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October 19, 2019Cart

Business

by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

LobsterCraft drops anchor

From left: Beverly Balaz, president, Fairfield Chamber of Commerce; First Selectman Mike Tetreau; Mike Harden, his wife Valerie, daughter Charlette, father Bill and mother Ann; Steve Baylis; and Edwin Garcia.

LobsterCraft, which has two full-service lobster-roll trucks offering seafood-on-wheels in Connecticut, New York and parts of Rhode Island, now has an outlet on a firm foundation at 1891 Post Road in Fairfield. A ribbon cutting marked the opening of the new location and also served as an opportunity for the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce to welcome LobsterCraft as a new member.

LobsterCraft was founded in 2012 by Capt. Mike Harden. He’s not only a licensed lobster fisherman, but a Coast Guard captain as well. In 2006, Harden bought his 38-foot lobster boat, the Jennifer Lynn. The boat was handmade in Maine and, we’re told, has no trouble with the varied weather and sea conditions encountered on the Long Island Sound.

Harden’s passion for the sound and ocean evolved into a business after friends asked if he could catch, cook and prepare lobster for them. 

After the ribbon cutting he said, “We are so happy to have found a place in the shoreline community of Fairfield, to serve our fresh-caught lobster, lobster rolls and other seafood items to local residents and those living in surrounding towns. I am overwhelmed at the response and welcome I have received, and everyone has been so helpful.”