[VIDEO] The People Behind the Products: Jarrett Bay Oyster Co.

aws | January 26, 2017

Kolby’s Passion:

“I grew up on a tobacco farm. We had about 60 acres of tobacco. As you know farming isn’t for everybody; you’ve got to know hard work. It’s the same way with oyster farming, you don’t come out here and mess around. You have to go out and do your job no matter what. If it’s blowing 30 miles an hour, you still have to come out here and get oysters. The wind is blowing, it’s raining, most people would hate being out there. I love it.” 

“There’s nothing like being out in the water to me. The moment I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life was when I came out here for the first time, and I got to see the beautiful water, got to go out on the boat… I was probably six or seven years old and just loved it.”

“Now, it’s about more than that. Just providing food for someone is a passion of mine. Nothing can beat it because you’re providing them with something that they enjoy and whenever they come back and tell you that it’s something they love and they want more of it, then that makes you work even harder for what you do.”