The Delcambre Market: Seafood, Produce, Homemade Goods

Wendell Verret – Monday, February 23, 2015

The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market started off its 2015 season in February. The market specializes in fresh seafood, in season, bought directly off the fishing boat. With its new facility completed in 2014, the Market grounds have boat docks that allow customers to line with with ice chests to purchase fresh seafood.

The winter months don’t allow for too many boats, but Thomas Hymel, of the LSU AgCenter and the Port’s Seafood Director, said once the season starts, most boats will sell out their fresh catch in a day. Last year, fishermen sold nearly 100,000 pounds of shrimp. With the aid of, the public was able to know when the shrimp boats would be in.
Shrimpers are not the only merchants featured at the market. The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market averages 50 plus vendors of all kinds selling fresh produce, homemade canned goods, arts and crafts. Booths are set up under the new Bayou Carlin Cove pavilion and local vendors have everything from freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade breads and hot sauces, to hand-crafted dolls and other artwork to sell. The large pavilion made it easy to find everything you were looking for in one spot and permits year round shopping in all kinds of weather.
Food concession vendors are also on hand serving up delicious hamburgers, crab cakes, smoked boudin and fried boudin balls, as well as new seafood items every month. There is live music by featured local bands and artists. Kids games, activities, and educational booths are on hand as well. Folks visit from all around Acadiana including Abbeville, New Iberia, Lafayette, and all throughout the eight parish Acadiana region.