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PICK-UP PRODUCE / PROVISIONS / ARTISAN GOODS
Deliveries available to the immediate area. Please call 917-627-9151
- ABOUT US -
TUESDAY - SUNDAY 9:30am - 5:30pm
Becky Wright had an idea to start a socially impactful business which her teenage daughters could practically run. It was to be in service of Stone Acres Farm, adjacent to her mid-century Stonington home and on whose board she sat. Formerly working long hours as an executive in health, wellness and music back in New York, she anticipated a summer of half- days at their farm stand, closing up after the veggies sold out to head to the beach.
Little did she know that her timeline would be accelerated by a lock-down in NY and a sudden, semi-permanent move with her family from NY to CT. Overnight, her plans (and mission) seemed more critical. Stone Acres lost it’s wedding and event revenue, but farms such as it were buoyed on the retail front by an increase in demand for food that was local and shopping that was small and uncrowded. To provide an outlet for those small farms in the corner of CT and RI seemed a very worthy place for her daughters and her to put their energy. They decided to name it after their great great grandfathers, with a nod toward their family’s textile mill in Warren, MA: William Wright and Co.
The model evolved as the needs of Watch Hill were better understood, and those needs aligned perfectly with our passions: sustainably farmed food and well-made, useful items. A space with the essence of Brooklyn and Becky's hometown of Hardwick, MA, and some of the very things she missed about them.
William Wright & Co is now affectionately referred to by the locals as just "The Stand", and still connecting local farms to the Watch Hill and Westerly communities. The bagged produce we sell is touched by only one person: the farmer. In most cases there is no army of pickers -- neither needed or afforded on these small acreages, usually with no middle agents.
WW & Co. strives to educate its customers about the benefits to one’s body and to one’s land of eating recently picked and responsibly farmed food. To pay attention to the quality of what goes ON as well as IN one’s body. We value proximity, with a little luxury thrown in for good measure. Also found riding shotgun: a few teens with real grit and determination, working in front of and behind the scenes.
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