Russian sturgeon produce one of the most expensive and sought after caviar, and it’s almost always imported from Russia and Europe; personally, I hadn’t found this species raised in the United States at all until I heard about the operations at Marshallberg Farm.
Based in Lenoir, North Carolina, Marshallberg Farm is producing top-quality roe in the US using a sustainable aquaculture to raise Russian sturgeon, decreasing the demand on wild populations for this most profitable and high-demand delicacy. Osetra caviar specifically refers to the roe of Russian sturgeon, and Marshallberg farm sells superior osetra and classic ostera at high price tags ($93 for a 30 gram sample of superior). I’m touring the farm with Sabine Mader, the farm manager at Marshallberg, and the experience has completely changed the way I view farmed fish.
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