|“I’m always thinking
about the farm. Always
looking for another
opportunity. You might
say it’s daydreaming
with a purpose.”
— Charles M. Wright, IV
|Wright's Market is a proud
partner with the MD Dept of
Agriculture's Maryland's Best
program. Eat Local!
For over 60 years, and through now five generations, the Wright family of Wicomico County, Maryland has
provided the local community, as well as vacationers, superior agricultural products.
What started out as a part-time learning process for Charles M. Wright, Jr., has now evolved into a well-managed
farming business and 13,000 square foot retail market, providing only the highest quality vegetables and fruits,
plus seasonal and gift items for their customers. No more are the days of selling vegetables off the back of the
pickup… the Wrights have grown tremendously through family tradition and values, determination and
commitment to quality and are now a familiar landmark along Route 50 in Mardela Springs, Maryland.
Charles M. Wright, III helped grow the business, bringing in sons, Charles IV and Tim. Charles IV now manages
the daily activities of the farm. He and his wife, Michelle, took the family’s vision for a large-scale retail farm
market, and guided it into reality, and have recently welcomed their son, Charles V, into management of the
farm. The current market, which opened in October, 2001 has allowed the Wrights to share not only their
delicious fruits and vegetables, but expand into home and garden items, outdoor Amish-made furniture, giftware,
an in-store bakery and on-site greenhouse.
Their steady growth has not allowed one thing to change, however - the family’s commitment to their
customers. Friendly Eastern Shore hospitality abounds every time you enter the market or enjoy the activities
available on the farm. The Wrights enjoy seeing the many loyal customers return year after year, and love
making the new friends who come through each season.
In addition to their vision for growth, the Wrights believe in preserving agriculture through education and
awareness. Charles IV is active with the boards of the Wicomico County Farm Bureau and Maryland-Delaware
Watermelon Association, and provides enrichment programs for local young farmers. He also actively follows ag-
land preservation and farm legislation within the state government and serves on the Board of Directors of
MARBIDCO. The Wrights firmly believe in the future of agriculture, especially on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Michelle is Secretary/Treasurer of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association and continues to be involved in many
civic and charitable activities.
Beginning during the 2001 season and continuing today, the Wrights embraced the opportunity to have local
children and families tour their farm and participate in activities through school or daycare field trips, or during a
weekend stop when traveling. Over 2,000 children and teachers participate in field trips to Wright's Market each
season! From educational corn and pumpkin mazes, to a hayride or special on-the-farm crafts, the Wrights
provide the opportunity to have fun while learning about life on the farm and the importance of agriculture. After
all, as Charles IV explains while pointing to his children, Charles V and Morgan (who also help with the market),
“Don’t forget… that’s our future. Yours and mine.”
The Wright family welcomes you to their farm and market, and looks forward to serving you for years, and
generations, to come.
Check out Charles' feature with the MD Dept. of Ag!
THE WRIGHT'S MARKET STORY....
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Cornerstone Farms, Inc. t/a Wright's Market
9300 Old Railroad Road, Mardela Springs, MD 21837
Phone: 410-742-8845 Fax: 443-260-1925