Cheryl Granger is a ball of energy and an outspoken cheerleader for Louisiana’s seafood industry. I first met Cheryl on the back carport of her home in Maurice, LA, where she sets up shop to sell the shrimp that her husband Al hauls in from Vermilion Bay. This is a carefully orchestrated operation that runs like clockwork: catch, contact, and collect.
Al fishes during the week on their boat the Miss Brittany G out of Intracoastal City and calls his wife with an update on the week’s catch. Cheryl posts the information as an update on the Louisiana Direct Seafood website so that folks will know when the catch is coming in. And then customers phone Cheryl for the size and price of the day’s catch. All that’s left is collecting the cash for an honest day’s work. It works. It works beautifully.
All along Louisiana’s coast, there are fishing families like the Granger’s that are making a living by bringing the bounty of our Gulf waters to the tables of cooks everywhere. I’ve long since advocated to “buy local,” and there is nothing more local than shaking the hand of the fisherman that caught your dinner.
Be sure to connect with Al and Cheryl and many more coastal Louisiana fishermen by accessing the Louisiana Direct Seafood website. It’s a free service, and it’s nice to know that you are helping to support the many fishing families that are the foundation of our Louisiana seafood industry.
Al and Cheryl Granger
9545 Placide Rd
Maurice LA 70555
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Lynn Lancon says
Great people with a great product. All products there are fresh and reasonably priced. Their peeled and deveined shrimp are the best; I should keep that a secret–my favorite!
So awesome the way you promote Louisiana and the fresh food it offers!
George Graham says
Wendella- Your warm comment goes to the heart of what Acadiana Table is all about. It is my honor to tell the stories of our food culture and the people who make it so extraordinary. All the best.
Gerry Savoy says
I tried to find Placide Road on Google and can’t find it. What are the prices for your shrimp and can you give me directions as to where is Placide Road?
George Graham says
Gerry- Finding that road is a little tricky; it is essential to call Cheryl by phone at 337-898-2368 ahead of your pick-up for products, prices, and directions.
Curley and Sarah Terro says
Some of the finest people we’ve ever known. Their peeled and deveined shrimp were delicious! Great seeing you guys again!