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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

CONTACT: John Aydlett, seafood marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
252-331-4773, john.aydlett@ncagr.gov

Crawfish Day at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is June 21

WHAT:   The Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will host its annual Crawfish Day. The event, sponsored by the N.C. Crawfish Growers Association, 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 21
10 a.m. until crawfish runs out
WHERE:     Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax
Interstate 40, exit 208
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.triadfarmersmarket.com.

   

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