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Al stopped by for a shucking lesson before heading home to New York State.
Technique is key, presentation is important, but nothing compares to the taste.
Fair visitors sample delicious Rhode Island oysters at the Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative's booth.
Freshly opened oysters always create smiles.
Graham teaches a young "lefty" how to shuck an oyster.
Anticipation...
...well worth the reward! (His overjoyed taste buds agree.)
Members educate visitors about the Cooperative's fresh oysters, its group of local farms, and the CoOps green initiatives.
U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin talks with CoOp members at the booth.
A small crowd gathers to watch how shucking is done.
Hmmmmmm... salty taste, sweet finish.
Oyster lovers gather for a tasting of salty perfection.
OSSC and Other Green Businesses Attend the First Annual Green Market Festival
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Farmer's Daughter, Mooresfield Road, Wakefield, RI


Businesses from green industries in Rhode Island put on an educational, fun, and delicious good time at the Green Market Festival. At the OSSC booth, CoOp members were on hand to teach festival goers how to shuck fresh Rhode Island oysters like a pro. The festival helped support local non-profit organizations in the state.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Downtown Milford, CT and along the Milford harbor


This annual event celebrates the pearl of the sea, our own bread and butter, the oyster! CoOp members shucked delicious Rhode Island oysters from our local farms for lucky festival patrons. Various local non-profit organizations benefited from the event's proceeds.

Shucking Lessons & Oyster Tastings at the 38th Annual Milford Oyster Festival