Rare Blue Lobster
Rare Blue Lobster Spotted at United Farmers Market of Maine
[BELFAST, ME, August 30, 2018] There is something unusual in Captain Sadie’s lobster tank at the United Farmers Market of Maine located at 18 Spring Street in Belfast. It seems the ocean has again produced an example of the elusive blue crustacean this summer. Captain Sadie Samuels, aboard her boat Must Be Nice, pulled this specimen from the waters off the Rockland coast and knew immediately she had something special. The lobster’s weight is estimated at one and a quarter pounds, is likely ten years old and will continue to reside in the Must Be Nice Company’s lobster tank.
Blue lobsters are a result of a genetic mutation which causes excess production of a certain protein. The odds of a blue colored lobster are roughly estimated to be one in two million.
Captain Sadie has been commercially fishing since she was seven and owned her first boat Miss Understood at fourteen. She has been going strong ever since. Even attending college in California didn’t deter her, she would return to Maine every summer to fish.
When asked what she likes best about the United Farmers Market of Maine, she replied, “Definitely the people. I often work alone, and I enjoy coming to the market to meet with and talk with everyone who comes in. “
Paul Naron, founder and owner of United Farmers Market of Maine, noted, “The United Farmers Market of Maine is here to support the growth and exposure of local food producers and artisans like Must Be Nice. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share in everyone’s stories and successes.”
The public is invited to visit Captain Sadie and her lobsters (blue included) on Saturdays 9am-2pm at the United Farmers Market of Maine, where she serves up conversation, lobster rolls and oysters. Folks can also enjoy prepared food, fresh produce, baked goods, artisan creations and other locally made products provided by over 65 vendors in the large indoor venue.
United Farmers Market of Maine is a first-class farmers and artisans market overlooking the Penobscot Bay at 18 Spring Street, Belfast, Maine. The Market operates indoors, every Saturday, year-round