Chesapeake Bay Foundation offering oyster pop-up shops
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The coronavirus pandemic has taken quite the toll on oyster farmers here on the Eastern Shore, which is why one local organization is offering oyster pop-up shops to help boost sales.
Recently, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation launched this initiative to help connect farmers with members of the community while providing customers with an opportunity to conveniently purchase oysters. These pop-ups have been taking place all across Maryland and Virginia where people can either pre-order, pick up, or get home deliveries of their favorite seafood.
We’re told since the start of the pandemic, a lot of farmers saw sales go down to almost zero percent, which is why the foundation sprung into action to help these farmers thrive.
“These farmers have really innovated in really interesting ways, so I think it’s really important that all of us as residents of the Chesapeake Bay help these businesses at a time when it is very challenging for them,” said Audrey Swanenberg, Chesapeake Oyster Alliance Manager.
We’re told there are give more pop-ups scheduled to take place over the next few weeks. To find out when and where the pop-up shops will take place, click here.