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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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Oysters Finocchiona

This month we are sharing a recipe we tested out a few weeks ago with an ingredient we got from our friends at The Fermented Pig. It uses Finocchiona, which is a fennel salami. If you don’t have fennel salami, just pick a salami or other cured meat you like and go with it! Ingredients Oysters Salami — preferably Finocchiona, a fennel salami Extra Virgin Olive Oil Parmesan (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 400, or set your grill to high Shuck the oysters, pour out the liquor Pour a little olive oil in the oyster. Remember the oyster will put out more liquid as it cooks, so leave some room for that. Chop salami and add to the oyster Bake/grill...

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Australian Oysters Kilpatrick

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons butter 1 to 2 dashes of hot sauce 2 slices (rashers) smoked bacon (rindless, finely sliced) 12 to 24 oysters shucked In a small pan, gently heat the Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, butter, and Tabasco sauce. Stir until combined. Remove from heat and set aside Fry bacon until crispy. Transfer to a towel to drain Once bacon is cooled, chop and set aside Set oven to broil and place rack in an upper slot Shuck oysters and place on a foil lined pan You can scrunch the foil as needed to keep the oysters upright Top each oyster with a spoonful of sauce Top each oyster with bacon crumbles Broil oysters for 50 to 60 seconds, watching them closely. Pull them out, transfer to...

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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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