Skipper Otto is Now Available in Victoria!

Sonia - March 22, 2019

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We are thrilled to announce that Skipper Otto memberships are now available in Victoria, BC

Folks in Victoria interested in becoming members will now be able to pick up their orders at the Red Barn Market at 751 Vanalman Rd.

One of the things I find most inspiring about my work at Skipper Otto is our community of people who band together to make amazing things happen! There’s a growing wait list of folks in Victoria who’ve been eager to get Skipper Otto seafood in their city. I told them that, as with all our locations, we simply needed to meet a values-aligned store willing to become our Community Partner. Then, we’d be able to provide amazing seafood to families in Victoria. And, once again, our community came through with an introduction to the fantastic folk at Red Barn Markets! Peter and Russ were delighted to learn about Skipper Otto and eager to help people in Victoria connect directly to BC fishing families through our unique program.

Skipper Otto is a seafood subscription service that lets seafood-loving home-cooks across Canada buy their seafood directly from BC fishing families. Members pre-purchase a share of the catch before the start of the fishing season and collect their orders at one of over 30 pick-up locations across Canada (now including Victoria!). If you live in the Victoria area, this is the perfect time to join Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery. Use coupon code Victoria2019 to get $10 off your membership and start picking up your seafood orders at the Red Barn Market as early as the end of April!

Want to know more about Skipper Otto’s values and how our membership works? Learn more here and please let us know if you have any questions by connecting with us on Facebook or emailing [email protected]!

Now, to be completely honest, one of the reasons we’re so excited about our partnership with the Red Barn Market is their bacon! It’s famous on Vancouver Island and well worth the ferry trip over if you haven’t yet tried it!

To celebrate our new partnership, we’re sharing a recipe from one of our member’s that combines our favourite Skipper Otto Salmon with Red Barn’s famous bacon, fresh basil and sourdough crust.

Check out Christine’s delicious recipe below and make sure to add salmon to your next Skipper Otto order so you can try this at home!

Christine’s Salmon with Basil, Bacon & Sourdough Crust

This is a recipe submitted by on of our members, Christine McConkey.


  • 4 x 175 gm Skipper Otto salmon fillets or whole side
  • 1/2 c sourdough bread crumbs
  • 2 tbs chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 slices bacon chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients (except the salmon!) in a bowl. Spoon mixture on top of salmon and press down. Cook salmon at 450° on the middle oven rack for 5 minutes, then move to top rack for an additional 5-8 minutes.

Serve with new potatoes and green beans.

Sonia - March 22, 2019

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Skipper Otto is Now Available in Victoria!

Sonia - March 22, 2019

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