Big Island Aquaculture will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their wine as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

We offer the the best tasting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.

Big Island is where a community of watermen lived and worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Professional oyster tasters refer to these oysters as the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery.  Perfect for any occasion.

Our oysters are grown sustainably in the beautiful waters surrounding Big Island, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay.

Big Island Aquaculture is a small, family run business serving our customers with great tasting oysters, while helping sustain the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and promoting it’s rich culture.

Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.

To this day watermen continue to fish the bountiful waters of the Mobjack around Big Island.

History tells us this special place produced oysters the watermen prized for their own private stock.   They referred to these briny oysters as the best tasting in the entire bay.

Legend has it Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan, and Captain John Smith enjoyed the oysters growing along these shores, followed in later years by General George Washington, Lafayette, and other leaders of the American Revolution as they laid siege to the British across the river in Yorktown.

Today, professional oyster tasters call the Big Island Oysters the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery.  Perfect for any occasion.

So as you enjoy these quintessential oysters from Big Island Aquaculture, reflect upon the history of these waters and those who have enjoyed them before you.