Now, through the watermen’s heritage tour program, visitors to Virginia can experience the time-honored history and traditions of our working watermen up-close and personal.
Cap’n Lee at the dock after it’s first test run
Be sure to check out the Build Your Tour at the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, or Virginia Beach areas.
Please support your local watermen! It’s entertaining, educational, & tasty!
When was the last time you slurped oysters IN the Lynnhaven?
Learn more about our Tours.
Virginia’s Sea to Table Experiences will appear in various magazines.
They’re in Food Network & Southern Living magazines right now. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Behind the scenes of the photo shoot.
More pics at our Tumblr here and here.
So support our local watermen and waterways by eating oysters. Eat them raw. Eat them . . .
Enjoy reading and sharing Coastal Virginia’s Green Magazine.
Be sure to turn to page 16 and check out Understanding the Oyster – Our most Eco-Friendly Entree by Patrick Evans-Hylton.
From Let’s Talk Green | The Ask HR Green Blog
You’ll also find a food feature on our area’s beloved oyster, shedding light on why consuming local food straight from our waterways benefits more than just our taste buds.
View link over at CoastalVirginiaMag.com.
Science of Oysters by Diane Tennant with photography by Eric Lusher for Distinction Magazine Food Issue October 2014:
“You’ve got to remember, there is no food we consume that is more emblematic of the place from which they come,” says Dan Lewis, chef and owner of Coastal Provisions on the Outer Banks.
“What we call an oyster taste, that doesn’t really occur until about eight or 10 chews into the oyster. Then it blooms at that point.” Texture plays a big role in the whole oyster-eating experience, they say.
Ludford Brothers Oyster Company & Eric Lusher working in the Lynnhaven
Chris & Eric Lusher working in the Lynnhaven
Lee Gregory with what it’s all about – the oysters
Thanks to John Fall & Distinction for having us work with Eric Lusher on the photos for this incredibly detailed & entertaining article.
Be sure to check out the entire article entitled Science of Oysters at Distinction.
Virginia Is For Oyster Lovers by Julie Qiu at InAHalfShell.com June 2014 about #VACraft:
Although Chris prefers to shuck his oysters on demand, I really liked the presentation of these PHO’s over the dark, leafy kale leaves.
It’s been over a year since I’ve had the ultra boutique Pleasure House Oysters from Lynnhaven River and they are just as meaty and delicious as I remember them to be. Grower Chris Ludford estimates that the salt content from that day’s oysters were around…
Photo Credit: Julie Qiu of InAHalfShell.com
Thanks for the great report about #VACraft & also for your kind words Julie. Great to meet you in person & we’re happy you had your first oyster pea crab experience with a Pleasure House!
Be sure to read the entire report about the Virginia Craft at Chelsea Market in NYC entitled Virginia Is For Oyster Lovers by Julie Qiu at InAHalfShell.com.
Lynnhaven River NOW, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads collaborated on a tour of three different oyster reefs in the Lynnhaven, accompanied by oyster experts who explain[ed] the habitat and history of our famous Lynnhaven oysters.
We showed off some monster wild Lynnhavens we recently discovered. It is not sustainable to eat them yet so it was strickly show & tell.
With improved storm water management practices being worked on by the City, Lynnhaven River NOW, the Army Corp of Engineers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation & others and with the growing aqua culture business in the Lynnhaven – there are 23 million oysters being raised in the Lynnhaven today – it might be possible some day to enjoy eating wild Lynnhavens again.
It was nice to get together with so many folks who appreciate the Lynnhaven and her oysters.
Some were old friends but there were many new ones; foodie folks who are eating and writing about Lynnhaven oysters.
They are our newest driving force to raise awareness about the importance of clean waters and clean oysters.
Thanks to Steve Earley whose photographs appear on our Farm & Press pages. Follow Steve at his blog The Log of Spartina.
Checking their growth by hand
Sorting by hand
Handled with great care
Tumbling by hand
Working at low tide
Wetlands are vital for oysters
Carefully checking our cages
Checking wetlands on farm
Recycling oysters from our clients by hand