January in San Joaquin means one thing; CRAB FEEDS!
Crab feeds are a somewhat regional offering here in Northern California as access to the coast assures the freshest seasonal crab. Crabbing season generally starts in November and runs through mid-March and you can bet just about every weekend in between there is at least one crab feed in your area. Baseball teams, youth groups and non-profits of all kinds host crab feeds as a great way to raise money and bring new people into their organization. Tickets range from $50-$75 and usually include all-you-can-eat bread, pasta, salad and crab. Marinated crab remains a popular choice, but you’ll find plenty of professional crab-feeders arrive with their own crab crackers, butter warmers and garlic! Expect a cash bar option, raffle and silent auction opportunities and other activities like bingo or dancing. To find a crab feed near you, check the website of your favorite charities or search eventbrite.