Attention Oyster Lovers! If you love oysters as much as we do, join the DC Chapter of AIWF on an Oyster Adventure this Sunday, October 7.
The current oyster harvests in the Bay are unable to satisfy worldwide demand; therefore the Virginia oyster has taken a back seat to more readily-available oyster varieties, such as those harvested from the Gulf of Mexico and along the Northeast and West coasts, as well as those imported from abroad. And so, an entire generation of consumers has been deprived of enjoying what is arguably the greatest tasting oyster in the world.
Realizing this, cousins Travis and Ryan Croxton took over their Great-grandfather’s business and have a simple Mission Statement: To put the Chesapeake Bay oyster back on the map.
Your trip will begin on a chartered bus to the RRO oyster farm. Tour the facility by foot and boat. Learn about the native species the Croxton’s are so passionate about, sample oysters, and enjoy a wine and food pairing in the Merroir tasting room. Get your tickets here.