SacTown Talks

#39 - Michael Passmore

Episode Summary

Michael Passmore is the owner of Passmore Ranch, a premium freshwater, sustainable fish ranch in Sloughhouse, California. If you are eating fish or caviar at a nice sit-down in Sacramento, there is a good chance you got it from Michael. Join us as we talk about Michael's military service, how he dropped out of law school to work a raw piece of land off Jackson Highway, and discuss all things regarding food, travel, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and local Sacramento! One of my favorite talks so far!

Episode Notes

Michael Passmore is the owner of Passmore Ranch, a premium freshwater, sustainable fish ranch in Sloughhouse, California. If you are eating fish or caviar at a nice sit-down in Sacramento, there is a good chance you got it from Michael.

Join us as we talk about Michael's military service, how he dropped out of law school to work a raw piece of land off Jackson Highway, and discuss all things regarding food, travel, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and local Sacramento!

One of my favorite talks so far!

Shownotes

1:30 - What a difference a haircut makes (shout out to Anthony @Bottle & Barlow)

7:00 - Michael’s military service & a legacy of service in his family
10:30 - The scooter accident in Bali 

13:00 - Talking travel & upcoming trips

17:00 - The east coast

22:00 - How Michael got started 

38:00 - The trust barometer is down

41:00 - The system is rigged
45:00 - Passmore’s best practices for fish handling 

51:00 - Noodling 

58:00 - Fish feed & other aquaculture best practices

1:01:00 - California’s regulatory environment 

1:07:00 - Passmore’s Chef Chef. Have a chef cook for other chefs and see if he is a hero or a zero!

1:09:00 - Caviar club & creating relationships with consumers