From Farm to Fork
Every McCrum product begins with the highest quality Maine potato and ends with the best frozen potato product on the planet. That’s our gold standard promise. The McCrum family plants, grows, cares for, harvests, stores, ships, and processes potatoes. With McCrum, you can count on quality and pride as well as incredible flavors and consistency. This family enterprise is five generations strong with a singular focus of providing the finest frozen potato specialty products on the market today.
Simply put, we live potatoes.
Direct from the Farm – Changing How The Foodservice Industry Sources Potatoes
When you partner with the farmer, you have the ability to provide your guests with the best possible potato products, at the best possible prices.
At McCrum, we have our hands on the entire potato supply chain from seed to finished product to ensure the best potatoes become the best products.
We are so excited and honored to continue our family’s farming and processing legacy into the 21st Century with the addition of our new fry plant in Washburn, Maine.
Five Generations of Farmers Strong
The McCrum family represents five generations of potato farmers who began in the northern Maine town of Mars Hill. As dedicated stewards of the land, the McCrum family takes great pride in their longtime commitment to integrity, sustainability, and the highest quality standards.
From its beginnings in 1886, through two world wars and into the 21st century, the McCrum family potato farm sustained both an expanding agricultural business and generations of Maine potato farmers.
The new millennium brings with it continuous innovation – from improved crop quality to advanced farming methods, from operational efficiencies to new acquisitions – which are integrated into the McCrum enterprise.
A Vertically Integrated Company
Today, the McCrum family enterprise spans the entire state of Maine—specializing in every aspect of potatoes. This vertical integration allows the McCrum family to monitor quality from field to table, ensuring that the highest standards are met every step along the way.
Penobscot McCrum, LLC was formed in 2004 when the McCrum family purchased the assets of Penobscot Frozen Foods, breathing new life into an established processing business. This marriage of two Maine companies created one of North America’s largest suppliers of superior, value-added potato specialty products. With the expansion of operations in Aroostook County in 2019, we now simply go by McCrum.
We now utilize more efficient lighting systems, air compressors, and motors as well as these other sustainable practices:
Whenever possible, we use packaging made from recycled cardboard
We use environmentally safe chemicals and other products
We have also adopted a wide range of green initiatives in our office, from recycling paper and plastic to energy-efficient lighting, to carpooling. We enlist ideas and input from our employees as we strive to conserve, reduce, and manage our resources on a daily basis.
Over the years, we have steadily increased the efficiency of our operations while improving quality and customer satisfaction. Technology has played a major role. Visit our History page to learn how McCrum has become one of the industry’s most innovative companies.
Commitment to the Future
Our commitment to future generations impacts everything we do at McCrum, from farming to transporting to processing our potatoes. We are continually looking for ways to conserve and protect the natural resources we depend on, as a company and a community.