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Sunday’s York County Heritage Trust Oyster Fest Moved Indoors

Lewis Miller Drawing of Jacob Busser Singing about Wine
You can enjoy a variety of good food and drink in comfort on October 18, no matter what the weather. Because of a dismal weather forecast, the 2009 Oyster Fest will be held at YCHT’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess Street. You can keep dry and warm while enjoying oysters, pork sandwiches and shrimp accompanied by fries and apple fritters and washed down with soft drinks, cider, beer or wine.
The York County wine, provided by Naylor Wine Cellars and Moon Dancer Winery, carries on a long tradition of York County vine growing and wine making, as well as the enjoyment of the fruits of the vine.
Artist Lewis Miller captures Jacob Busser singing about wine, surely local in origin, in 1812. Miller records Busser’s song, in both English and German, as:

“And who so-ever has a dish full of beans, and has there by a good glass of wine–So I let beans–beans be–and drink my wine.”

If Busser had the oysters and the other “good eats” instead of beans he would have them and the wine.
Click here for yesterday’s post on Polly Waltemyer’s oysters.
Click here for 1828 York vineyard.