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Seafood Savvy

July 15, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fourth Seafood Savvy, a new series of quarterly educational events focusing on all aspects of Gulf seafood, will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Windmill Market in downtown Fairhope, Alabama.

Seafood Savvy brings consumers together with the scientists, fishermen, processors and chefs who are experts about a particular species of Gulf seafood for a fun and informative evening. Each quarterly event focuses on a different species, with this installment focusing on locally caught Shrimp!

The event will be free to the public in the hopes that anyone interested in learning more can attend and come away with a new appreciation and understanding of the bounty of our local waters.

Seafood can often be difficult to source, intimidating to prepare and challenging to catch. Seafood Savvy will demystify local aquatic creatures, one at a time! Our fourth event will feature an overview of the ins and outs of the Shrimp species by Marine Biologist Dr. Bill Walton of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, followed by a look at the shrimper's perspective with Rosa Zirlott of the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama. Beth Walton of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium will discuss ways to help connect consumers with local fishermen, farmers and restaurants. Following this, Chef Chris Ranicheck of The Noble South in Mobile will show the guests his favorite ways to prepare Shrimp, and guests will have the opportunity to try his delicious dishes for themselves.

Seafood Savvy is organized and sponsored by the Windmill Market, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission and Missississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Additional support for this event is provided by The Noble South and Organized Seafood Association of Alabama.

Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres provided by Sweet Olive Bakery & Café
Cash bar: beer and wine

Location: Windmill Market, 85 N Bancroft St, downtown Fairhope

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