SPOTSYLVANIA, Va., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Van Cleve Seafood Co., the all female and family owned creators of premium gourmet products, announce their product lines launching into 91 premium stores of the Safeway grocery chain. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161121/441792 The award-winning seafood company, which started in Spotsylvania, VA in 2001 with a seafood market, found their niche by providing high quality and one-of-a-kind gourmet items. The Van Cleve Seafood Co.'s signature product, Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie, is made using a 200 year old secret recipe from a historic Virginia manor and has been designated a Virginia's Finest product since 2006. The company is proud to include the Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie and their Chesapeake Scallop and Bacon Pie in the Safeway launch. "All of our products are made by hand with high quality seafood not typically found in the retail market, both of those factors set us apart from every other brand in the industry," said Monica Van Cleve-Talbert, one of the two daughters in the family company, "We are excited to launch eight products into Safeway stores including five of our own seafood sauces and marinades." Working behind the seafood counter for over a decade provided the Van Cleves the opportunity and experience in creating fusion sauces for their customers. "You have to really know the needs of the customers firsthand," added Monica. "So many of our customers were fearful of cooking seafood. We created our sauces and easy to prepare recipes to give them the confidence to cook more seafood and also to try new varieties maybe once outside of their comfort zone." They try to pair spices and fruits together, such as apricot and ginger and orange and chilies resulting in a burst of flavor that complements the seafood, allowing it to shine.