Spend a couple of weeks in the tiny fishing town of Greenspond (population under 500) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland, and aside from spotting stray icebergs and passing whales, you’ll learn much about Newfoundland’s lobster traditions during lobster season, which runs mid-April until the end of July.
Buy lobsters fresh from the local fishermen, who’ve brought them straight from the Atlantic and will even come right to your door that day if they hear you are looking. Always set your table with a waterproof tablecloth and use the crackers and picks sold in many local home cookware shops. A shared bowl of hot melted butter is a must, and expect to send a few lobster shells flying across the room. Pay no mind, it happens to everyone.
We’re already anticipating next season.
Photos by Angela Fama.