Join us for the 16th annual Punkinfiddle Festival at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Learn how to handle and ID green crabs, grab a copy of our cookbook, or taste the delicious crab yourself.
Join us at this year’s Boston Local Food Festival, located on the Boston Greenway. Hosted by the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, the festival will feature a wide variety of local food vendors and activities. Swing by our booth to purchase a cookbook, check out our touch tank, and learn more about invasive green crabs.
Join ICE’s Director of Sustainability Bill Telepan for an evening of cooking with green crabs! The event will begin with a panel, featuring Greenpoint Fish & Lobster’s Vinny Milburn and Jonathan Pauker who’s studied green crab market development at the College of the Atlantic. Bill Telepan will then demonstrate how students and participants can shuck and prepare the crab while highlighting a variety of recipes.
Join us at this year’s Boston Seafood Festival, located on the historic Boston Fish Pier! In partnership with our project and Green Crab Nation, the festival will feature hard-shell and soft-shell green crab cooking demos. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit our booth to purchase a cookbook, check out our touch tank, and learn more about invasive green crabs.
Green Crab Week: Celebrating the Green Crab Harvest & Soft-Shell Season
Green Crab Week is a restaurant week completely dedicated to the green crab harvest and soft-shell season. Sponsored by Manomet, Green Crab R&D, and New Hampshire Sea Grant, this week-long event celebrates an emerging fishery. Taste innovative green crab dishes at New England and NYC restaurants and learn how to identify and prepare green crabs. Meet green crab fishermen and scientists working to develop the nation’s first soft-shell green crab industry. Green Crab Week is the first of its kind and an opportunity to try a local and innovative delicacy applauded by the New York Times, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, and Guardian.
Green Crabs Supplied By:
NYC: Jamie Bassett and Greenpoint Fish & Lobster
Mass: Jamie Bassett and Mike & Dina Furlong
NH: NH Sea Grant
Maine: Chris Jamison
Maine: Coast Bar and Bistro at The Daniel (Date Tbd)
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/2432854700129512/
Join Mary Parks (coauthor of The Green Crab Cookbook) to discuss the delicious side of one of Massachusetts’' most devastating invasive species.
For centuries, green crabs have been embedded within Venetian cuisine: served soft-shell or shucked for delicious caviar known as Masinette. Travel outside the Mediterranean and the crab has a very different reputation. This small crustacean has spread to nearly every continent on the globe and been hailed as one of the most destructive invasive species of all time.
Green crabs eat native shellfish species, outcompete local crabs, and destroy vital seagrass habitat when foraging for food. In turn, they threaten some of the world’s most valuable fisheries and vulnerable ecosystems. After discovering the crab had decimated New England soft-shell clam populations, conservationists began focusing on removal to mitigate their invasive impact. That’s when a group of scientists and activists from the US and Canada landed on a new idea: what if we ate the problem?
*This reading and discussion will include a free cooking demo & tasting of New England She-Crab Soup
Join filmmaker Nubar Alexanian at the Little Art Cinema for a screening of his newest film “Recipe for Disaster”, exploring the invasive green crab on the Great Marsh. The film will be followed by a Q&A and book signing joined by Mary Parks, coauthor of “The Green Crab Cookbook” and Executive Director of the Green Crab R&D Project.
Recipe for Disaster Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdyspEiA1O0
The Green Crab Cookbook: www.greencrab.org/cookbook
Join the NH Green Crab Project on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH for the 'Great Green Crab Hunt.' This event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public. Registration is suggested.
Learn More: https://seagrant.unh.edu/nh-green-crab-project