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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

CONTACT: John Aydlett, seafood marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
252-331-4773

Crawfish Day returns to Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
Saturday, June 23

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Crawfish Association will host its popular Crawfish Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Saturday, June 23. The event offers live and cooked versions of the Cajun delicacy.

The crawfish boil starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until all crawfish are sold.

“Crawfish lovers eagerly await this event each year,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Plan to get to the market early to ensure availability.”

Crawfish will be available for $6 per pound live or $7 per pound cooked with Cajun seasonings. There is a 5-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and a pound minimum for cooked crawfish. There also is a 25-pound limit per person and no preorders will be accepted.

Crawfish are grown in earthen ponds from the Piedmont to the coast. Last year, N.C. growers raised more than 10,000 pounds of crawfish.

In addition to crawfish, visitors can enjoy a variety of locally grown produce, bedding plants, shrubbery, garden supplies, cheeses, meats and wine.

The market is located in Colfax at 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, off Interstate 40 at Exit 208. For more information, contact the market at 336-605-9157.

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