More than corn in Indiana: There's also shrimp

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
15 September 2006, at 1:00am

INDIANA - Tim Connor grows his own shrimp. In his Indiana backyard. You can have some of it, too, if you visit Connor's third annual shrimp fiesta from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at his house at 6349 N. Baltimore Road, Monrovia. There, he'll drain his 6-foot-deep pond on about three-quarters of an acre of his property as an expected crowd of about 300 to 400 look on. "You get to watch the shrimp kind of flop around in the water," Connor said. "A lot of people have never seen live shrimp." Once drained, he'll scoop out the shrimp -- actually, they're Malaysian prawns -- and dunk them in an ice-water bath to kill them. Then he'll sell them for $8 a pound. Last year, Connor pulled out about 350 pounds. Source: IndyStar