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Growing oysters for

a cleaner bay


The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) is a non-profit organization established in 1997 to promote the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries through oyster cultivation and by other means, and as a way of enjoying Virginia oysters.

Recent TOGA News


Fall Float Sale

Good Luck Cellars


We Stand with Ukraine


Winter 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

12 March 23, Turner Lecture Series (TOGA Oyster Gardening Presentation), Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Rd., Deltaville, VA 23043, 2:00 PM


14 March 23, TOGA Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 AM Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Rd, Deltaville, VA 23043


18 March 23 TOGA Volunteer Thank You Party – Event Coordinator: Terry Lewis,  Freeshade Community Center, 1544 Regent Road, Syringa, VA 23169-2314

1PM – 4PM


11 April 23, TOGA Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 AM Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, Commodore’s Room


14 April 23, 9:00AM—1:30PM Think Outside the Sink (TOTS), -- Event Coordinator Sue Borra  , Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Rd, Lancaster, VA 22503


15 Apr 23 9AM – 1PM Heathsville Farmers Market Earth Day – Event Coordinator: Doug Schaefer, Historic Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473


22, 23 April 23 11AM-4PM (both days) Good Luck Cellars Spring Oyster Crawl – Event Coordinator: Doug Schaefer, , Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Support TOGA

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Donate to TOGA


We greatly appreciate donations from members and supporters. All donations go toward expanding and improving TOGA for all involved. Click on the photo above to contribute.

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Chesapeake Bay License Plates


Many of our activites are funded by the sale of Chesapeake Bay license plates. For each set of license plates sold, the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund receives $15. 

Amazon Smile


If you order from Amazon, Amazon will make a contribution to TOGA. When you login, you can enter "Tidewater Oyster Gardener Association" as your charity. Click above to start.

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