While you finish up leftovers from that Thanksgiving turkey, here’s something else to think about this time of year; oysters. Fat, juicy Chesapeake Bay oysters. Five years ago, if you had a Maryland oyster – it was most likely caught wild by a commercial waterman. Now, it’s increasingly likely those oysters are farm raised.
As part of our with WYPR in Baltimore , Virginia and Delmarva Public Radio and WESM – WYPR’s Joel McCord joins us this week to tell us that Maryland’s oyster aquaculture program has mushroomed since 2010. It still has a way to go to catch up with Virginia, but is well ahead of the one here in the First State – which hasn’t gotten off the ground.