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SELLING VIRGINIA-GROWN OYSTERS
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SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
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PROTECTING THE BAY




Our Mission

Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch began operations in 2014, but our love of the Bay and oysters spans over 50 years. Co-owned by Don Neilson and Danny McLeod, the mission of Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch is simple…

Protect the Bay by farming oysters. Sell Virginia-grown oysters that are always fresh and taste great. Support our community through partnerships and service.

A portion of all sales help clean the Chesapeake Bay.

About Us

Oyster Facts

TYPE: Invertebrate

GROUP NAME: Colony, Bed, or Reef

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Crassostrea Virginica (Eastern Oyster)

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN CAPTIVITY: Up to 20 years

SIZE: 3 in (8 cm) to 14 in (36 cm)

A single oyster can filter over 50 gallons of water per day.

At one time, the oysters in the Chesapeake were so numerous, they were hazardous to navigation.

 

EAT ‘EM UP