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Contact: William Small, seafood marketing supervisor
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(252) 331-4773

Ever-popular Crawfish Day returns Saturday to State Farmers Market

RALEIGH - 'Get 'em while they last' takes on new sense of urgency each year at the annual Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market. Crawfish Day is one of the most popular events at the market with the Cajun delicacy getting snapped up quickly each year by consumers.

The N.C. Crawfish Association's annual boil begins at 10 a.m. and runs until the crawfish sell out. Crawfish will be available for $4 per pound live or $5 per pound cooked with Cajun seasonings.

There is a five-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and a one-pound minimum for cooked crawfish. There is also a 40-pound limit per person and no pre-orders will be accepted. Crawfish lovers should arrive early to ensure availability.

Crawfish are grown in earthen ponds from the Piedmont to the coast. Last year, growers raised 36,000 pounds of crawfish.

The State Farmers Market is located at 1201 Agriculture St., off Exit 297 (Lake Wheeler Road) of Interstate 40. The market phone number is (919) 733-7417.

In addition to crawfish, shoppers can enjoy the vast array of locally grown fresh produce, bedding plants, shrubbery, garden supplies, cheeses, meats and wine available.



NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047