More than corn in Indiana: There's also shrimp

by 5m Editor
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&#39;s third annual shrimp fiesta from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at his house at 6349 N. Baltimore Road, Monrovia. There, he&#39;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. &quot;You get to watch the shrimp kind of flop around in the water,&quot; Connor said. &quot;A lot of people have never seen live shrimp.&quot; Once drained, he&#39;ll scoop out the shrimp -- actually, they&#39;re Malaysian prawns -- and dunk them in an ice-water bath to kill them. Then he&#39;ll sell them for $8 a pound. Last year, Connor pulled out about 350 pounds. <i>Source: IndyStar</i>

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