Vermilion Bay Sweet—One Step Away From The Boat08-Nov-2013
|Vermilion Bay Sweet delivers premium, frozen seafood—from local waters and local fishermen—that is one step away from the boat. Owned by the Port of Delcambre as a signature brand of the Delcambre Direct Seafood program, VBS products include shrimp of various sizes and black drum, with catfish and crab packages soon to follow.
What makes our seafood such a great catch?
The Vermilion Bay Sweet story began with partnerships between business, industry, fishermen and Louisiana State University to keep local commercial fishing alive—particularly in the off-season. Originally a demonstration project with premium, hand-peeled jumbo shrimp, the brand was created to show the demand for a gourmet shrimp product that adhered to the highest quality standards in processing.
Originally developed as a premium, hand-peeled jumbo shrimp package, the brand’s immediate success spawned the ‘gumbo’ shrimp size pack and has led to the development of fish and crab products. We are the FIRST product to carry the Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood label.
Vermilion Bay Sweet is a project of the Delcambre Direct Seafood program, intended to fill the off-season gap with a fresh-frozen product. Created by the Twin Parish Port Commission, in partnership with LSU Ag Center and Louisiana Sea Grant, Delcambre Direct Seafood is part of the statewide Louisiana Direct Seafood initiative. It provides an online marketplace for consumers to connect directly with local fishermen to purchase fresh, wild-caught seafood.
List of Local Retailers:
Now at Rouses, Lafayette & Youngsville
Shawn's Cajun Meats Too
The Best Stop
Don's Specialty Meats
Hebert's Specialty Meats
Larry's Food Store
Sammy's Country Store
South End Grocery
Our suppliers work hard to keep Vermilion Bay Sweet in stock; though we suggest you call first to be sure. The gumbo pack can be ordered at CajunGrocer.com.