Thanksgiving Oyster Benefit

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 8:30pm

To the Editor,
On Tuesday, Nov. 23, Sun Farm Oysters will be having its annual Thanksgiving oyster benefit for Block Island-based non-profits from 2 to 4 p.m. at Old Island Pub. A dozen oysters can be purchased for a donation  of $5.

We have just about finished sorting oysters for the year and we are asking that people limit their purchases to three dozen, or less. This will allow us to have oysters all winter as it is not good for the oysters to sort them while they are hibernating (less than 46F water temperature).
We are asking that people line up on the sidewalk toward Poor People’s Pub so distancing can be maintained. It is best to park across the street if possible. Please bring a bag to put your oysters in. We will have two people packing up your oysters so the line should move quickly. For some, our selected day and time does not allow them to participate in the benefit. If that is your case, please ask a friend to pick up oysters for you, or email me, and we will set aside your order for pick up on the next day, Wednesday.
We also have a fairly large number of oysters for Oysters Rockefeller, Oyster Stew, etc. Let us know by email if you would like those set aside. We will do the best we can.
We ask that participating non-profits bring a donation container (with your name one it) to the parking lot at 1:45 p.m. and retrieve it at 4:30 p.m. A $50 prize will be given to the non-profit with the most “interesting” donation container. (Judge’s identity is anonymous.) Please email with any questions to:

Christopher Warfel