DC on the Half Shell
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Tylerton, Smith Island, MD
Dwight Marshall is a waterman from Smith Island, an 8,000 acre salt marsh just across the Tangier Sound. He is the fifth generation of watermen in his family. He works hard to bring in crabs, oysters and other Bay goodies throughout the year on his boat the Miss Marshall.
Colonial Oyster Co.
York River, VA
Colonial Oyster Company brings in the amazing taste of York River oysters. Owner and grower Kalie Johnson raises oyster seed in the salty waters of the York River until they reach market size, and shares her uniquely flavoured oysters with the locals who can't get enough of them.
Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Co.
Hooper's Island, MD
Hooper's Island Oyster Aquaculture Company produces and markets high quality half-shell oysters. They offer three types of sweet and salty oysters grown off the small islands of Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Dorchester County. For more information, visit www.hiaoc.com.
Rappahannock River Oyster Co.
Rappahannock River, Topping, VA
Rappahannock River Oyster Co.'s farm is situated near the mouth of the Rappahannock, where the full force of the river meets the Chesapeake Bay. What makes the location so unique for oysters is its tie to the freshwaters of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nowhere else do you get such a varied blend, with nutrient rich waters spanning the entire salt spectrum, making the oysters subtly sweet to jarringly briny. For more information visit www.rroysters.com.
True Chesapeake Oyster Co.
Jerome Creek, Ridge, MD
The home of the True Chesapeake Oyster Company is in a tucked-away corner, smack dab in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, where fresh waters from the north say hello to the salty Atlantic from the south. The oysters have the perfect balance of salt and are unlike any other oyster in the world. For more information, visit www.trueoyster.com.
Fat 'n Happy Oysters
Little Wicomico River, VA
Capt. Danny Crabbe is a third generation waterman. Fat 'n Happy Oysters are raised in the Little Wicomico River in Virginia. The aquaculture farm was founded in 2009 Capt. Danny and his crew have been working hard ever since. Since these triploid oysters don't spawn, they stay "fat 'n happy" and may be eaten year-round.
Orchard Point Oyster Co.
Chester River, MD
Orchard Points are grow in off-bottom cages, in the waters near the mouth of the Chester River in the Upper Bay Region of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Oysters are tumbled in small batches to promote a deep, consistent shell cup. For more information, visit http://orchardpointoysters.com.
White Stone Oysters
North Rappahannock River, VA
White Stone Oyster Company was born out of an obsession with the relationship between oysters and their environment. In order to grow a more perfect Chesapeake oyster we introduced a new method of aquaculture to Virginia. White Stone is the first farm whose oysters spend the entirety of their lives floating in the unforgiving surf of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information, visit www.whitestoneoyster.com.
Need more info? Contact us at DContheHalfShell@gmail.com or 443-482-2129.
This page was last updated on February 21, 2017