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where to buy softshells

i have been calling my usual baltimore seafood haunts to find out if they are selling fresh softshells, but they only have frozen. do i really need to take a ride to the docks to get them? anyone see some out there yet this year?

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  1. My friends parents bought some nice live ones at the Farmers Market under the JFX last weekend, $5/piece.

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    1. re: bmore_flavor

      awesome. i will be there to pick up a half dozen this weekend. thanks for the info.

    2. I saw 'em at Belevedere Square about 2 weekends ago also.

      1. What about cross street market?

        1. Just saw some today at Wegmans in Hunt Valley for the first time today. I'm not sure if its a seasonal thing or a limited time, but they did have them today when i was browsing the seafood department.

          1. Lexington Market.....sometimes.
            Wegmans....sometimes...
            you need to call in advance.

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            1. re: michael4ny

              They had them last week at the Dupont CIrcle farmers market.

            2. Balducci's in Old Town had some a couple of weeks ago. You might want to call the Balducci's closest to you.

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              1. re: EatOrGoToYourRoom

                I saw a few today at the Bethesda Balducci on Old Georgetown Road.

              2. Call up Tako Seafood in Lutherville. I was there the other day and saw they had some fresh ones.