Maines produce is a direct buyer meaning there are no middle men touching the product. It comes directly from the farms guaranteeing product is fresher and of a higher quality. Our affiliation with Markon give us "boots in the fields" which are inspectors choosing only the best available growers and fields to pack our product. All growers for Markon have to be GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) as well as HACCP approved. Processors for Markon need GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices) as well as HACCP approved. All of this is audited by our inspectors weekly and sometimes daily visits.
Produce is brought in daily to our state-of-the-art distribution center which regularly scores excellent on the most stringent of audits. Our team of trained produce professionals receives, QC's, selects and delivers the produce to our stores while keeping the cold chain in tact throughout. Produce is procured directly from the major growing areas of the country including locally whenever possible. As a member of the "Pride of NY," we support our local farmers by bringing them the information we need to meet our food safety requirements so we can distribute their product. Our produce is sourced based on the highest quality, yields, food safety and consistency in the industry. Our buying power means competitive pricing for our customers — whether you are a restaurant or preparing for your family's home table.
Maines technology allows us to have full traceability with all our produce as well as tracking temperatures throughout the distribution chain. Maines Produce Express is the distributor of choice for many of the countries most successful restaurant chains such as Chili's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Cornell University, Binghamton University as well as many health care facilities and hospitals. Simply put, Maines Produce means peace of mind that your eating the freshest, safest produce available.