Vermont's premier local food distributor is your fresh connection
With collaboration, comes growth.
Quality counts—we have it in spades.


We take food grown right here in Vermont, and from family-owned farms across the country, and distribute it throughout New England. As an experienced food distributor, our strong relationships with over 600 farms and purveyors allow us to supply our customers with the freshest produce, meat, seafood, cheese, dairy, and specialty items.

What's New

The latest news from Black River Produce

Last week our Outside Sales team embarked on a tour of a select group of farms and purveyors that we work with in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire. It was a great learning experience for us all. Unfortunately we picked the two hottest days of the year! We started the day at Harlow...
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“Can I choose the local farm my produce comes from when I place my order?” As local products become more readily available, this question comes up routinely from our produce purchasing customers. We like to keep produce moving to guarantee peak freshness; in between the time we pick up produce...
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Your Fresh Connection to Local Farms

What are the best things to eat? Fresh fruit and veggies. Ethically-raised meat. Sustainable seafood. Locally-raised eggs. This focus on local is not new for us; it’s been our passion since the company’s start as a produce distributor. We’re proud of our strong and personal relationships with growers, livestock producers, and purveyors here in Vermont and just beyond.

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Our Commitment

Black River Produce distributes and delivers high quality products and services to its over 3,000 customers.

One of the greatest things about Black River Produce is their multi-faceted commitment to local businesses. BRP plays a role as a supplier, a purchaser, a distributor, and a shipper for our business. Without BRP,  Vermont Fresh would not be where it is today!
Owners, Vermont Fresh Pasta
The Farmhouse Group has a dedicated local first purchasing philosophy with a very diverse set of product needs. Black River Produce understands our business, speaks our language, and helps provide access to local farm products that we would not otherwise be able to get our hands on. They are very much a partner in our local food purchasing mission.
Owner, The Farmhouse Group
Black River supports local agriculture in many ways.  Perhaps the most important is that they pay a good price for quality.  They also understand that raising animals can be a challenge and that farmers often have to deal with unexpected issues. Black River has always been supportive and flexible.  I always feel that we are part of a team striving to bring the best possible product to the consumer.
Settlement Farm