For a quarter century, the Blue Crab Bay Co. has safely navigated the perils facing small businesses on the Eastern Shore. The internationally recognized specialty foods producer has come back from a fire, weathered a recession and successfully reached beyond what some might view as an isolated location to a larger market seeking their high-quality specialty foods. Their location is the source and inspiration of many of their products including clam-juice infused Bloody Mary mix or Bay seasoned spicy snacks. In addition to the scores of jobs it has kept in the community over many years, it is a beacon for other businesses and a testament to resilience on the Eastern Shore.
“Now in our 27th year of business, we know full well what companies in economically challenged areas must go through to survive. Resilience has always been a hallmark of Blue Crab Bay Co., from the early years when our start-up business was lost in a fire to the most recent challenges of keeping the doors open in a tough financial climate.”
Pamela Barefoot, President
29368 Atlantic Drive
Accomack Airport Industrial Park
Melfa, Virginia 23410