Host Daniel Geneen learns about growing, harvesting, and eating crawfish from Louisiana farmer Mike Frugé
About 40 years ago, rice farmers like Mike Frugé of Frugé Aquafarms and Cajun Crawfish figured out that the two year growing cycle of crawfish synced perfectly with the two year cycle of the rice crop. Now, rice fields are seeded with baby crawfish every other year, creating a new source of food and income for farmers. Host Daniel Geneen visited the farm in Louisiana to see how over a million crawfish are harvested each year.
“If you just came out into this field when we first planted it and just dumped crawfish out here with no cover, the birds would get them all in a matter of hours, or the heat would get them,” explains Frugé, as he and Geneen wade into the flooded rice fields, where tall grass covers the crawfish swimming in … Read more