The Pickup Staff

The Pickup Staff

Sarah Smith

The Pickup co-founder and Manager Sarah Smith can be found in many local food venues. Having managed the Skowhegan Farmers’ Market and run her own certified organic farm since 2005, she has successfully put Central Maine on the map for collaboration and food access issues. Sarah has represented farmers all over Maine and nationally at events in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming home to Maine, she worked as the student crew boss of the pastured pork operation and co-managed the garden at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. where she majored in biology. In her spare time, Sarah juggles the demands of three young children, 60 milk cows and five acres of mixed vegetables at her farm, Grassland Organic Farm in Skowhegan.

Ann and Andrew Mefferd

Ann and Andrew Mefferd have been running One Drop Farm since 2003. They grow certified organic produce in Cornville, Maine in ever-expanding gardens and extend the season with 5,000 square feet of hoop houses. The farm also produces seedlings in the spring, and value-added goods—such as hot sauce, barbeque sauce and salsa–in the fall. In addition to produce, they raise an ever-changing cast of livestock, which gives it character at any point in time. They strive to be as sustainable, fresh, flavorful and nutrient-dense as possible in everything they produce.

Our Mission

The mission of The Pickup is to make connections between farmer/producers and end users of Maine-made products. We work intimately with our suppliers, innovate within the ever-changing climate of local foods, and consolidate sourcing for buyers of all sizes throughout Maine. The Pickup also bridges the gap between Maine-grown products and low-income consumers through increased access and creative partnerships. Our work results in rich relationships and the continued health of Maine agriculture.

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Our Vision

Convenient, affordable and regular access to sustainably-raised Maine foods for families, businesses and institutions in Maine. More Maine farmland in sustainable production. A viable agricultural economy attracting new generations of growers and producers. A preserved natural landscape feeding a healthier and more dedicated population of Maine food eaters. This is what The Pickup sees inside every one of our Grocery Delivery shares, every truckload out the door and after every handshake with our farmers.