We invite you to come to Fager's Island Saturday February 14th from noon to 4 pm to our Oyster Garden Event. Representatives from local companies that are cultivating and raising oysters will be on hand to shuck and serve you their oysters and tell you about their companies including True Chesapeake Oyster Co., Barren Island Oyster Co., Hooper Island Oyster Aquaculture Co., Bay Landing Shellfish Co., Toby Island Oyster Co, and select oyster creations by The Local Oyster. The ORP will be there to talk about efforts to support and grow the state aquaculture. Nick Schauman from the Local Oyster, an official oyster gourmand will be on hand to talk oysters and provide you with a variety of oyster presentations for your dining pleasure. It will be a great opportunity to find out about how this movement is evolving and the real successes that are being achieved here in Maryland and Virginia... And there will be beer.
Flying Dog Brewery will be on hand featuring their Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout, featuring Rappahannock oysters, Flying Dog is a huge proponent and supporter of oyster aquaculture. Evolution Craft Brewing will be on hand with a special Incubator Oyster stout cask, made with Sewansecott oysters. Both breweries will have several featured selections on hand special for the event.
Fager's Island will add in some great BBQ ribs and chicken, and Pressing Strings will be on hand to entertain you on the deck.
If you love oysters please come, if you have never tried an oyster, please come. We are calling it the Oyster Garden in honor of the oyster growers, but being Valentine's Day, what better time to consume oysters?
$39 ticket in advance, $44 at the door, all you can eat. $5 of each ticket will go directly to the ORP.