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As oil threat creeps closer, a rush on seafood

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Margie Scheuermann, who has lived here for 78 years, went over her list as she waited in line Tuesday to buy local seafood at the Crescent City Farmers Market: a pair of soft-shell crabs, a pound of lump crab meat and five pounds of unpeeled white gulf shrimp. “This could all be gone next week,” she said. “And if we don’t get fresh seafood, what are we going to do? You can’t cook.” In good times and bad, New Orleans…

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