Blue Crab Bay Company Sold

by Ryan Miller

Pamela Barefoot, founder and longtime president of specialty food company Blue Crab Bay Co. in Melfa, has sold the company in an asset sale to Eastern Shore of Maryland native Elizabeth Lankford. Lankford’s family is well-known on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Her grandfather Stanley began Lankford Produce in 1964 and soon was joined by her father, Tom, and uncles Fred and Jim. In 1981, Lankford Produce merged with Sysco Corp., of which Lankford-Sysco Food Services, now Sysco Eastern Maryland, became a vital Rings 2017 online

Founded in 1985, Blue Crab Bay has evolved into a nationally recognized, award-winning specialty food brand, with a line that includes award-winning Virginia peanut snacks, Bloody Mary mixes, seafood seasonings and Blue Crab Stonewear. Barefoot plans to continue to work at Blue Crab Bay for at least two more years.

Pictured: Pam Barefoot and Elizabeth Lankford

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