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Where can I still get Maine Shrimp?

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silver queen Mar 27, 2009 01:28 PM

Besides Maine, of course.

I just bought some at Whole Foods last week, but now both the Newton and Fresh Pond WF stores tells me the season is over. However, both Maine.gov and www.seacoastonline.com tell me the season officially runs until May 29,2009. If they're still catching them, I want to keep eating them! Anybody seeing them in the last few days?

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    sinned61 Mar 27, 2009 01:59 PM

    Bought some 2 hours ago at Market Basket in Reading, $5.99/lb. That seems high based on things I have read. Fried Maine Shrimp/French Fries/Cole Slaw is dinner tonight!

    1. galleygirl Mar 27, 2009 05:51 PM

      Saw them at Whole Foods Medford yesterday....

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        CookingGirl Mar 30, 2009 12:35 PM

        My local Whole Foods (Framingham) told me they were gone for the season, too, about 2 weeks ago. I saw them at the Ashland Market Basket this weekend for $5.99/lb.

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          justbeingpolite Mar 30, 2009 12:57 PM

          Saw 'em at Hannafords yesterday! Still at WF in Bedford.

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            hotoynoodle Mar 31, 2009 08:20 AM

            it could be a whole foods store decision that they are done buying them for the season, as the supply becomes increasingly more erratic.

          2. gourmandadventurer Mar 30, 2009 02:36 PM

            In case you feel like road tripping, I just saw this site today: http://www.portclydefreshcatch.com/

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              threedogs Mar 31, 2009 07:55 AM

              Thanks for posting that link, gourmandadventurer! Although I can't make it up there, it's great to read about anything that local fisheries are doing to keep in business.

              That would be a worthwhile destination for me, were I to plan for a day or overnight trip! (as I remember from years past, it's gorgeous up there, too.)

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