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Lakeside Delivers with Crown O’Maine

June 26, 2017

Lakeside Family Farm Teams Up with Crown O’Maine To Better Serve Maine

Starting this week, Lakeside Family Farm LLC & Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative will team up on distribution – bringing key efficiencies to servicing an aligned customer base. Existing and new customers can expect great conventional and organic local produce delivered efficiently statewide.

This team involves two highly respected Maine farm families and enterprises joining forces to work together for a greater whole. Their shared ethos of practicality, hard work, and integrity is what brings them together and what will ground the success of their partnership. We all know Maine needs critical mass in our farming and food producing efforts. This is a bold step towards a shared vision for Maine’s farming future. Both companies look forward to bringing their partners – vendors AND customers, closer together through more efficient Maine miles. 

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Crown O’Maine distributes locally grown and produced foods from over 100 Maine producers year round. Crown O’Maine’s centrally located warehouse, in North Vassalboro, Maine, offers service both to farmers and to a diverse set of markets. In 2016 COM launched a DSD Hannaford program with 30 local stores participating and will be expanding its produce and specialty foods lines this year and into the future.

For over a decade, Lakeside Family Farm has been committed to providing More Maine Food to More Maine people from its mixed vegetable farm located in central Maine. Lakeside provides over 30 different vegetables to Hannaford’s Close to Home program and to Maine distributors and institutions. Lakeside also spearheads the informal ‘Maine Farmers Food Hub’ – Maine farms working together to  pool some of their production and shared sales and complementary delivery logistics.

COM offers a statewide distribution system and an established organic network, and LFF offer access to a wide array of local conventional produce. Starting in July, Lakeside Family Farm products will be delivered on Crown O’Maine trucks. Customers can still look forward to hearing Sarah’s voice with updates from the fields, and you can expect to continue to hear from Sarah as the delivery and ordering process transitions to Kate Simonds, at Crown O’Maine sales.  Stew will continue to be the farmer! He’ll manage production and LFF will continue to check in throughout the season with crop updates, quality checks, and to hear your feedback on how things are going!

Both companies continue with their current high product quality and food safety standards. Both continue their respected level of service and product guarantees.

To learn more about how you can be a part of this effort, please contact:

Sarah Redfield & Stew Smith, Lakeside Family Farm, 207-752-1721; 207-475-7505

Marada Cook, General Manager, Crown O’Maine 207-877-7444

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