Oyster Pop-up Shops

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CBF is proud to partner with local oyster farms to connect our members with convenient opportunities to buy oysters in a socially-distant manner. We’re pleased to help support fellow Chesapeake Oyster Alliance partners through these Oyster Pop-ups. These times and locations are for pickup of pre-ordered oysters only. Orders must be placed by deadlines listed.

More dates to come!

Can't make these pick-up times or interested in getting oysters delivered to your home? See our list of local oyster farms providing direct-to-customer services

Learn more about our goal to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay by 2025: http://www.chesapeakeoysteralliance.org/

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VIRGINIA OYSTER POP-UPS

Gloucester Point

Pop-up Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
*Orders must be placed by Wednesday, July 8, at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Gloucester Point Boat Ramp (see map) Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Time: 6-8:00 p.m. 
Oyster Farm: Chessie Seafood
Pricing: $7 per dozen oysters
How to Order: Email Tommy Leggett at chessie_shellfish@hotmail.com

Eastern Shore

Pop-up Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020
*Orders mut be placed by Friday, July 10 by 9:00 a.m.

Location: Barrier Islands Center (BICs), 7295 Young Street, Machipongo, VA 23405
Time: 9-11:00 a.m.
Oyster Farm: Full Measure Oyster Farm

Pricing:

  • $10 per dozen oysters
  • $20 for two dozen oysters
  • $40 for 50 oysters
  • $60 for 100 oysters

How to Order: Email Devin Smith of Full Measure Oyster Farm at devinsmith2387@gmail.com

MARYLAND OYSTER POP-UPS*

Annapolis

Pop-up Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
*Orders must be placed by Tuesday, July 14, by midnight
Location:
CBF Phillip Merrill Center, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
Oyster Farm: Harris Creek Oyster Company

Pricing & How to Order: To order or ask any questions, email Alex at alex@harriscreekoyster.com

  • “Fewer than 50 oysters, price is $1/oyster.
  • “50+ oysters price is $0.85/oyster.
  • “100+ oysters price is $0.75/oyster.


*More dates to come!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OYSTER POP-UPS

For Pick Up

  • You must pre-order oysters!
  • Bring a cooler with gel packs (preferable) or ice!
  • We are using contact-less curbside procedures: wear a mask; you will be asked to open your trunk and cooler (with ice!) and oyster farm staff will drop your oysters in your cooler.

How to Care for Your Oysters

How to properly store oysters: Place immediately in fridge and cover with a damp towel. Do not allow to sit in standing water. Avoid rough handling prior to shucking. They’ll stay optimally fresh for raw consumption for 7-10 days from harvest and up to two weeks if cooked.

How to properly shuck oysters: Use a knife (preferably an oyster shucking knife) to shuck from the hinge or the bill. See below for video tutorials. You can also use heat (oven, grill, microwave even) to get them to pop open and then cut the meat free.

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