Holding oyster over cutting board

August 5th is National Oyster Day, and New Hampshire has a lot to celebrate when it comes to oysters!

 

The tradition of eating, growing, and harvesting oysters in New Hampshire dates back thousands of years, and today there is a fast-growing, sustainable aquaculture industry providing local, high-quality oysters directly to consumers, restaurants, and dealers. You can learn more about New Hampshire's oyster aquaculture industry here!

NH OYSTER AQUACULTURE FACTS


Interested in getting some oysters for yourself to celebrate National Oyster Day? Use our Local Seafood Finder to connect with shellfish growers, fishermen, and seafood markets near you. Select the 'Oysters' tab to jump to the section featuring local oyster farmers in New Hampshire. 

FIND LOCAL SEAFOOD

Seafood finder screenshot

 


Bought oysters but not sure what to do next? You can use our Oyster Shucking Guide to learn how to open fresh oysters to be eaten raw on-the-half-shell. It's easier than you think – give it a try!

LEARN TO SHUCK

 

Shucking an oyster

Looking for other oyster recipes? Check out the National Sea Grant Office's collection of oyster recipes from around the country:
"10 Ways to Enjoy Oysters in Celebration of National Oyster Day."

GET COOKING

Broiled Oysters with FIne Herbs

 


Tag #NationalOysterDay and #SeaGrantOysters to join the celebration on social media.

Enjoy! 

Author(s)

Science Communication Specialist
Office: NH Sea Grant, New England Center 214A, 15 Strafford Ave, Durham, NH 03824