Get ready for Landlocked 3 in Decatur, GA on October 20, 2019 from 3 - 7PM.
This fundraiser takes place on behalf of Oyster South and has a direct financial impact on the farmed oyster industry in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern Atlantic coastline. If you like oysters, bbq and booze this event is for you. This year’s event includes over twenty oyster farms from the southeast and beyond as well as food prepared by the following fine chefs, pitmasters and bakers.
In October 2017, Oyster South threw the first ever Landlocked Oyster & BBQ Festival to celebrate farmed southern oysters and to raise money for the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory. Thanks to all the generous sponsors and wonderful guests, Oyster South was able to write a check for over $20,000 directly to the University of Georgia.
Also be ready for cocktails and beer from the following fine folks:
1. Miles Macquarrie of Kimball House
2. Kellie Thorn of Empire State South
3. Paul Calvert of Ticonderoga Club
4. Adrian Fessenden of Watchman’s
5. Allagash Brewing
6. Blackberry Farm
7. Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
8. Fonta Flora Brewery
9. Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Tickets include ALL food and beverages, so be ready for a good time!
Oyster South is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2014 by members of the scientific, restaurant, farming, and food-writing communities for the purpose of spotlighting southern oyster aquaculture. Oyster farming has provided great ecological and economic value to other parts of the country, and now we are seeing those benefits having positive effects in coastal communities throughout the south. Oyster South’s goal is to help the farming industry succeed in these communities so that cultured oysters can be a relevant part of our southern diet and dining culture, provide a way to make a living for southern family oyster farms, and highlighting the positive environmental benefits of oyster farming.
This year donations will be used to strengthen Oyster South’s “Peer to Pier” program. Peer to Pier provides member farmers the opportunity to travel to other farms around the country in order improve their own operations through hands-on experience and education. Peer to Pier also creates an information exchange between growers that is slowly but surely taking southern farmed oysters from a regional product to national relevancy.