Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Seriously - cause I need some.
I've called a half dozen crab houses today to order a bushel of crabs for our family reunion on Saturday, and thanks to two things: (1) the Fourth of July, and (2) the storms in Texas, most places won't take orders or give pricing until at least Thursday, once the Fourth frenzy is over and they see what the shipments this week from the Gulf look like.
Apparently, the Chesapeake isn't up to full speed production yet, although I had no problem ordering some soft shells for Friday night, since those actually are in season now and reasonably plentiful.
Prices were all over the place for #1 Jimmy's. I found some which sound deceptively small for $175 a bushel, up to $245 - $260 a bushel. We shall see.......