Here in our neck of the woods, we have a great deal of local talent and enterprising friends. Check out some of our native Essex County friends and their successful aquaculture enterprise that is taking the culinary world by storm!
This is a published article I wrote years ago on Chesapeake Bay Oysters. Arrangements were made for me to go out on an oyster boat and see the entire aquaculture process from baby spat oysters to harvest. A rare glimpse. Chesapeake Bay Oysters
Blandfield Plantation is one of the great manor houses and estates still active in Essex County, Virginia. It is now the site of some of the greatest upland and waterfowl hunting excursions on the East Coast and also a Special Event / Wedding Venue. I am wrote this article for the House and Home Magazine on Blandfield and the work of the ECCA. A local group dedicated to historic preservation and also the preservation of farmland for future generations. Blandfield_article_for_house_and_home
Ben Lomond is the only historic home deemed architecturally important enough from all of Lower Essex County, Virginia to be photographed in 1933 along with Bathurst, which no longer exists and great houses from Upper Essex, which include Elmwood, Blandfield, Brookes Bank, Edenetta and Kinloch, which is no longer standing. Ben Lomond is currently offered for sale and presents a rare buying opportunity. It is truly one of the last remaining Great Houses with a great historic legacy.