Grocery Delivery

The Pickup CSA is a local foods grocery subscription program

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a model for purchasing local food where you receive a “share” of the harvest, receiving a weekly box of seasonal items.

The Pickup partners with over 70 local farmers and food producers in Central Maine

Bringing you the very best in seasonal foods. A much broader selection than you’ll find at the local farmers market. In addition to fruits and vegetables, we offer eggs, grass-fed and pasture-raised meats, fresh bread, and specialty food items including coffee, honey, maple syrup, jam, cider, and much more. By carefully planning and coordinating with our farmers and producers, we’re able to provide a diverse basket of items year-round.

 

Four Share Options:

garden-shareWeekly Produce: Garden Share ($25/week)

A selection of fresh, local, seasonal vegetables and fruits, plus one specialty food item such as Maine Grains, jam, maple syrup, honey, sea vegetables, mushrooms, cider, & more!

Plow-share

Half Grocery + Weekly Produce: Plow Share ($35/week)

Weekly produce + bread and eggs twice a month. Cheese once per month, plus additional specialty food items.

harvest-share

Full Grocery + Weekly Produce: Harvest Share ($50/week)

Weekly produce, bread, eggs, and milk every week. Additionally, you’ll receive cheese twice a month, plus additional specialty food items.

Want to choose your items every week?

Shopper Select Share ($35/week)

This is the share for you! Log into your account each week between Thursday morning and Sunday evening, and order at least $35 of items from the store. You can select anything from seasonal veggies and fruits to milk, eggs, meats, breads and specialty items, such as cider, syrup, jam and coffee. (If you don’t create a custom order by Sunday night, you’ll automatically receive the Plow Share.)

Add Ons:

meat-shareHalf or Full Meat Share ($20 – $40/week)

A selection of local meats, varying each week. This is a great way to try goat, lamb, or rabbit in addition to more standard items, such as beef, pork and chicken. A typical Half Share might include 1 lb. ground beef, 1 lb. pork sausage, and 1 lb. chicken breast. Full Meat shares receive double the quantities listed above.

flower-shareFlower Share ($10/week)

(Available June 1 through September 30.) A weekly bouquet of seasonal flowers! A great way to add some color to your home and your life.

IMG_1272Our only requirement is that you prepay for a minimum of four deliveries. You can order one of the preset share baskets filled with the best items for the week or order your own items in the Shopper Select share to meet the weekly minimum if $35. You’re always welcome to add additional items to any share, such eggs, bread, milk and more.

When you sign up for a standard box, all you need to do is pick it up at your selected location. Your groceries will be ready for pickup at a specific time and day of the week at the location you’ve selected. If you opt for the choose-your-own products “Shopper Select” share or want to add items to your standing order, you must log into your account before Sunday evening to order. You can start, stop, or postpone your weekly order at any time, as long as you let us know by Sunday evening.

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Why Support The Pickup?

Convenience. Stop in at The Pickup Café each week to pick up your basket OR choose delivery at a site near you.

Health and Wellness. There’s no better way to keep your family healthy than to bring home a basket of freshly picked, nutrient-dense food, week after week.

Education. We send you a weekly newsletter that features nutritional tips and recipes for using items in the basket.

Support Local. By investing in The Pickup, you’re supporting dozens of farmers and food businesses, building a strong local economy, and helping to maintain a beautiful working landscape in the community.

The Pickup CSA FAQ
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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.