Posts Tagged ‘Rappahannock River Oysters’

D.C.’s Farmers’ Markets Face More Scrutiny Under New Regulations

Farmers’ markets around the city have officially begun hawking mustard greens and handing out sheep’s milk cheese samples for the season. This year, though, the rhubarb pies and ramps will come with one additional ingredient: new red tape. Until recently, the destinations for your weekly local food fix were barely regulated. The D.C. Department of […]

Cold Weather Freezes Local Oyster Supply

If you've noticed a shortage in local oysters over the last week, blame the polar vortex. Rappahannock River Oysters, which supplies restaurants like Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Hank's Oyster Bar, and Eat The Rich, has been unable to harvest large swaths of its Chesapeake bivalves because its waterways were frozen. "We were off probably 40,000 […]

Get Oysters at A&D’s “ShawShuck Redemption” Event Tonight

Shaw bar A&D scaled back its food offerings a while ago to nibbles like nuts and chips. (Y&H is still mourning the loss of that delicious Reuben sandwich.) But tonight, at least there will be oysters. A&D is teaming up with Rappahannock River Oysters for a oyster and whiskey event from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. […]

Shell Raiser

Air Force colonel-turned-oyster farmer Bruce Wood pilots his boat from his dock toward a tiny island in the middle of Nomini Creek in Virginia’s Northern Neck. “Now, here’s a dichotomy,” says Wood, wearing a bright pink shirt and khaki shorts, as the wind blows back his hair on a recent Saturday. “I was in charge […]

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