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Fall Float Sale

October 14, 2023, 9AM-Noon, Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

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Arial photo of Camp Kekoka by Kent Eanes

Fall Float Sale

October 14, 2023, 9AM-Noon, Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

~Vic Spain, Brian Wood, MOGs

 

TOGA-built float orders for the sale are now closed. All are welcome to come to the sale and purchase spare floats, spat bags, merchandise as well as floats and spat from attending vendors.

Oyster Gardening 101 is also open to all, but registration is recommended. See OYS101.

This will be our first float sale at beautiful Camp Kekoka. When you enter the Camp from Boys Camp Road, the sale will be just to the right of the circle at the red building.

During the event, TOGA will provide educational materials and personal consultation with Master Oyster Gardeners (MOGs) who will work with both prospective and experienced oyster gardeners. In addition, Richard Siciliano, MOG, will give a live class entitled Oyster Gardening 101 at 10am and 11am.

The sale includes Taylor Floats, Flip Floats, Tidal Tumblers, Rough Riders, Bottom Cages along with spat tubes, wire benders and spat bags. TOGA logo hats and shirts will be on sale as well. To ensure your float order is ready, order by October 1, 2023. Floats and devices are described here: https://www.oystergardener.org/devices-and-designs/

TOGA accepts checks or cash. Payment is due at pickup.

Vendors will be on hand selling triploid and diploid spat. Over the past 2 years, demand for floats has been very high. As a result, this year we are also inviting vendors to sell their floats and equipment. This is intended to help walk-ups and those who did not order by the deadline, those looking for different style floats, and those looking for tools and supplies TOGA does not sell.

 

This event is one of TOGA’s primary fundraising activities with all proceeds benefiting TOGA (501 (C) 3 charity). Proceeds beyond material costs go to our TOGA/VIMS Student Fellowship Endowment and sometimes partially to other needs determined by the TOGA Board.

 

FLOAT PRICE LIST, Fall 2023

Pre-Built Floats and Devices

TOGA membership required by Oct. 1. 

Taylor Float with Top…………… $135

Flip Float …................................ $90

Bottom Cage ….......................... $75

Tidal Tumbler (wire ends)............. $75

Rough Rider................................ $65

Spat Tube (small or medium mesh)...... $35

Bender 42 inch ............................................. $55

Bender 50 inch ……………………………….  $60

Build Your Own at our Float Workshops

Taylor Float with Top ….............  $125

Flip Float …................................. $80

Bottom Cage …........................... $65

Tidal Tumbler............................... $65

The items below will be available at the event (no need to order). These prices same for nonmembers.

Mesh Bags (small or medium mesh) ………. $10

Crabpot Line ………………………………….  $0.10/foot

Float Wire Mesh, 4 foot wide …………………$5/foot

TOGA hats………………………………………$20

TOGA T-shirts…………………………………. $15

EXTRA- How to build your own mini spat cage for Tidal Tumbler
We will demonstrate at the float sale, see Vic Spain
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Crawdad and minnow traps can be bought online for ~$15. You will need small cable ties, 2 pieces of a small mesh spat bag, a bright colored paint stick or sharpie and a pair of heavy shears. 2 will fit in a Tidal Tumbler or Rough Rider. Remember, babies grow up fast, so plan for the future.

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