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  • Writer's pictureBecky Fifield

Maryland Material Culture: Bushel Basket

Quiz: What does a Marylander most often associate with a bushel basket?

Sure, you can put fruit or vegetables in it (pick-ur-own or picked up at the farmstead), but Marylanders most want to see this lined with newspaper and stuffed with steamed crabs, caked with Old Bay seasoning.

Here’s to summer time eating, whether you use a mallet or a knife to clear your claws.

Summer wonderful. Crabs. RL Fifield, 2012.

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