Rappahannock Oyster Company
Rappahannock Oyster Company Responsibly Harvests Clams and Oysters from Virginia's Seafood-Famous Chesapeake Bay
In 2001, the Chesapeake Bay was hitting its lowest oyster harvesting period yet. This once fruitful body of water became almost bivalve-desolate, until a few individuals rose to the occasion to resurrect the once-famous oyster production. Rappahannock Oyster Co. not only restored the native Bay oyster, but they made it thrive, hitting new oyster production records that haven't been noted in decades. Through oyster and clam farmers using sustainable aquaculture methods, chefs seeking out high-quality mollusks, patrons purchasing and eating responsibly raised seafood, and even politicians passing bills in favor of purpose over profit, the Chesapeake Bay is singing with premium bivalves and is once again known as one of the greatest oyster regions in the world. Read more
With clams and oysters harvested from specific areas of the Chesapeake Bay, Rappahannock Oyster Company offers mollusks with various flavor profiles due to their carefully selected merroir. Whether you're looking for different sized clams or perfect oysters ranging in salinity, Rappahanock has it all. They live by their mission: "good food, grown well" as a constant reminder of what a community can do when everyone comes together to celebrate their region's food.