According to Neal Maloney, there’s no reason you can’t eat oysters in months that end with ‘r’. If they’re farm-raised, that is. “Wild oysters typically spawn in those months, and you want to keep the oysters in the water,” says the owner of the Morro Bay Oyster Company. “But with aquaculture, it doesn’t matter. We harvest year-round because the oysters we put in our farm beds in the bay aren’t wild.”

That’s great news for us oyster lovers: Bring on those briny bivalves!

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