Green Crab Risotto Anyone? Feb 24

Our guest speaker for the February meeting of the Greater Newburyport Edible Garden Group is local food writer and blogger Heather Atwood, who will share her knowledge an about abundant and inexpensive local food, Green Crabs. Green Crabs are an invasive species that increasingly threaten shellfish beds from Cape Ann to Canada. Scientists have been studying the phenomenon and searching for way to control them. It turns out that Italians have been making delicious seafood dishes with a relative of this crab for years. Heather says, “We need to get these crabs into our stock pots,” and she will tell us how!

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th, 7 PM at the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, 43 Main Street, Amesbury (enter on the ATM/parking lot level).

The Edible Garden Group was formed by community members who are interested in getting together to learn and share information about sustainable food growing – veggies, fruits, nuts. The meetings are focused on building community resilience through increasing the availability of safe, nutritious, sustainably-grown local food. For more information contact Deb Carey at

By transitionnewburyport Posted in Local Food