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Apr 30, 2010 08:03 AM

Market Price of a Bushell of Crabs

Does anyone know the current market price of a bushell of crabs?

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  1. it fluctuates since it's "market price" and also depends on what size you want, I would call Franks and see what they have them for:

    also, Conrads Crabs

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      1. re: trips

        Buy them soon...I'm starting to get a bad feeling about prices this summer.

    1. So whats the price range for Maine Ave. prices about now? Anybody bought recently? Might get large depending on prices.

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      1. re: Insidious Rex

        I saw this yesterday...A dozen steamed extra-large blue crabs ($85) at Bethesda Crab House

        Bethesda Crab House
        4958 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

      2. In Richmond VA the price for a bushel was $145 last week.

        1. This is a great time of year for crabs....most people forget about crabs after Labor Day...but that's when they really get good. Not sure on market prices, but we've been pulling out nice large ones from the crab pots. Prices in the late summer/early fall drop as the demand drops...which is good for us crab lovers.

          1. So for those interested, wound up getting a stuffed "mixed" bushel of mediums and larges for $75. Not too bad and definitely coulda been worse. Was told during labor day in Annapolis people were buying bushels for $300... I just dont understand why anyone would ever do that...

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            1. re: Insidious Rex

              supply and demand
              on labor day demand is high
              after labor day demand goes down, prices go down, size and weight increase. Best time for chesapeake crabs are October

              1. re: Insidious Rex

                Where might you have found an overstuffed bushel for that price?

                1. re: cappie

                  I got it down on the docks on Maine Ave. At "Captain White Seafood City" to be exact although you can probably match the price at any of the 4 or 5 vendors down there that sell crabs.