ABOUT BEEKMAN 1802
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, known to the world (thanks to their reality television show) as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys", founded Beekman 1802 Mercantile in 2008. But actually, they consider themselves to be running a 211-year-old company.
When Josh and Brent stumbled across the Beekman 1802 Farm in upstate New York, they had no plans to create a business around it. But like Judge William Beekman, who originally built the farm over 200 years ago, they were inspired by the land and the community to build something lasting. In fact, Beekman himself opened the area's first Mercantile, right across the street from where the farm still stands.
Also like William Beekman, Josh, Brent and their team collaborate with local farmers, craftspersons & artisans to produce most of what you find both online and in their physical Mercantile on Main Street in Sharon Springs, NY. They work with their neighbors to help them grow their businesses. They produce goods seasonally, because, well, that's how their goats, chickens, pigs, garden & trees do it.
They like to think that the values that made William Beekman's original Mercantile a success are still valid today. Because even though Beekman 1802 Mercantile is now "the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America," they believe that they'll never ever go wrong as long as they treat every single person like they are their next door neighbor.