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.


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Recent TOGA News


Fall Float Sale

Good Luck Cellars


We Stand with Ukraine

Upcoming Events

12. 13 November 22 Oysters, Wine & Music Float Sales Event - Event Coordinator: Doug Schaefer,, Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA, 22482 11AM – 4PM Saturday, 12 Noon-4PM Sunday


21 November 22, Winter Newsletter Articles due


3 December 22, Oyster Gardening 101 Class - Event Coordinator: Sue Borra,, Yeocomico Club, 285 Kinsale Road, Kinsale, VA 22488 10:30 to 11:30 AM.


10 December 2022 TOGA Volunteer Thank You Party – Event Coordinator: Terry Lewis,  Freeshade Community Center, 1544 Regent Road, Syringa, VA 23169-2314

1PM – 4PM


13 December 22, TOGA Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Davis Hall Room 101, 1370 Greate Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062


15 December 22, Middle School Writing Contest Essays due, Event Coordinator: Terry Lewis,  , See TOGA Website for Information at


10 January 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


21 January 23, TOGA Membership Annual Meeting 1:00—4:00 PM , Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Waterman’s Hall, 1370 Greate Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062

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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