The first Saturday of the month, down on the waterfront in Delcambre, Louisiana, finds this quiet stretch of water buzzing with the activity of a farmers’ market in full swing. For this farmers’ market is a little different from what we are typically familiar with. Alongside the corn, mirliton and okra vendors, the hot sauce man and the preserves lady, there’s another draw, which brings people in from as far away as Alabama. Shrimp boats, such as the FB Lil’ Man tie up to the dock here with a line of eager patrons, giant wheelie coolers in tow, camped out waiting for their arrival.
FDA beefs up regulation of imported seafood after Cassidy inquiry
November 13, 2015
After U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) questioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of imported seafood in August, in response to studies indicating high amounts of bacteria or antibiotic residue in imported seafood, the FDA responded on Tuesday
Lafitte shrimpers fighting to stay afloat
September 21, 2015
South Louisiana is known for amazing food, and people even travel to New Orleans from all over just for the food.
One of their favorites is shrimp. An estimated 70 percent of the shrimp that supplies the New Orleans market comes from Lafitte, but shrimpers say they are finding it harder than ever to continue their trade.