After almost fully retiring as Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist, Tommy Leggett returned to his desired life as a waterman — aquaculture farming native oysters throughout the bay for his small scale oyster business, York River Oysters. Tommy spends his days working by the tides. At early morning high tide, […]

To say that Captain Chris Newsome has salt water running through his veins would be an understatement. Having grown up on the water, Chris spent years fishing in the traditional style before seeking out fly fishing as a new challenge. The Captain helped pioneer the sport in Eastern Virginia as one of the area’s first saltwater fly fishing guides.   […]

One question we hear time and time again: “What’s a pop-up shop all about?” Pop-up shops vary quite a bit from brand to brand. For us, we pop-ups aren’t just a temporary store, they’re one of the most true reflections of the Ledbury brand. The pop-up shop is an opportunity to build relationships with existing […]

Five years ago this week, Paul Watson and I opened the doors to a small loft in Richmond and launched a business that had been years in the making. There is a photo from the original launch party that recently resurfaced. Watson’s mother in-law took it. Back then, family members made up the majority of […]