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Oct 9, 2008 10:37 AM

Lobster FYI for South Shore Hounds

Don't know how much longer the Saturday Farmers' Market in Hingham is running, but if you want really good, fresh, and inexpensive lobster, you've got to get yourself there. One stand (sorry, don't have the name to hand, but will get it and post later) sells lobsters off the back of a pickup. Culls are $4.50/lb. and mediums are $5.50 or $6.00/lb. They occasionally have selects, but they're usually gone by the time I get there. The culls are fine, and I don't think you can beat the price.

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  1. Wholesale lobster price is the lowest in two decades but I haven't seen any restaurant specials anywhere. There's an article in the Boston Globe today stating the price may go down to $2 bucks a pound. It's already down to $2.60/lb in certain areas in Maine.

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    1. re: joebloe

      They were $3.99/lb even as far south as Kittery/York last weekend.

    2. Hook's has similar prices for culls and smaller lobsters. Not sure about selects,

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      1. re: 9lives

        I bought lobsters at Market Basket in Woburn yesterday for $3.99 a pound. They were on special yesterday morning. Normally they are $4.99 a pound. The lobsters were a little over a pound each. Some were soft shell and some were hard shell. I boiled them and had them with melted butter. The lower prices are great for the consumers but not great for the lobstermen.

      2. Where is the farmer's market in Hingham? By the boat ramp?

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        1. re: mkel34


          It's inthe parking lot next to the park with the gazebo on 3A.

        2. It's Lane's Lobsters, I think, and they're based in Cohasset. And they're the folks who catch the lobsters, so the critters are fresh and direct from the lobsterman.

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          1. re: keencook1

            Hi keen,

            Any more info on Lane's would be helpful. thanks.