The H.M. Terry Story

H.M. Terry came to the Eastern Shore in the late 1800’s to grow Ocean Salt Oysters for Blue Point Oyster Company on Long Island, New York.  In 1903 the elder Henry Terry established his own oyster operation, and the Sewansecott brand was born.


Four Generations and 106 years later the Terry family is still producing the quality seafood that made the original Sewansecott brand so popular... Great salty taste, quality, & freshness Guaranteed!

Today our oysters and clams are hatchery produced from the best natural Virginia brood stock available, and then grown to market size in the pristine waters of Hog Island Bay, located within the 80 mile chain of undeveloped barrier islands of the Virginia Coast Reserve.  This entire area has been designated and protected as a United Nations Biosphere Reserve, and our sustainable harvesting methods reflect our dedication to ecological preservation.