Over the weekend came news that the opening of the Oregon Coast commercial Dungeness crab season will be postponed another couple of weeks to allow crabs more time to become plump and meaty, just like we like them. The fishery was certified sustainable just over three years ago, so the sustainability factor combined with the delicious meaty crab make it one of our favorite things about coastal living.
While the delayed opening pushes back the commercial season to December 15th, we don’t have to wait that long to begin consuming this delectable coastal crustacean. The recreational season is slated to open this Sunday, December 1st.
One of our favorite things is participating in charitable, community-oriented causes. Earlier this year we wrote a blog about our contribution to Newport’s Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, which received a great feature on OPB this past week.
This Thanksgiving comes another opportunity in the form of the 2nd annual Newport, Oregon Turkey Trot.
From their website:
The Newport Turkey Trot sponsored by Arctic Circle of Newport is held on Thanksgiving morning in Port of Newport Marina Newport, OR. The race features a 5K & 10K Run/Walk and Kids Run.
All of the proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit Newport Food Pantry. The Newport Food Pantry is dedicated to providing for the needs of hungry people by collecting and distributing food, educating the community about hunger, and collaborating with others who address needs. No child in Newport should go to bed hungry.
Newport Food Pantry serves more than 8,500 individuals annually. And with your support of this race, you are helping make this service possible.
For more information, visit their page on Facebook!