“The big thing that makes these oysters special is the proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and the ocean,” Ludford says as he steers the fiberglass boat, his vivid orange waders providing striking contrast to the brilliant blue sky.

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“They called their first three winters here ‘the starving times,’” says Ludford, an avid history buff. “The colonists had to live off of what they found because they weren’t able to clear the land for agrarian purposes. So the Chesepian Indians showed them how to live off of the land, particularly deer, fish, and oysters. Back then these oysters were a matter of sustenance, not luxury.”

It was great to meet Bret Love & Mary Gabbett of Green Global Travel !

It was great to meet Bret Love & Mary Gabbett of Green Global Travel !

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