A Vermont-based fine food distributor with
a hyper-focus on local.

If you are lucky enough to live in our little corner of New England, you undoubtedly have seen our Black River Produce trucks with the big red strawberry careening the back roads of Vermont and neighboring states.

Black River Produce is a Vermont-based, food distribution company focused on locally produced and sustainably farmed foods. Since 1978, we have connected family farms and micro producers with our retail and foodservice network of nearly 3,000 customers. Our customers include restaurants, retail food co-ops and markets, country clubs, farmers markets, resorts and inns, educational and healthcare institutions and more.

Fresh House | Local Focus

  • A passion for building a more dynamic local food system by connecting you to the highest quality farms and micro producers throughout New England.
  • Reps who are your neighbors, who care about your success and your community.

As your local New England fine food distributor, we offer:

  • Quick access to nearly 9,000 SKUs with a hyper-focus on local.
  • Direct connection to more than 600 of the highest quality farms and purveyors.

Business terms to help your bottom line:

  • Low order minimums of $300 or 15 cases per delivery preserve your cashflow.
  • Split cases available on many items.
  • Frequent deliveries; up to 6 days per week.
  • Late-in-the-day order cut offs.
  • A fleet of 53 trucks and professional drivers.

Enjoy one-stop shopping:

  • Our tremendous seafood program with daily pick-ups from the Boston pier and on-site cutting of swordfish and halibut.
  • Fresh floral right from the truck to you.
  • Humanly and sustainably-raised beef and pork from regional family farms.
  • Specialty groceries — we source the unique and hard-to-find.
  • And of course, amazing produce.

Become a part of the Black River Produce team.

Since its inception, Black River Produce has been deeply rooted in the Southern Vermont community and economy. We currently employ 150 employees based in our headquarters in North Springfield, Vermont.


Service Areas

We are proud to be the fresh connection to more than 600 farms and small purveyors, distributing to more than 3,000 institutions, restaurants, and retail markets.

  • Our reach spans across Vermont, New Hampshire, the Adirondack and Capitol regions of New York and the Berkshires.
  • Our fleet of 53 trucks, run an average of 23 routes per day.
  • Our 3 short-haul refrigerated vans can course-correct when breakdowns occur, or weather inhibits our bigger trucks from making it up treacherous mountain roads.
  • Our new, in-house, service garage means Black River Produce trucks are in top mechanical shape, minimizing mechanically related service interruptions.
  • Read about our continued investment in our transportation infrastructure, with our purchase of 9 new delivery trucks.

Refrigerated Freight Services

Our commitment will always be to local product and to environmentally efficient transportation logistics. That means we might prefer to offer freight services for vendors from whom we purchase directly, but we also work with independent businesses who would prefer to solely take advantage of the strength of our transportation division.

Our trained drivers travel our extensive network every day to pick up product from farms and other vendors. That product can then be transported back to our warehouse where it is consolidated into the trucks headed to their customers or into tractor-trailers bound for Boston and larger markets.

Call our Transportation Department at 802-886-6280 to let us help you scale your business to reach more New England customers.