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Enjoy the many flavors and benefits of Virginia oysters on #NationalOysterDay

Sauce is poured over steamed oysters

Celebrate #NationalOysterDay by reaching for Virginia oysters! From briny to mild, VA oysters are grown across 8 different regions in the Chesapeake Bay and represent a range of flavors to satisfy every palate. 

Virginia’s oyster industry is the largest on the East Coast, but these filter-feeders found around our coastlines do more than provide nourishment as seafood—they are very good at cleaning the water, providing habitat for wild animals, and can even sequester carbon as they grow. 

Get inspired by some recipes from our friends at VirginiaSeafood.

Oyster reef on a Virginia shoreline