Long before high-minded concepts like “regional” and “sustainable” fizzled to nothing more than menuspeak, there was Rappahannock River Oysters, now run by fourth-generation cousins Travis and Ryan, whose sole mission is to make it possible for you to taste heritage Chesapeake oysters, which are some of the world’s best. Regional and sustainable since 1899.
Rappahannock River Oysters is a Chesapeake Bay oyster farm owned by cousins Travis and Ryan Croxton. Recipients of Food and Wine Magazine’s prestigious Tastemaker Award, Travis and Ryan are revolutionizing the oyster world with their plump, succulent Crassostrea virginica variety. Despite the current dominance of imported, foreign oysters, RRO aims to insource oysters and make their delicious, sustainably grown Bay oysters available to all. They are based out of Topping, Virginia.
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Details and Care
Rappahannock River Oysters:
Location: Topping, VA; Salt Range: 13-17 ppt.; Species: Crassostrea virginica (native); Grow-out Method: Aquaculture; Taste Profile: Deep cupped and mineral rich, with an understated saltiness that lets the oyster's natural flavor come though, our Rappahannocks offer up a sweet, buttery, full-bodied taste with a refreshingly clean, crisp finish. It's the very same oyster we started growing in 1899.
Location: Ware Neck, VA; Salt Range: 17-22 ppt.; Species: Crassostrea virginica (native); Grow-out Method: Aquaculture; Taste Profile: Drawn from the pristine waters of Mobjack Bay, Stingrays are the quintessential Chesapeake Bay oyster: sweet and mildly briny with a clean, crisp finish. Named after the Bay oyster's chief predator, these Stingrays bite back!
Location: Chincoteague Bay, VA; Salt Range: 28-33 ppt.; Species: Crassostrea virginica (native); Grow-out Method: Aquaculture; Taste Profile: The truest taste of the ocean, our Olde Salt oyster brings together a bold sea-side brininess with a smooth, clean follow-through. Grown off the coast of Chincoteague (think Misty), our Olde Salt oyster is more than a classic, it’s a legend.