ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Some of Maryland’s best farm land won’t grow a single bud or sprout. Some of it is muddy, sandy land under the Chesapeake Bay because that is where the oyster grows.
Oysters are traditionally tonged or dredged during the winter months and grow wild in the Chesapeake Bay and nearby rivers. They are usually harvested in colder months — months ending in the letter “r” — because the oysters spawn in warm weather and can taste milky. Cold weather also helps keep them fresh and prevents spoiling.
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