The Case of the Rising Crawfish Prices

The Case of the Rising Crawfish Prices

crawfish-season-2021If crawfish prices seem a little high to you this year, you’re not imagining it. “A little high?” says Josh Smith, co-owner of Lazy J Crawfish in New Braunfels. “Try a dollar fifty high.” Lazy J, which Smith runs with his brother Adam, supplies both restaurants and the public with live crawfish, and will soon serve boiled crawfish at a new food truck. The Smiths are currently pricing sacks of the squirming, freshwater crustaceans at $1.50 higher per pound than last year. Full, thirty-ish pound sacks that feed about ten people each (depending on your family’s appetite for mudbugs) are going for $3.75 per pound, and half sacks are slightly more expensive at $4 per pound. Similarly, Quality Seafood Market in Austin has raised prices…View Original Post

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