The tour of Hunts Point Terminal Market started with a walk by the different companies that are based in the terminal. Participants were able to take a look at the selection of produce being offered. This photo shows produce from E. Armata Fruit & Produce.
Pomegranates and persimmons on display at E. Armata.
Overview of citrus fruit.
Selection of potatoes and onions.
Selection of mandarin oranges, including mandarins with leaves that are gaining popularity.
This photo shows the wide selection of produce available at Hunts Point Terminal Market.
Tags on the boxes show the name of the grower, the produce variety, fruit size and storage temperature.
Persimmons, Asian pears, quinces and pomegranates on display.
All sellers have their own ways of displaying the fruit and letting the buyers know what kind of product and quality the buyer is looking at.
Cherries from Chile
Cactus pears from Andy Boy.
Trailers at Hunts Point Terminal Market
Trucks are being loaded on the left. To the right, buyers can see the produce and pay at the cashier booths.
Cashier booth with produce selection in front.
Overview of long hallways in Hunts Point Terminal Market.
Tomato re-packing house. 3,000 boxes of tomatoes are being re-packed every day by color. This process is fully computerized. The re-packed boxes all weigh 25 lbs.
Tomato re-packing house.
Banana ripening room. The temperature in this room is gradually brought down, depending on the required color. From 64F down to 60F. The standard temperature for bananas is 56F.
After the tour, attendees were addressed by Myra Gordon with Hunts Point Terminal Market, Joel Fierman with Fierman Produce Exchange and Matthew D'Arrigo with D'Arrigo Bros. New York.
Myra Gordon and Matthew D'Arrigo.