Bairdi Crab Box
Southeast Alaska bairdi (snow) crab (glazed and frozen precooked clusters and legs) caught in pots by our trusted partners at Alaska Glacier Seafoods in Juneau, Alaska. Bairdi, sometimes marketed under the names snow, Tanner, or, in Canada, queen crab, is a prized crab harvested during Alaska’s cold winter months.
Bairdi have long legs packed full of tender, sweet meat high in vitamin B-12 — a beneficial nutrient in shellfish. We love the sweet, pronounced crab flavor of bairdi when steamed and paired with herby dipping sauces, stirred into chowders, soups, curries, or seafood stews, or even served in a lobster roll-style crab sandwich! You can also simmer bairdi shells into a rich, aromatic shellfish stock.
Orders placed by Wednesday at midnight will deliver for free the following week.
Bairdi Crab Box Contents
Orders placed by 9pm CT on Wednesdays ship the following week and are packed in environmentally responsible insulation, recyclable packaging, and dry ice.
The Bairdi Crab Box will be available until sold out.
Gifting Your Bairdi Crab Box
Be sure to use the recipient’s address when providing shipping information. Please note that order and delivery confirmation emails will be sent to the email address used to place the order. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to send notes directly to gift recipients at this time.
Accepted Forms of Payment
What is “the Freezer”?
Although we try our best to forecast exactly how much of a season’s harvest to purchase from our small-boat fishermen, the community supported fishery model has some natural variability to it. It’s both an art and a science to decide how much to buy and how to distribute the catch as evenly as possible among share members. More important and ultimately, species availability is dependent on the health of the fisheries themselves.
When we have a surplus of delicious premium quality seafood after the season’s 4- to 5-pound share boxes are packed, we “stock” the Freezer and make its bounty available to our members or folks who want to try before they buy shares.
We also have unique and seasonal opportunities to purchase additional seafood from our fishermen or trusted partners (but not necessarily enough for all the shares). When we do, we’ll add them to the Freezer for you to order.
Is this the same fish I get in the CSF?
Well, yes and no. The seafood in the Freezer is of the same premium quality from our fishermen or trusted partners. However, not all items in the Freezer will be available in monthly CSF shares and vice versa.
Can I just order one type of fish?
Sometimes we will offer single species boxes in the Freezer in addition to mixed species boxes. We are not currently customizing any of our Freezer boxes.
Do you offer discounts when I order more than one box?
Members enrolled in the 2021 CSF season will receive 10% off Freezer seafood boxes. This applies to ordering one or many. If you are not a member, we encourage you to become one, as access to special discounts and sales are another great membership perk!