The 2007 crawfish season is finally showing lower prices. The spillway crawfish are finally coming into their own and giving relief to pricing set by the pond crawfish farmers. As of this writing, the Crawfish Co. Of Central Fla., Inc. is selling 40-lbs for $1.80 per lb. plus $50.00 for aircargo and $10.00 for handling and packaging for a total of $132.00 Airport to Airport. That breaks down to a total cost of $3.30 per lb. These prices will continue to go down as we get into April and May.
When shopping for the best price for crawfish, remember to find out what the shipping and handling is and make your decision with the total costs. Also, the best advertisement for any business is word of mouth. Talk to your friends that have ordered from different companies and get their opinion on the quality of the crawfish, the customer service, the followup on keeping you informed on the status of your shipment and the assistance that they give you in helping you to have the best crawfish boil in your neighborhood. These all matter and can make a huge difference in the experience that you have when hosting a crawfish boil for the first time.
Remember to avoid planning a crawfish boil for Easter or Mothers Day. The fisherman always spike the prices during these holidays. And I didn’t think a crawfish was capable of knowing when holidays were.
Folks, on that note, please enjoy this crawfish season and party on!
Rick Boyd – GM