Wholesale Local Foods from Maine

Bring local food to your restaurant, school or institution with wholesale foods from Maine!

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The Pickup partners with over 70 local farmers and food producers in the greater Skowhegan area to bring you the very best in seasonal foods. In addition to fruits and vegetables, we offer eggs, butter, grass-fed meat, fresh bread, and specialty-food items like coffee, honey, maple syrup, and much more. And by carefully planning and coordinating with our farmers and producers, we’re able to offer a diverse range of items all year-round. Our products are available in both fancy and utility grades.

The Pickup delivers weekly orders to restaurants, schools, hospitals and other institutions that want to serve the freshest, most nutrient-dense, and most seasonal foods possible. Minimum orders are $150 a week.

Quality Standards

Each of our Wholesale farm vendors must take our Basics of Food & Farm Safety training. In addition, they are required to have liability insurance. We offer products from an increasing number of farms who meet HACCP or GAP food safety standards and work closely with growers to understand new Federal FSMA regulations.

Additionally, we inspect all produce as it comes into our facility for quality. We maintain the integrity and safety of these food products through proper storage at our warehouse and by delivering to our accounts in a refrigerated box truck.

how-we-buyThe Pickup is proud to support agriculture in Maine. The majority of our growers are small producers and are certified organic or produce their product by chemical free methods. Our business model helps farmers to grow what they grow well and to grow more of it! We meet with growers and producers each January to discuss which products we are looking for and we design a calendar of products from week to week that supports all of the growers interested in selling to us! If you are a grower or food producer interested in selling your products to The Pickup please request an account at thepickup.localorbit.com.

Wholesale Weekly Purchasing

The Pickup Wholesale will deliver to any wholesale location within a 150-mile radius of Skowhegan, Maine. After you sign up, we’ll email you each week with a list of available food for wholesale purchase. We offer access to wholesale products year round. Deliveries are made south of Skowhegan on Mondays and Wednesdays in the peak of the season, and on Wednesdays only from December through April. Deliveries are made north of Skowhegan on Thursdays.

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.