Gail Bellamy

National Oyster Day salutes a salty delicacy

With more than 100 oyster species (and fans, no doubt, for each type), National Oyster Day (Aug. 5) presents a perfect chance to showcase the oyster varieties grown closest to home, or a comparative tasting of different types.

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