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Ken Hahn

(207) 712-7988
CSAmanager@thepickupCSA.com

After a career of more than 20 years in retail and restaurant management, Ken, his wife, and their two children, decided to move to the Belgrade Lakes area and start a small, diversified farm. In addition to running their farm where they produce pork, lamb, and vegetables they also offer permaculture design and consulting services. He began managing the grocery delivery service at The Pickup in April 2016 and loves his work with both farmers and the families eating local food.


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Sarah Smith

(207) 399-4923
thepickupcsa@gmail.com

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.


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Kristin Wallaker

(207) 779-7267

Kristin Wallaker R.H.N. is a recent addition to the state of Maine, moving down from her home country of Canada. Although born and mostly raised in northern Saskatchewan it was while living in Western Canada that she grew interested in food. After receiving a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and completing the Master Gardeners course in Calgary, AB., she went on to spend a season on an organic farm in Ontario. It was her experience in raising farm food that helped to meld her life around nutrition and local food. She feels passionate that when people start buying local food, it is physically, mentally, and economically healthy for the entire community. Local food puts the power back into our hands, and essentially, that is where a person’s health begins. When she is not delivering goodies for The Pickup, she can be found playing on her land with her son Chandler in their herb gardens. Or, behind the bar at the Inn on Winter’s Hill in Kingfield, where they serve farm fresh food from The Pickup and drinks made with her own hand crafted syrups made from fruits, herbs, and raw honey. She likes to have engaging conversations with people about food, and to provide it, whether it be groceries, or dinner.


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Ann Mefferd

farmers@onedropfarm.com

Ann Mefferd is an organic farmer, mother of two, and a passionate advocate for rural Maine. In addition to her contributions to The Pickup, she is “Supreme Commander” of Seedlings by Annie at One Drop Farm, an organic seedling nursery specializing in an adventurous variety of vegetable starts. She is a contributing editor to Growing For Market magazine, a nation-wide sustainable agriculture publication for direct-market farmers owned and operated by she and her husband, Andrew. Ann also serves as Chairwoman of the Maine Grain Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit, home of The Kneading Conference, preserving and promoting grain traditions from earth to hearth. To satiate her desire to help protect Maine’s natural resources, Ann sits as a Supervisor for the Somerset Soil and Water Conservation District.


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.