August 3, 2023Celebrate National Oyster Week!
It’s National Oyster Week and we want to make you aware of the positive impact Virginia’s oysters have in the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia’s tributaries. Oysters are naturally high in essential vitamins and minerals like Iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, E, and C, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B-12. Oysters are not only good for you they are also a valuable part of the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem. Each adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day. Oysters are the most rapidly developing sector of Virginia’s Shellfish Aquaculture Industry. Virginia leads the East Coast in oyster production so fresh and local Virginia oysters are available year-round. Go to our website virginiaoysters.org to find more info and retailers near you.