Local farmers such as Sam, from Syracuse, NY, supply our regional produce program.
Come Get the Freshest Produce in Town
Looking for a 24 count case of lettuce or a single head? MaineSource has the perfect quantity to fit your needs — whether you're shopping for a restaurant or for your home. MaineSource carries all the produce essentials, seasonal items and much more.
Local Seasonal Produce
MaineSource strives to bring in produce from local farms during peak seasonal times. We support the local farms which in turn allows us to offer the freshest items at our stores — all right from your back yard.
Fresh from the Fields
Our fleet of delivery trucks brings in just-picked produce six days a week, multiple times a day, from the top growing regions. We have your best interest at heart and negotiate with our partner farms on your behalf. We work diligently to obtain the choicest produce at the lowest prices; and we pass on that value to you.
There's no substitute for the taste of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Harvested at peak perfection, produce can be the star of an entrée or a standalone side dish. That’s why MaineSource ensures quality at every step: from initial seed to final shipping.
Today's customer is more concerned about food safety than ever before. From rigorous in-field inspections to foolproof packaging, MaineSource has implemented programs so you can be confident in the safety of the fruits and vegetables you're serving. Our partner farms are required to perform daily field checks and undergo frequent third party inspections to ensure produce is being grown and harvested in a safe environment, free from contamination. Only the choicest produce makes it into each individual package.
You can depend upon our produce’s rigorous standards of ultimate safety and freshness due to our exclusive Produce Express 5-Star Safety Program featuring a comprehensive program addressing safety at five key points.
In addition to delivering fresh-tasting produce, our state-of-the-art distribution facilities are outfitted with temperature-controlled storage rooms as well as delivery trucks. Environments are altered depending upon what type of produce is being stored. Specific rooms exist for especially sensitive produce such as tomatoes and bananas.
Markon 5-Star Program
• Third-party audits for Good Agricutural Pratices (GAP)
• Detailed specifications
• Daily Inspections
• Water Testing
2. Grower/Shipping Facilities
• Thrid-party audits for:
— Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
— Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HAACP) - Ready-Set-Serve only
• Regular daily/weekly inspections by Markon Staff
• Temperature monitors on trucks originating in California, Arizona, Florida and Mexico
4. Distibutor Warehouse
• Dedicated quality assurance staff
• Regulated warehouse temperature zones
• Third-party inspections
5. Your Kitchen
• Trace back to field level
• "Best If Used BY" dates on all Ready-Set-Serve inner and outer packaging
• Storage and handling information to help educate you