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Winter is Coming

It’s that time of year when the water starts to cool down and the oysters start to slow down. That means it’s time to start planning for the winter. Things change a bit on the farm as we go into winter. Right now the water is still in the low 70s and the oysters are still growing. This is a sweet spot for growth, and we’ll get one last surge as the oysters start to fatten up for hibernation. Once the water gets below 60, growth will slow, but won’t really stop until it gets down to the low 40’s; with that said, growth is effectively done below 50. This means we are making a last push to get everything...

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Go Rogue and Support Reef Restoration

2020 was brutal for Rogue Oysters -- and the entire oyster industry. We did not come out unscathed as we only sold 20% of what we had available, but we are committed to making the most out of a tough situation. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has a goal of restoring 125 acres of oyster beds in the lower Rappahannock by 2025 and we've been committed to helping! We're partnering with FOR to use Rogue's soon-to be-homeless excess oysters in joint oyster reef restoration projects. We're giving oyster lovers the opportunity to sponsor oysters in their transition to oyster reefs throughout the Rappahannock.

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Too Many Oysters! Farm-Clearing Time :(

In case you were just trying to buy oysters, you can do that here, but feel free to stick around and read about why we need to hold this rare 'Clear the Farm' sale. It’s that time of year again when the oysters are going to start growing soon and we need to finalize our farm operations plan. Sadly, part of the plan this year is figuring out what to do with excess oysters (and we have some exciting, uplifting ideas). Thanks to our amazing customers, in 2020 we ended up keeping sales at about 60% of our 2019 total. All things considered, we are thrilled with that number as it was enough to get us to this point. But that...

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January 2021 Newsletter & Updates

WHAT’S NEW IN JANUARY AT ROGUE OYSTERS Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday season. We had a very busy but very good December on the farm doing one last big push in 2020. We’re very excited for 2021. This month is going to look a little different in that we’re only doing two pop-ups. As much as we'd like to hit every location this month, pop-ups take A LOT of time, and we need some of that time this month to prepare for the next growing season which will be here in as few as 10 weeks. We’ll be returning to other locations in February — just in time for Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day — and March. We...

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