Virginia seafood supplier Van Cleve Seafood Co. is poised to make its beloved Chesapeake crab pie a household favorite throughout the United States.
In late June, the company — which claims its blue crab and red crab pies were passed down from the family of American Civil War General Robert E. Lee’s — launched its line of seafood products at upscale retailer Whole Foods, according to local news outlet fredericksburg.com. This month, the company will expand into Giant Food stores, as well.
At Walmart’s 2015 US Manufacturing Summit in Arkansas, held July 7-8, Monica Van Cleve of the all-female, family-run business was on hand to pitch the products to the retail giant. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke with Van Cleve about the products and her hopes to bring them to the world.