three doors past the house, at the end of the block, and leave your hazard lights on.

Public transit:

Bus:

17 @ 19th & Fitzwater northbound; 20th & Fitzwater southbound

2 bus @ 16th & Fitzwater northbound; 17th & Fitzwater southbound

Site description: The cooler is next to the steps by the bench

Accessibility:

✓ Porch light will always be on

⚠ We're on a smaller one way street so you're usually OK for a minute if you park in the street with your hazards on and just grab it.

⚠ Sidewalk will be shoveled if there's snow. Since we're on a side street, it doesn't always get plowed so parking on 9th is usually the best bet

Site description: The house is on a one-way half street.

✓ Sidewalk will be shoveled if snow

⚠ Parking is limited on Reed and Dickinson. The best strategy would be to pull up in front of the house and Grab-N-Go.

Public transit:

Bus: 17, 2, 2

Train: Ellsworth/Federal stop on Broad Street Line