DRINK is an authorized vendor of Marshallberg Farm Caviar. We keep their 30-g tins in stock and are happy to fill larger orders.
Stop by and grab a tin for everyday enjoyment or to take for your celebration to the next level.
Osetra caviar comes only from Russian sturgeon (acipenser gueldenstaedii).
In the traditional caviar hierarchy, the Caspian Sea sturgeon species produce the best caviars in the world.
Of these, the top 3 are Beluga, Osetra and Sevruga. Osetra caviar is shadowed only by Beluga, with Sevruga in third place.
Ossetra (also Osetra, Oscetra) caviar refers specifically to the roe of Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), referred to as the Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus) in some regions (N. Fletcher, Caviar, Reaction Books Ltd. 2010). The “Osetra” label is reserved for Russian sturgeon caviar the way that the label “Black Angus” beef can only come from the exceptional breed of cattle that bears that name. There are 27 sturgeon species worldwide, including white sturgeon (acipenser transmontanous), Siberian sturgeon (acipenser baerii) and Sevruga (acipenser stellatus). These varieties do not produce Osetra.
Marshallberg Farm is proud to produce domestic, sustainable, quality Osetra caviar and Russian sturgeon meat. With facilities in eastern and western North Carolina, we are the largest producer of Russian sturgeon and Osetra caviar in the U.S.A.
Marshallberg Farm breed pure Russian sturgeon for genuine Osetra caviar (no hybrids). They do not use growth hormones or antibiotics. The only ingredients in this domestic caviar are roe and salt.
NO HORMONES • NO BORAX • NO ANTIBIOTICS
Due to overfishing, virtually all caviar from Caspian Sea sturgeon species (and most others) is currently farmed. Caspian sturgeon species are critically endangered in the wild. More than 80% of caviar in the world is produced in China. Unlike China, the U.S. enforces strict food, safety and environmental regulations. Therefore, unlike imports, U.S. farms can not use hormones (for egg release stimulation), antibiotics (to counteract infection do to poor conditions and surgical procedures) and borax(used as a “hardening” agent for forced (mushy) ovulated eggs) in aquaculture.