Wow, an absolutely astonishing and deeply appreciated Wow, on your and the public’s, support with demand for live crab.
You’ve really spoken a resounding blow to the cartels attempts to feed you frozen crab.
In reality the crab speak for themselves and we all know that a freshly cooked crab is unbeatable..
So, this season so far from my point of view.
We got all our gear in the ocean before the opener. It was not issue free and we really only had one true day of crab retrieval, Thursday. It was that 3rd time lucky deal.
We’ve had to push for that scenario before, we generally get there.
This website I had set up back in about 2016 was with the spurt of thought for online sales.
I have honestly not had to really go past my texting and you will note I started some emails with salmon last year. With our delayed start I had time to learn the admin side of this web page. I also learned enough on Mailchimp to notify you all of incoming fresh catch.
My phone has bee full on with texts and emails. I’m overly grateful with the response I’ve had. I also had the “be careful what you ask for” scenario
The opener was highly unique. We fought for our justice on a fair price then hit the water,
Lo and behold the crab are not there this year.
Boom the next day the suppliers price doubles.
Brain fart me earlier sent you an email on a fair price mark up from original numbers.
I pull back into harbor with the realization the season is going to be slow and a grind.
I also see every other boat is $2 above my price and the demand through the roof.
It’s all good. As you are aware I explained my predicament to you all. Your tips were generous and covered my crew feeling they had a dumb skipper.
Our future with orders.
Currently demand can not meet supply. It’s not wow we for us, as our usual harvest far outweighs this scenario. 2008 was the last time we had a season similar to this.
I’ll need to be very careful with orders here. Over ordering is a foolish exercise and I know the efforts you go through to get to the harbor.
I’ll leave this current blog here. I’m in the bath planning my next move after a tumultuous start to this season.
Once again. Thank you all. By your demand for the freshest crab you have given us a stronger voice in the marketing battles we must face.