Can you imagine a Holiday in Baltimore without oysters on the table? I certainly can't.
Fact is, I can't imagine any special meal without oysters of one kind or another. I could eat oysters on the half shell every day of the year, I enjoy them just that much. I've written about them many times on this blog. Here's one of my favorite posts.
I love oysters on the half-shell, oyster stew, oysters Rockefeller, oyster fritters, but an absolute favorite oyster prep of mine is John Shields' single-fry oysters at Gertrude's. Shields' single-fry beauties make me moan with satisfaction. (Once, I actually moaned out-loud in the restaurant. Jacob pointed at me and laughed. Out-loud.)
Can you think of a more far-reaching holiday gift to Baltimore, the mid-Atlantic, and the world than helping to plant and repopulate the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population?
I've been a huge fan of the Oyster Recovery Partnership for years.
Here's a little video to help start you thinking about their good work and how you can help.
Just a few dollars will raise and plant a thousand oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Please consider leaving your personal legacy on our bay and make a donation to the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
The ORP has a small staff doing large-scale work. They are proud that more than 90 percent of all donations go directly into restoring a healthy population of the native oyster to the Chesapeake Bay.
And, if you can't make a cash donation this year consider volunteering. ORP has some pretty special opportunities. You can work hands-on helping repopulate the bay, you can work in their office, or you can offer your services pro-bono.
A gift to the Oyster Recovery Partnership is a gift that will grow year-after-year.
Oyster Recovery Partnership
1805A Virginia Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401