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COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

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About

   Crisfield's has been serving the
city of rye for more than 120 years. 

1880

Theodore settled in Rye, NY and had sufficient savings to open his own meat market on the northeast corner of 
Purdy Avenue & Purchase Street

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Theodore Fremd in his younger years.

1887

Theodore Fremd came to America from 

Baden-Württemberg, Germany 
at the young age of 17 as a
butcher's apprentice.

Fremd's Market in 1887

1942

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Livingston Platt (Left) & Theodore Fremd (Right) in his older years.

Theodore (Right) retired in 1942.

He spent 56 years as a Rye merchant

and over a decade serving as Mayor.

His devotion to Rye's community is still honored today as his friends and neighbors named Theodore Fremd Avenue in remembrance of him.

1947

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When Theodore Fremd passed away in 1947, he left Fremd’s Market to his trusted longtime employee Robert Crisfield.

Hence, the birth of Crisfield’s Market.

Robert P Crisfield's, Crisfield's Market Storefront
Theodore Fremd Street
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John Johnston - Owner of Crisfields (1970)
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John and Jackie Johnston bought the business in the 1970's and committed to continuing the Crisfield's legacy, and to which they did for 42 years.

John and Jackie Johnston outside Crisfields Prime Meats in Rye, New York.

2020

1970

After four decades of stewardship

and countless happy customers,

the Johnstons felt it was time to

retire and sell the business.

2021

William Ryan, owner of Crisfields Prime Meats in Rye, NY.

William Ryan purchased Crisfield's

from the Johnstons. William is the current owner of Crisfield's, and is in the process of giving Crisfield's a modern feel.