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Oyster Adventure
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - AIWF Washington (DC)
Time: 09:00 am to 03:30 pm
Member Price: $75.00
Guest Price: $85.00
Chair: Amy Snyder
Venue: RRO Oyster Farm
Phone: 202-550-3842


The current oyster harvests in the Bay are unable to satisfy worldwide demand; therefore the Virginia oyster has taken a back seat to more readily-available oyster varieties, such as those harvested from the Gulf of Mexico and along the Northeast and West coasts, as well as those imported from abroad. And so, an entire generation of consumers has been deprived of enjoying what is arguably the greatest tasting oyster in the world.

Realizing this, cousins Travis and Ryan Croxton took over their Great-grandfather’s business and have a simple Mission Statement: To put the Chesapeake Bay oyster back on the map.

Join us on a chartered bus adventure to the RRO oyster farm. Tour the facility by foot and boat. Learn about the native species the Croxton’s are so passionate about, sample oysters, and enjoy a wine and food pairing in the Merroir tasting room.

Date: Sunday, October 7

Location: Rappahannock River, VA

Pickup Time: 9:00am Location will be posted at a later date
Depart Rappahannock: 3:30pm (Approximately)

Merroir Tasting Menu with wine paired by AIWF Sommelier Joe Del Balzo
   •    Oyster on the 1⁄2 Shell Trio featuring Olde Salts, Rappahannock River, and Sting Ray
    •    Chesapeake Bay Crabcake, Creole Remoulade Sauce, Rustic Italian Bread
    •    Lamb ‘n Clam Stew, featuring Border Springs Farm lamb and our Olde Salt clams 

To reserve your space detach and send the stub below with check, payable to AIWF, to, Amy Snyder 1207 La Grande Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20903-1110 To use a credit card, email You will be invoiced and the transaction will be processed through Pay Pal; a small service charge will be included QUESTIONS? Email Joe Del Balzo: or CALL: 202- 550-3842. Deadline is September 29th and space is limited to the first 30 people. 

____ Members @ $75 ____Non-members @ $85 Total enclosed$____________ 

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