IN THE HEART OF THE CHESAPEAKE
Our homestead, located on the banks of the Little Wicomico River, has been in the Cockrell family since 1930. But our roots in the region reach even deeper – all the way back to the 18th century.
The Cockrell name is synonymous with the water — literally. Cockrell Creek flows into the Great Wicomico River, which flows into Chesapeake Bay. In the same way that our family's name is synonymous with the water, this part of Virginia is synonymous with seafood. Our oysters are known around the world for their briny, full-bodied flavor.
The Virginia Oyster Trail pays tribute to this heritage — giving visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the state's eight oyster "flavor regions" and the watermen who sustain them.
Our farm is located in the Middle Bay Western Shore region, which produces oysters with a salted-butter flavor and a slight, mineral finish.
BOOK A TOUR
If you'd like to visit our farm and try some of our oysters for yourself, you're in luck. Dr. Lynton Land leads regular tours of our operations.
Tours start at Dr. Land's oyster nursery — in nearby Ophelia, Va. — and then proceed to our farm. To book a tour, please call Dr. Land at 804-453-6605 or use the form below.