Ham and oysters? A look inside a 90-year-old tradition that is 'so South Jersey'

According to Liddell, part of the oyster tradition may have come from the fact that oysters were plentiful and cheap years ago.

In community newspapers and church bulletins throughout South Jersey, the suburbs of Philadelphia and even in towns along the Delaware and Chesapeake bays in Maryland, ham and oyster dinners — some that have been going on for more than a century — are still advertised.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Delaware Bay was known as the oyster capital of the world and between one to two million bushels were harvested every year until around 1930, according …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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