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14 Amelia Drive – Pip & Anchor Ventures

Remain Ventures purchased 14 Amelia Drive in 2021 to build a market dedicated to local, sustainable foods. Previously home to a natural food store, the Remain team was confident that the location and the demand for healthy sustainable food would be the right ingredients for a successful business. 

The Vision

To impact the local food system by making connections between businesses, farmers and nonprofits to foster efficiencies, food security, environmental sustainability and economic viability. 

The Mission

Open a small market dedicated to the freshest, locally sourced produce and products by supporting businesses and farmers from the region.

The Project

was made possible through Remain Ventures.

Make a Pip Stop

Local Market and Grocer

Remain purchased 14 Amelia Drive and opened a grocery store to sell locally-sourced products, support regional farmers and makers and provide access to healthy food for Nantucket

Annye Camara, proprietor and namesake of Annye’s Whole Foods, long believed that better food leads to better health for all islanders. That concept continues, following the sale of her storefront at 14 Amelia Drive to Remain Ventures in 2021. With the purchase of the building, Remain’s mission to strengthen the economic vitality of the island expanded to include food and agriculture initiatives and address environmental and social resilience. To advance regenerative food systems across the island and around the region, Remain developed a tenant-landlord collaboration with local food hub curator, 100 Mile Makers, through its new store concept, Pip & Anchor. In 2021, business owners Rita Higgins, Mayumi Hattori and Chris Sleeper identified an opportunity for equitable community access to healthy food, further strengthening the local economy by supporting local growers and makers. Remain partnered with them to open Pip & Anchor in the spring of 2022.


By combining an online model with a brick and mortar storefront to make shopping and eating local foods more convenient, Pip & Anchor also fosters a healthier community. The team collaborates with nonprofit organizations like Nantucket Resource Partnership and other businesses like The Corner Table, to promote educational opportunities, provide fresh local food to those in need, raise awareness about minimizing food waste and encourage food entrepreneurs.


Central to the grocery store’s mission is the Nourishing Nantucket program. In partnership with private donors, Nantucket Resouce Partnership and other organizations dedicated to feeding the food insecure, the Pip team is able to donate boxes of fresh produce to over 80 Nantucket families weekly. To learn more about the Send It Box program or find ways to support their work, please reach out to Chris Sleeper at Pip & Anchor. 

A dedicated team

The founders of Pip & Anchor had a dream to open a market featuring all locally grown or made products


Feeding food insecure families is all in a day’s work for the Pip team and Nourishing Nantucket

Delicious Cuisine

All of the wonderful chefs at Pip serve up delicious meals that are ready to go or can be enjoyed at the market

Partner: Pip & Anchor

Welcome to Nantucket’s local market. Fresh, sustainably sourced produce and artisanal goods from Nantucket’s farmers and producers.

Explore Pip & Anchor

Partner: Nantucket Resource Partnership

A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to develop community-wide systems that will enhance the provision of social services on Nantucket. 

Explore Nantucket Resource Partnership

Partner: The Corner Table

The Corner Table Cafe provides a year-round gathering place for residents and visitors to meet and grab good food and coffee to eat in or take out.

Explore the Corner Table and Culinary Center

By the numbers

Pip & Anchor has become a locally-sourced cornerstone in the community. Beyond their commitment to sourcing fresh, sustainable ingredients and fostering ties with local farmers, they also supply local seasonal produce to families experiencing food-insecurity on the island.

  • 101

    Local farms that grow food for Nantucket shoppers at Pip & Anchor
  • 200

    Makers who supply produce and goods for sale in the market
  • 80

    Send It Boxes distributed every week to over 300 people on Nantucket
  • 1

    Very popular coffee counter
“The Pip & Anchor mission is to build a healthy community by reconnecting people to local food and goods. Remain's support of our project allows us to keep moving forward toward this mission. Together we're building a stronger local economy, tackling food insecurity and creating a regenerative business model and workplace. We have high hopes this project will be a model for the future of food businesses while continuing to strengthen our local food system.”

Co-Founder, Pip & Anchor

Resources and Press


Read the latest news about Remain Nantucket, Remain Ventures and our many island partners who are working to make the community more sustainable, viable and resilient. Please come back frequently for updates.

100 Mile Makers moving to Annye’s as Pip & Anchor

The Inquirer and Mirror (April 1, 2021) — There are about 200 farms within 100 miles of Nantucket, but most of the vegetables Mayumi Hattori finds at Stop & Shop are from California. As the former head chef of The Club Car, Hattori built a philosophy around using food grown locally or in New England,…

Ventures Local Economy

ReMain Nantucket Purchases Annye's Whole Foods Building to Continue Healthy Food Vision for Island Blog (May 25, 2021) — Annye Camara, proprietor and namesake of Annye’s Whole Foods, has long believed that better food leads to better health for all on Nantucket. That concept will continue and expand, following the sale of her mid-island storefront to ReMain Ventures. Read the full article below. ReMain Nantucket Purchases…

Local Economy

Mayumi Hattori: How A James Beard Finalist Became Nantucket's Local Grocer

Nantucket Current (November 17, 2023) — From a young age, Mayumi Hattori’s family impressed upon her the importance of eating ethically and joyfully. Her mother hailed from Spain and her father from Japan, making her a first-generation American. Read the full story at the Nantucket Current here.

Ventures Community Local Economy

Remain Ventures invests in buildings and mission-related businesses that strengthen the island’s year-round economy and spark innovation that brings long-term value to its residents. Remain’s buildings not only reflect a commitment to the wise use of energy and natural resources, they also serve as gathering places and critical cornerstones of the community. The entrepreneurial work of Ventures is implemented as private investments and contracts through its impact-focused limited liability company.

Remain Ventures