Who is Ward Oyster Company
Ward Oyster Co. is one of the largest cage oyster farms in the Commonwealth of Virginia, distributing it's oysters all over the United States. Ward Oyster Co. has about 10 to 12 million oysters placed in cages near the mouth of the Ware River, located in the town of Ware Neck in Gloucester County, Virginia. The Ware River is one of four rivers that feed the Mobjack Bay and then the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.
Ward Oyster Co. is currently solely an oyster farm. It is a totally self sustaining seafood company. Ward Oyster Co. produces it's seed oysters from adult oysters, thereby not putting any pressure on the depleted natural wild oysters. Ward Oyster Co.'s activities not only enhance the environment we all respect and enjoy, but it also plays a role in the cleaning of the Chesapeake Bay and local waterways. Ward Oyster Co.'s methods of harvest, grading and cleaning of equipment and shipping are all done in as eco-friendly a way as is currently possible.
Due to Ward Oyster Co.'s unique location on a large sandbar in the mouth of the Ware River, it's oysters have a distinctive and exquisite taste taken from it's surroundings. On incoming tides, the waters of the Mobjack Bay are accelerated and forced to run over the area where our cages are, creating excellent growing conditions with the pristine waters of the Mobjack Bay as their primary food source. The year round salinity of the Mobjack Bay averages 15 to 23 parts per thousand, which gives the oysters a sweet and salty taste without being overpowering. Their taste beckons you to have another! You can check out our review page for customer feedback or to place your own review.