Our Story

  Tony Russo

Tony Russo

 

We are a small, family-owned and family-operated business with deep, local roots and a meaningful history of giving back to the community.  We are also recognized as industry pioneers in sourcing local produce, and offering unique, cross cultural products. Long before “local” became the trendy term that it is today, A. Russo & Sons intuitively recognized the priceless relationship between wholesalers and local farmers.

This is in part because the founder of Russo’s, our great-grandfather Antonio Russo, owned his own farm in Watertown back in the early 1900s. He sold tomatoes, beans and lettuce to his neighbors and at Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market in Boston.

Today, Tony Russo, continues to respect, admire and nurture relationships with local farmers. In fact, in the 1970s Tony was a pioneer in this regard. He was a supporter of the then-nascent slogan 'Massachusetts, Grown & Fresher' - which supported local farming - rolled out by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture and overlooked at that time by far too many.

Russo's is dedicated to providing the highest quality produce to its wholesale and retail customers. Tony works tirelessly to source his products from the best local, regional, national and international growers. Tony is committed to selling his incredible selection of wholesale and retail products at the best prices.

 Our first retail store "Town Garden" was located on Main Street in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Our first retail store "Town Garden" was located on Main Street in Watertown, Massachusetts.

 Olgo Russo, Gildo Russo and Antonio "Papa" Russo at our original warehouse on Lexington Street in Watertown.

Olgo Russo, Gildo Russo and Antonio "Papa" Russo at our original warehouse on Lexington Street in Watertown.