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TOGA Spring Float Sale 
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May 25, 2024

Spring ’24 Float Sale at

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Market Event, May 25th

Event Coordinator: Kent Eanes, 

(with support from Carl Zulick/Carlton McFaden)

Oyster Gardening Education (OYSTERS 101) will be presented by Richard Siciliano. This opportunity is free to anyone interested, but please RSVP.

 

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TOGA will be holding its spring ‘24 sale and educational event at the Deltaville Maritime Museum during the museum’s Holly Point Market Day on Saturday May 25 from 9am to 1pm.  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, Rough Rider, and Bottom cages, as well as spat tubes, spat bags, and crabpot line. Local spat vendors will be selling triploid and diploid spat. Some spat vendors require cash.

 

To ensure we have your float order available, please order by May 1. This year’s prices are shown on the right. To order floats online, click below:

 

If you choose not to order online, please mail the form via US Mail.

  • Note: Purchasing TOGA-built floats is a membership benefit. If applicable, please join or update your dues for 2024. If you are not sure of your dues status, check the address label on the back of your most recent “mailed” newsletter (you should see 2024, or later if up to date) or contact vicpain@rocketmail.com.

  • To join or update, click here.

 

See https://www.oystergardener.org/devices-and-designs for a description of our floats and devices. TOGA accepts checks or cash. 

 

Over the past 2 years, TOGA volunteers built and sold over 300 floats per year. It was hard for our hard-working volunteers to keep pace with the many orders we received. Nevertheless, we are happy to witness this level of enthusiasm in oyster gardening. This year we are starting float building early in order to get our inventory up before the rush. We will also have a float building and Build-Your-Own Day on Saturday May 11, 10am-1pm at Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Rd., Kilmarnock VA 22482.

 

Please stay tuned to TOGA’s website: https://www.oystergardener.org/spring-float-sale and TOGA emails because circumstances may require us to change dates and times.

 

Why are our prices going up? We, like all of you, have been experiencing inflation, but we also have seen shortages of float-building materials. PVC from home stores has doubled in recent years, and we cannot expect to get donated recycled PVC pipe sections anymore.

 

This year, we ask that you limit your order to three wire-mesh cages plus up to two spat tubes. If at the time of sales we have spares, we will make them available.

 

Visit and enjoy the park, waterfront, vendors, and artisans at the market; see TOGA’s 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.

Click here to order Floats
Click here to RSVP for Oysters 101
Click here to order Floats
FLOAT PRICE LIST, Spring 2024

Please limit your order to 3 wire cages

and 2 spat tubes.

 

Pre-Built Floats and Devices

Taylor Float with Top…………… $145

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

Bottom Cage ….......................... $90

Tidal Tumbler.............................. $85

Rough Rider................................ $75

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 ….............  $135

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

Bottom Cage …........................... $80

Tidal Tumbler............................... $75

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

These items will be available at the event (no need to order)

Mesh Bags (small or medium mesh) 

Crabpot Line 

Float Wire Mesh, 4 foot wide 

TOGA hats

TOGA T-shirts

Note- You may also order TOGA Apparel directly from Queensboro, 

https://oystergardeners.qbstores.com/home.html

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