The Maine Harvest Company
The Maine Harvest Company, LLC will be a food aggregation and processing facility located in the Brunswick/Topsham, Maine area focusing on lightly processing and freezing produce in an effort to create greater value for producers and increase access to healthy local foods year round for consumers.
We plan to source from a five county area, including: Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec and Lincoln Counties.
We are currently looking for farmers interested in processing their green beans, edamame (soy beans), tomatoes, peppers, onions, butternut squash, zucchini/summer squash and pumpkin to work with us for the 2013 season. We are here to help with crop planning and budgeting to help farmers put more land into production, creating a new stream of revenue in addition to their current operations, and/or to help new farmers get started!
As the business grows, MHC will continue to bring new equipment online to help expand our list of services and products. We will also be developing a shared equipment resource to help farmers put more acreage into production and reduce the capital cost of equipment for smaller producers.
We will offer three service lines:
- A processing service whereby producers may retain ownership of their produce, pay a fee for service and receive a value-added product that they can offer their existing customers with a co-branded label, helping to build their farm brand and quality recognition
- An aggregation service that takes first quality produce and aggregates it to enable smaller producers to enter larger retail markets such as Hannaford and Shaws with a co-branded label
- A wholesale service where the facility will purchase second quality produce to aggregate and repack or process under their own name in order to get more local food into our institutions, schools and to our regional distributors - while also capturing value from produce that is currently being composted or used for pig feed
The Maine Harvest Company, LLC will be privately owned and operated.
Maine Harvest Company, LLC