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Market Price of a Bushell of Crabs

trips Apr 30, 2010 08:03 AM

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

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    hon RE: trips Apr 30, 2010 08:07 AM

    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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      trips RE: hon Apr 30, 2010 08:39 AM


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        Jason1 RE: trips Apr 30, 2010 08:53 AM

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

    2. Insidious Rex RE: trips Sep 10, 2010 09:01 AM

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

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        Pappy RE: Insidious Rex Sep 10, 2010 10:57 AM

        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

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        jeanmarieok RE: trips Sep 10, 2010 10:59 AM

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

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          cb1 RE: trips Sep 10, 2010 02:35 PM

          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. Insidious Rex RE: trips Sep 13, 2010 10:33 AM

            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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              dining with doc RE: Insidious Rex Sep 13, 2010 05:25 PM

              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

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                cappie RE: Insidious Rex Sep 13, 2010 11:23 PM

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

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                  Insidious Rex RE: cappie Sep 14, 2010 10:57 AM

                  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.

              2. Insidious Rex RE: trips May 8, 2012 07:46 AM

                Anyone buy a bushel yet this year?

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                  bmorecupcake RE: Insidious Rex May 8, 2012 02:38 PM

                  Ordered a dozen #2 males this past weekend for $20.

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                    RogInVA RE: bmorecupcake May 8, 2012 07:51 PM

                    I heard a report on the radio that the Bay's crab population is higher than it's been in fifteen years. Prices this summer, especially for small-to-medium (younger) crabs, are expected to drop accordingly. Yippee!

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