Float Sales and Building for 2020
TOGA Oyster Float Sales
Williams Wharf Landing
1039 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews VA 23109
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9am – 12pm
The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) will hold the Fall Oyster Float Sales Event at Williams Wharf Landing in Mathews County, VA. Located just south of the historic Mathews Court House on the East river, with its own history of oyster operations, historic boatyard and steamboat landings, this facility proved to be an excellent venue for our 2019 event in both attendance and sales.
NOTE, although this is an outside facility, we ask that all participants wear masks and socially distance out of respect for other attendees. In order to keep the crowd thin, we also ask that you come at the following times according to the first letter in your last name: A-G, 9-10AM; H-N, 10-11AM; O-Z 11AM-12PM. If this is an inconvenience, then come when you can.
Numerous types and sizes of oyster floats, accessories, and supplies will be available along with outside vendors to sell “spat” (young oysters). This event is one of TOGA’s primary fundraising activities with all proceeds benefiting TOGA 501 (C) 3 charity and the TOGA/VIMS Student Endowment.
Spat providers are invited to attend. A list of known spat providers with contact information is included below. You are encouraged to contact them individually to determine spat availability and when and where you can purchase them.
Please use the Registration Form located at the end of this Newsletter or our website www.oystergardener.org to place your order for floats. Please order as soon as possible. Remember that the floats are being built by a few Board members working at home without some of the power equipment we normally use. We may not be able to fill orders received after September 26. You may submit this form to P O Box 2463 Gloucester VA 23061 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We hope you can join us at Williams Wharf Landing in October.
Brian Ingram, MOG
Following are the items we will make available:
Qty Cost Each Description
_______ $110 Taylor Float with Top
_______ $95 Taylor Float, no Top
_______ $65 Flip Float
_______ $55 Bottom Cage
_______ $15 Top for Taylor Float
_______ $50 Tidal Tumbler
_______ $45 Bender 42 inch
_______ $50 Bender 50 inch
Additionally we will attempt to make these items available if we have prior notice so we can purchase (if needed) and redistribute ahead of time.
ADPI Bags: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 inch, $7 each (limited supply, Oystermama's Bay-bies, see below, sells bags.)
Wire mesh: 4 ft. wide, $5 per foot; 3 ft. wide, $4 per foot.
Crab Pot line, 10c per foot.
For spat, it is best to contact one or more of the following.
Baywatch Oyster Seeds LLC (Triploids Only)
PO Box 535, Reedville, VA
Keith Rodgers, , 804-453-4367
Onsite spat sales for oyster gardeners., 1/4 inch triploid spat available early June.
Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats
Wicomico Church, VA
Chesapeake Bay Oyster Company LLC
PO Box 96, Wake, VA 23176
2019 Winter-over spat available (as of April 2020)
Lynton Land (Diploids Only)
125 Airstrip Lane, Ophelia, VA
Mike Lightfoot (Triploids Only)
1152 Wilton Rd, Hague, VA
Oystermama's Bay-bies (Diploids and Triploids)
Justine Kendrick and Judy Ambrose
If you have questions, please contact Vic Spain, , or Brian Ingram, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and happy oystering,
The TOGA Board