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A Growing Boom in the Bulrushes

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Long a dish of Southern tables, bullfrog legs are becoming highly popular in metropolitan centers like New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, and North Carolina is highly suited to raising bullfrogs on a commercial scale. Large areas of marshland in the eastern part of the state, along with ponds statewide, are becoming home to frogs. As an example, Herbert E. Williams is busy collection bullfrogs to stock his ranch at Holly Ridge in Onslow County, North Carolina. With 10,000 frogs, Williams is ready for the leg market, and with the help of the staff of the Food Industries Section of the NC Department of Conservation and Development, they are hoping frog legs will be a thriving addition to the growing food processing industry in eastern North Carolina.