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Williams Brother's Wholesale Bananas

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First off let me say, The Yummy Banana loves to hear stories about peoples lives and how bananas have been related to them. If you have such a story, please email it to us by clicking here.

I was contacted by Paul Williams, grandson of a man who started the Williams Brother's Wholesale Banana company. The Williams Brother's Wholesale Bananas originated back in the 1940s where Paul's grandfather and his brothers "would pickup a truckload of bananas that were unloaded off the boat in Manhattan. The drivers would then deliver up through New York City and into Connecticut".

Williams Brother's Wholesale BananasThey continued to sell bananas up and down the eastern coast in the 1940s and 1950s. The story does not tell why the company stopped doing business and furthermore, it seems that the Williams family does not have much information on this company as the grandfather has since passed away.

I call out to all of the Yummy Banana readers and ask that if you have any information on the Williams Brother's Wholesale Bananas, please leave a comment. We would love to know further information on this great story. Paul has been kind enough to show us a bit of history with this picture of an original Williams Brother's banana crate and an order form (click on image to enlarge).

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Does anyone know where I can get wholesale banana leaves?

Written by Madhavadasa on Oct 4, 2007 11:37 AM

i like banana. =)

Written by kayleigh on May 19, 2010 12:52 PM

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