Straight from the Coast

Written By: Bre Humphries

IF YOU CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH this summer, let the fresh catch come to you with Tom’s Awesome Seafood.

When North Georgia native Tom Craton moved to a suburb of Savannah in 2009, he developed a relationship with local shrimpers and started bringing back coolers of fresh shrimp whenever he visited friends in Big Canoe. When he moved back for good, he simply couldn’t let the coastal connections go. Since then, Craton has developed relationships with fish mongers up and down the coast, and coordinates weekly deliveries of unique seafood to select spots in Fulton, Cobb, Cherokee, Pickens, Dawson and Forsyth counties.

Hook your catch by visiting his online market, which opens every Monday and Tuesday, and make your selections for delivery at the nearest drop site. The menu varies depending on what is fresh each week but may include jumbo scallops, blue point oysters, black cod and, of course, wild Georgia shrimp. Freshness is Craton’s top priority, and all his offerings are 100-percent guaranteed. tomsawesomeseafood.com

Seafood & Wine Festival

SPEAKING OF SEAFOOD, you won’t want to miss the celebration as North Georgia Highlands Seafood Festival returns Aug. 28 to 30 at Mayors Park in Young Harris. Grab a drink at the Beer & Wine garden and raise a toast to the coast as you enjoy live music, lawn games, arts and craft booths, and—what else?—all the seafood you can eat. Expect snow crab, lobster tail, conch fritters, Georgia white shrimp, chargrilled oysters and more, plus treats like Mountain Kettle Korn and My Pop Pop’s Nuts. northgeorgiahighlandsseafoodfestival.com

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