Inside Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, image via CBS.
Opened in 1967, Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market is the largest produce market in the country. It occupies 105 acres, with four primary warehouse structures, two adjunct warehouses, and various administrative and maintenance structures.The market captures an estimated $2 to $2.3 billion in revenue per year, or 22% of regional wholesale produce sales, equivalent to approximately 60% of the produce sales within New York City.
The next event from the Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series on June 30th will bring Untapped Cities/NYCEDC guests on a rare inside look at the market’s logistics and history from Myra Gordon, manager of the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, who will take the tour through the market’s repacking houses and produce displays while the market is in operation. Julie Stein, NYCEDC Vice President of Development who oversees the Hunts Point Market will offer insight on the organization’s involvement at Hunts Point.
There will also be an opportunity to chat with vendors at the market about their businesses, as well as a Q&A with Myra in the board room following the tour. This tour will give New Yorkers an inside look at a critical part of the city’s infrastructure.
Because the market is active only in the mornings and weekdays, the tour is scheduled for 9am, Tuesday on June 30th. Exact meeting location will be sent the week before the tour.
Tickets limited. Required attire: Comfortable shoes (no open toe shoes), appropriate tops, no shorts, short skirts.