Middle Peninsula Spring Oyster Fair April 23, 2022
Gwynn's Island Civic Center
The TOGA-sponsored Annual Spring Oyster Fair was held April 23 at the Gwynn's Island Civic Center, 1996 Old Ferry Rd, Hudgins, VA 23076. It was a nice friendly day with spat and equipment sales and demonstrations.
Directions and the program follow.
Directions- Many mapping services do not accurately direct you to the Civic Center. When you cross the bridge to Gwynn's Island, you will be on Cricket Hill Rd. Keep straight onto Old Ferry Road for 1.6 miles, then turn right, still on Old Ferry Road and after 150 yards, the Civic Center is the white building on the right with a horseshoe driveway in front.
Outdoor Event This Year- When planning this we did not know what the Covid19 situation would be in April, 2022. There will be no sit down education program inside the building. However, at 9am, coffee, fruit, breakfast rolls, etc. will be set up inside and the restrooms will be open.
9:00 to 11:00 – Vendors of oyster gardening equipment, spat and supplies are invited to display their wares for sale. Spat availability is uncertain at this time due to the cold weather. Normally, spat are larger this time of year because they were spawned in the previous fall.
TOGA will have our educational tent set up with displays and handouts. Although we prefer that dues be paid at https://www.oystergardener.org/join-toga, we will be able to process new members, check your membership status and accept dues. Please remember to have exact change or a check book.
This is also a good time to question Master Oyster Gardeners and vendors about your gardening issues. In deference to the vendors, TOGA will not be selling anything, but we will be demonstrating some of our latest equipment and construction techniques.
--Vic Spain, MOG