The Hongze Lake mitten crabs have crawled into the market and sold well throughout the country amid the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays.
A store run by Dong Jiyou known for selling mitten crabs farmed in Hongze Lake received clients who drove from Lianyungang City in the early morning.
Dong, who has been in the business for more than 20 years, has established long-term and stable cooperation with customers in more than 30 provinces and cities including Liaoning, Beijing, Shanghai and Zhejiang. With just one phone call, Dong will deliver the lake's signature crabs on time, and in accordance with the customer's specific requirements.
With the natural ecological advantages of Hongze Lake, the CPC Hongze District Committee and the district's government have provided strong support to the farming of mitten crabs in recent years.
After years of development, Hongze Lake mitten crabs have won honorary titles such as "China's Top Ten Famous Crabs", "Chinese Brands with Geographical Indications" and "Chinese Famous Brands", and risen to be a high-end product in China due to branding efforts. The mitten crab has bolstered Hongze Lake's reputation and also boosted the income of local farmers.