Float Sales and Building for 2021
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Market Event
May 22, 9 am to 1 pm
The float sale was a big success and fun too. Thanks to all who helped and attended. We sold over 70 cages and many accessories. Profits from the sale of floats/cages go to the TOGA/VIMS Fellowship Endowment for VIMS grad students.
Thanks to the museum for proving this opportunity to TOGA. And also to Carl Zulick (TOGA secretary) for pulling it all together.
The spat provided by vendors went like hotcakes. Spat this spring have been slow due to the chilly weather. A special thanks to Judy Ambrose (Oystermama's Bay-bies), Darryl Krolicki (Capt. Tom’s Oyster Floats),
and Mike Lightfoot for providing 54000+ spat for oyster gardeners. More oysters in the Bay!
Another special thanks to the MOG class of 2020, Board members and others who spent days constructing oyster floats and cages. Now that covid19 restriction are easing, we can get more TOGA members involved in future float building.
TOGA will be holding its annual sale and educational event at the Deltaville Maritime Museum during the museum’s Holly Point Market on Saturday May 22nd from 9 to 1 pm. The Museum is located at 287 Jackson Creek Rd, Deltaville, VA 23043.
TOGA will provide educational materials and personal consultation with Master Oyster Gardeners who will work with both prospective oyster gardeners and those who may have advanced questions about their own oyster gardens.
TOGA will be selling Taylor, Flip, Tidal Tumbler, Down Under, and Bottom cages/floats and bags. Hats, shirts, aprons, and other TOGA logo materials will be on sale. To ensure we have your float order available, please order by May 8. See order form below.
See https://www.oystergardener.org/devices-and-designs for a description of our floats and devices. Our new spat tubes are described below. TOGA accepts checks or cash.
Local spat vendors will be selling Triploid and Diploid spat. Some spat vendors require cash.
Toga subscribes to Commonwealth of Virginia Covid 19 guidelines, and ask that masks be worn and social distancing practices be followed to protect our volunteers, members, and the public at all events.
Come and enjoy the park, waterfront, vendors and artisans at the market, and see TOGA’s newest outdoor exhibit at the pier adjacent to the museum’s historic 62.8-foot, 9 log buy-boat, the F.D. Crocket, built in 1924.
--Carl Zulick, MOG