The U.S. National Oyster Festival in St. Mary's County sponsor, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, uses Oyster Festival proceeds to build community in St, MAry's County. The Oyster Festival allowed the Club to initiate a new Food Bank for the County in 2019. The Feed St. Mary's Food Bank is now an independent stand-alone non-profit corporation.
The lowly oyster is a delicacy the world over, yet many people say enjoying one is an acquired taste. Here in Maryland though, home of the Chesapeake Bay -- the Chesapeake Oyster is King. Whether it’s slurped raw on the half shell or fried, baked, braised or roasted, it’s a favorite. Eatin’ Oysters: Chesapeake Style!, takes viewers around the Chesapeake region in search of who’s eating oysters, who’s shucking, why they love them, where to find the best of them, and the best ways to eat them.