Farmed LI Shellfish Added To State’s ‘Grown & Certified’ Program

Oyster growers from Long Island are now part of the New York State “Grown & Certified” program, which promotes the state’s agricultural producers and growers who adhere to food safety and environmental sustainability standards.

Now, the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets is partnering with New York City restaurants on an oyster tasting promotion, highlighting the oyster industry and promoting the program’s food safety and environmental standards.

These oysters are “grown and harvested with care towards both food safety and the environment,” Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said in a statement.

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