Seafood lovers unite in reeling in some fresh N.C. seafood at the State Farmers Market during Seafood Day on Friday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The annual event features free shrimp samples, fileting demonstrations, a fish toss and informative displays about the state’s seafood industry.
“Whether it’s fresh-caught or farm-raised, North Carolina seafood is readily available for consumers to enjoy and worth nearly $130 million to the state’s economy,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Seafood Day is a great way to experience the freshness from North Carolina waters firsthand.”
During the event, visitors can enjoy free samples of N.C. shrimp while supplies last. They also can learn how to properly filet fish and shuck oysters from the fishmongers at Locals Seafood, one of my favorite places to buy fresh NC seafood as I previously shared here.
Children can take part in a “mullet” toss competition for prizes. There also will be educational displays from N.C. Catch, Got to Be NC Seafood and the N.C. Aquaculture Association. In addition, Locals Seafood and the N.C. Seafood Restaurant will offer specials for attendees.
About the State Farmers Market
The State Farmers Market is open year-round offering a variety of seasonal agricultural products. Late-summer and early-fall produce is now available, including tomatoes, corn, apples and muscadine grapes. Shoppers also can find locally raised meats and seafood, wines and specialty products, as well as plants and shrubs for fall plantings. The market is also home to the State Farmers Market Restaurant, N.C. Seafood Restaurant and Market Grill.
The market is located at 1201 Agriculture St. More information about upcoming special events at the market is available at www.statefarmersmarket.org.
We here at SobeSavvy.com are “seafoodies” and plan to check out the “feast-ivities”. Be sure to follow the #soNCsavvy fun at Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SobeSavvy Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/SobeSavvy Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/SobeSavvy Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/soBEsavvy Snapchat/sobesavvy
*Savvy Tip: Here is a coupon to use at NC Seafood. Perfect for lunch!
Here is my photo slideshow recap of the event..Enjoy!
Photo credit: http://www.ncagr.gov/