About Us

Sysco Eastern Maryland, LLC was founded in 1964 when Stanley E. Lankford, Jr. began selling potatoes to restaurants in the area. Gradually, he added other produce items, frozen foods and Pocahontas label canned foods. The business continued to grow and prosper under the direction of Stanley Lankford and his three sons, Tom, Fred, and Jim. Lankford Produce merged with SYSCO to form Lankford-SYSCO Food Services in 1981. Lankford-SYSCO Food Services was renamed to Sysco Eastern Maryland in the fall of 2008. Sysco Eastern Maryland is a broadline distributor with more than 450 employees servicing customers from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, Europe and the Middle East. 

Featured Products

Sysco Eastern Maryland has implemented the idea of procuring fresh, locally grown produce as well as seafood and other items for restaurant customers.

Local Foods

Our local foods initiative program helps us deliver the freshest, best-tasting food to our customers while contributing to the ongoing success of smaller, local farms and producers. Local farms that we source from include Vincent Farms from Laurel, DE, Fifer Orchards from Wyoming, DE, Melon Patch Farms from Shelltown, MD, Dublin Farms from Horntown, VA and Fred Chesser & Co Farm in Assawoman, VA.

Local Foods

Our local foods initiative program helps us deliver the freshest, best-tasting food to our customers while contributing to the ongoing success of smaller, local farms and producers. Local farms that we source from include Vincent Farms from Laurel, DE, Fifer Orchards from Wyoming, DE, Melon Patch Farms from Shelltown, MD, Dublin Farms from Horntown, VA and Fred Chesser & Co Farm in Assawoman, VA.

Fresh Greens

We proudly sell Baywater Greens lettuce and tomatoes grown on a hydroponic farm less than 30 miles from our facility.

Fresh Greens

We proudly sell Baywater Greens lettuce and tomatoes grown on a hydroponic farm less than 30 miles from our facility.

Land and Sea

Tom’s Cove Aquafarms clams and oysters harvested in the waters off Chincoteague, Mumford Shellfish Salt Shaker Oysters harvested from the Chincoteague Bay only 20 miles from our facility and Mountaire fresh chicken grown locally on the Eastern Shore.

Land and Sea

Tom’s Cove Aquafarms clams and oysters harvested in the waters off Chincoteague, Mumford Shellfish Salt Shaker Oysters harvested from the Chincoteague Bay only 20 miles from our facility and Mountaire fresh chicken grown locally on the Eastern Shore.

Solutions and Services

We have an entire team ready to support your business needs. Our Business Resource Team is here to help you identify opportunities to grow your sales and profitability. These trained professionals, along with our talented sales force, will assist you in implementing fresh menu ideas, operational procedures and business strategies. Our team will meet with you and find ways to increase your profits.
Menu Services

We engineer your menu, finding ways to steer your customers to the most profitable items you have to offer. We also conduct menu analysis to determine if your prices are in line or need to be increased.

Food Cost

We provide instruction on proper portioning and production to keep food costs in line and profits up.

Profitability

Our analysis of your register reports will find out how efficiently your kitchen is running, and we'll help you remove items from your menu that aren't producing profits.

Menu Services

We engineer your menu, finding ways to steer your customers to the most profitable items you have to offer. We also conduct menu analysis to determine if your prices are in line or need to be increased.

Food Cost

We provide instruction on proper portioning and production to keep food costs in line and profits up.

Profitability

Our analysis of your register reports will find out how efficiently your kitchen is running, and we'll help you remove items from your menu that aren't producing profits.

Contact us

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Sysco Eastern Maryland

33300 Peach Orchard Road
Pocomoke City, MD, 21851

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