Lancaster, VA – Deborah and Terry Haydon are the co-owner of DT Callis Seafood, a thriving oyster processing business in the Chesapeake Bay area. The family business dates back to the 1950s and was recently relaunched in June of 2017.
“Oysters are making a comeback,” says Deborah. “The resurgent East Coast market for fresh oysters is bringing back the industry and the growing demand will ensure the future of our company.”
DT Callis Seafood harvests and purchases the freshest local oysters from watermen in the Chesapeake Bay area. Their oysters are boxed for the half-shell market and the remainder are shucked, cleaned, processed and packaged in quart and gallon containers for restaurants and seafood establishments.
Deborah and Terry even have plans to restore the old Callis Oyster House and convert it into a new processing house/restaurant serving surf and turf, especially Callis Seafood oysters.
“When Callis Seafood started back in the '50s, the owner of another seafood processing plant helped Mr. Callis build his business for its first year,” says Deborah. “That's what people did back then. They helped one another not only to get started but get their feet under them. We want to bring back that feeling and help revitalize our community.”
For more information on DT Callis Seafood, visit www.dtcallisseafood.com
For more information on Deborah Haydon please visit https://linkedIn.com/in/dtcallisseafood2014/