We encourage our readers – lovers of oysters and those who prefer less slippery cuisine – to attend the Pemaquid Oyster Festival on Sunday.
It is, as they say, a good time for a good cause.
It is such a good time, it seems to spawn attempts to duplicate its success.
Of course, it is wonderful to see more attention to the growing oyster industry on the Damariscotta River.
Our farmers have really built a brand here.
From time to time, someone in another state will send us a photo of a menu or a link to an article in a national or regional publication about Damariscotta River oysters.
These don’t surprise us. All Lincoln County should be proud of this reputation for flavor and quality.
So the more attention to this growing industry, the better.
But nothing can replace, for us, the atmosphere and philanthropic aims of the Pemaquid Oyster Festival.
The mass consumption of oysters at the event funds several important conservation and education, and conservation education, causes in our community through the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund, in memory of a pioneer of oyster aquaculture on the Damariscotta River.
So go down to Schooner Landing in Damariscotta from noon to dusk on Sunday, Sept. 29. Eat a few oysters, or a few dozen, and have a beverage or two. Enjoy the music and learn something about our oyster industry and some of the stewards of our great river.