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Crowds Enjoy Delcambre Market

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That's a wrap for the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market, which held their last event of the season Saturday. And for the last event, they sure did pull in the crowds and vendors.

Sunny skies along the river created the perfect backdrop for the market. And now with 85 vendors, the project has come a long way from the 25 back in March. Organizer Wendell Verret says they've always been realistic throughout the planning process.

"We thought we'd have as good of a turn out as we have, so we're very pleased," said Verret. "I think this is our expectation-what we see today."

But for those who came for the anticipated fresh off-the-boat shrimp Delcambre is known for—they left empty handed. Apparently Mother Nature had other plans.

The boats are just not catching fresh shrimp right now," said Cheryl Granger, owner of Granger's Seafood in Maurice. "We really expected to have some here. Our boats been out a couple of days but came in yesterday very light."

Luckily, Granger brought their fresh frozen shrimp to sell. She says the cool weather this spring put a damper on the catch. But despite the snag, officials gave their stamp of approval to the future of the market—a big boost for the local vendors.

"They have all said that their business jumped tremendously because they make those contacts, people know they're here and it's been very good for their business," said Verret.

And one of those vendors is still in high school and has been running a business for three years. Brandon Alleman's duct-tape creations have been selling like crazy, which is a good indication he'll be sticking around.

"I decided to come out here and it's such a different experience, getting to talk to customers because when you're online you don't get to do that," said Alleman. "So, it's really a great thing at market."

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