It looks like there’s no need to go changing the name of next week’s celebration to Bruin Burger Fest, thanks to the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. The group will be providing local Kodiak Tanner crab for at least one event during Kodiak Crab Festival.
Kelly Harrell, the group’s executive director says in an over the weekend that AMCC will have Tanner crab at the tasting event featuring local seafoods and wild-harvested edibles of other kinds on May 25th – the Saturday of Crab Fest.
Organizers have wondered for months about who might step up and offer crab for sale at the event after Saint Mary’s School said it could no longer do so. The school offered fresh crab legs and crab meat sandwiches for sale as a fundraiser for years.
On May 24th, Chef Rob Kinneen and local wild foods expert Gayla Pedersen will lead a field trip to Gibson Cove where local greens will be collected for use the next day. That’s when Kinneen will give a cooking demonstration and wild foods tasting at the Koniag Building on Near Island.
Harrell said AMCC wants to help fill the void of crab at Crab Fest in some way this year, and maybe even more next year.
AMCC Bring Crab Back to the Fest