Oysters Focus Of Talk And Tasting

The Woods Hole Historical Museum will hold its 3rd annual Oyster Talk and Tasting on Friday, August 22, from 5 to 7 PM. The event, to be held outside on the museum grounds at 579 Woods Hole Road, will begin with a talk by local oyster growers Eric A. Matzen and Peter D. Chase, who will describe the benefits and challenges of growing oysters here, as well as comment on the past year’s season.

The two men are among those who have pioneered oyster aquaculture on the Falmouth shore of Buzzards Bay and are founding members of the Falmouth Shellfishermen’s Co-operative. They offer a look inside this effort.

Following their talk, they will give a demonstration of how to safely open oysters. Then attendees can proceed to one of several stations to taste oysters from several different locales. Beer and wine, chosen to pair with the oysters, will also be served as well as sparkling water and soft drinks.

Tickets, which are $25 for members and $ 35 for nonmembers, are available by visiting or calling 508-548-7270. The number is limited, so reservations are essential.

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