Local shrimp farm owners purchase 30 foot shrimp boat
COATESVILLE -- It has arrived. Indiana's first and only shrimp boat reached Eddy-Lynn Shrimp Farm Wednesday morning.
American Boat Haulers, Florida, brought the 30-foot Gulf shrimp boat to the farm owned by Keith and Katrina Henderson from Panama City, Fla.
The Eddy-Lynn Shrimp Farm sits on approximately 30 acres in Coatesville. The Hendersons began with one pond on their farm and are now up to five ponds -- three for shrimp, one for catfish and one for the shrimp boat.
The lake the shrimp boat will call home is still under construction. The Hendersons are hopeful to have it finished by harvest time, which is the weekend of Labor Day. As for the boat, it will still be on dry land during this year's harvest.
"The outriggers and netting will be in place on the boat by harvest time," said Keith.
This is the third year Eddy-Lynn Shrimp Farm has built a pond for freshwater shrimp or "prawns." With an increase in ponds, the 2009 harvest season will be a weekend event instead of one day to allow some shrimp to be bagged and available upon request.
Join Keith and Katrina at their farm for a day of relaxation, information, fun and lots of food during Labor Day weekend. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and coolers with ice to enjoy a new experience.
There will be shrimp for sale at $9 per pound and $5 per pound for crawfish, but a price has not been set for catfish.
As with any other fresh shrimp, there are many options in preparing these tasty darlings. They can be broiled, boiled, fried, grilled, baked, etc. Cleaning and peeling can be done prior to or after cooking.
For some yummy recipes, check out Eddy-Lynn's Web site at www.shrimpfarminginindiana.com and click on services page.
The Eddy-Lynn Shrimp Farm is located at 446 S CR 900E. To preorder shrimp, call 765-386-7496.