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Our partners throw great oyster festivals! By simply attending one of these events, you’re making an impact in our efforts to restore the local oyster population. In some cases, proceeds from the event directly support Oyster Recovery Partnership programming, and in others, the shell collected will be circulated through our shell recycling program and reused as host shells for planting more oysters into the Chesapeake Bay. If you’d like ORP involvement at your event, please contact us at



Sip ‘n Shuck-Off with Oysters XO

August 20, 2020 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Zoom Webinar

Nothing like a little friendly competition in the interest of helping Maryland oyster farmers… Join ORP and our friends from Oysters XO for a free, one-of-a-kind virtual event, a Sip ‘n Shuck-off, to celebrate the Maryland launch of the Oysters XO Starter Kit, *literally* everything you need to savor Maryland oysters at home! Oysters XO is America’s first mobile oyster catering service – learn more.

Attend the Sip ‘n Shuck-off Virtual Event and Enjoy

  • Shuckers (1)Watching some of the mid-Atlantic’s best shuckers compete for bragging rights
  • Learning just how easy it is to shuck an oyster yourself – Oysters XO representatives will teach their simple, fool proof, 5-step method
  • Cheering for three of your amateur shucking peers as they apply their newly acquired skills in a real-time shuck-off

Want to be one of those amateur competitors? Three lucky Sip ‘n Shuck-off registrants will receive a FREE Oysters XO Starter Kit ($150 value)! To be eligible, you must be willing to be live on air for the Sip ‘n Shuck-off event, you must have your own computer enabled with camera and microphone, and you must be registered by midnight on Wednesday, August 12. Winners will be drawn randomly and notified by email and telephone on Thursday, August 13.

Check out the Oysters XO Starter Kit!

Oysters XO StarPurchase this kit to learn a great party trick AND support local oyster growers and Oyster Recovery Partnership! (Sales directly benefit farmers and ORP). The Oysters XO Starter Kit ($150) includes:

  • 36 fresh Orchard Point Oysters
  • 2 Oyster Knives
  • 1 Dutch Towel
  • 1 Oyster Bag
  • 1 ZOOM Oyster Shucking Class where you’ll learn how to shuck an oyster in 15 minutes
  • AND FedEx Express delivery

If You Only Need Oysters to Shuck Along With Us…

Maryland oyster farms have struggled through the pandemic due to restaurant closures. They need our support now more than ever. These farms are offering direct to consumer deliveries. Place an order and have oysters on-hand to hone your shucking skills during the Sip ‘n Shuck-off event – and to enjoy afterwards! (Oysters can safely stay in your fridge for about two weeks, so no need to eat them all in one sitting.)

We’re Offering this Virtual Event at No Cost – The More the Merrier!

If you’re willing and able to give, then we suggest a $25 donation to cover production costs. Regardless, please register using the form below so we have your email address to send you the Zoom webinar link.


Bay Paddle

September 18 – 26, 2020 | Havre de Grace, MD to Virginia Beach, VA
The first ever attempt to standup paddleboard the length of the Chesapeake Bay (240 miles). Raising awareness about oysters’ water quality benefits – and funds to plant more! Learn more…