FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
William Small, seafood marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
Crawfish Day at State Farmers Market to be held June 5
RALEIGH -- Crawfish lovers need to mark their calendars for Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m. for the annual Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market.
The sale will be held under a large tent near the front of the market. Live crawfish will be on sale for $5 per pound, with a 5-pound minimum purchase and a 40-pound maximum purchase per person. Cooked crawfish will be on sale for $6 per pound.
“This is always one of the most eagerly anticipated events held at the market,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Growers expect to have more than 1,000 pounds of North Carolina crawfish available for sale, but shoppers are still encouraged to come early to ensure availability."
Crawfish Day is sponsored by the N.C. Crawfish Growers Association. In 2009, N.C. growers raised more than 10,000 pounds of crawfish in ponds from the Piedmont to the coast.
In addition to crawfish, shoppers can enjoy the large variety of locally grown, fresh produce, bedding plants, shrubbery, garden supplies, cheeses, meats and wines available at the market. The State Farmers Market is located off Lake Wheeler Road at Exit 297 off Interstate 40.
More information on Crawfish Day and other offerings at the State Farmers Market can be found at www.ncagr.gov/markets or by calling (919) 733-7417.