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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

CONTACT: John Aydlett, seafood marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division

252-331-4773, john.aydlett@ncagr.gov

State Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 7

WHAT:

The State Farmers Market will host its annual Crawfish Day, sponsored by the N.C. Crawfish Growers Association. The event is one of the few times visitors can enjoy fresh N.C. crawfish at the market.

Crawfish will be sold for $6 per pound live or $7 per pound cooked with Cajun seasoning. There is a 5-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and a 1-pound minimum for cooked crawfish. There also is a 25-pound limit per person, and no pre-orders will be accepted.

WHEN:

Saturday, June 7
10 a.m. until crawfish runs out

WHERE:

State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh
Interstate 40, exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road

MORE INFO:

Crawfish are raised in earthen ponds from the Piedmont to the coast. The N.C. season runs from the end of May to mid-July. Last year, state crawfish growers raised about 5,200 pounds of crawfish.

More information on Crawfish Day and other events at the market can be found at www.statefarmersmarket.org.

-pmj-1

 

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