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Philadelphia Chapter Event


Visit the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 6700 Essington Ave., Entrance A, Philadelphia, PA
Restricted to members only
Only current members can register for this event SOLD OUT! This event is over!
Contact: Marion Blow

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) traces its roots directly back to Dock Street, the earliest produce marketplace in Philadelphia. From Colonial times, local farmers sold or consigned their goods to Dock Street merchants. This was a vibrant, bustling business venue for literally hundreds of years.

In 1959 Dock Street’s produce market faded as Philadelphia’s city fathers created the Food Distribution Center in South Philadelphia which was at that time a state-of-the-art "terminal market.”  The PWPM opened in 2011 as the world's largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce terminal. The facility's main building is one-quarter of a mile long and 686,000 square feet — bigger than 14 football fields!

Join us for a visit to this new concept in American produce marketing facilities where virtually every type, size, and variety of fresh fruit and vegetable, grown by countless local farmers and producers around the world, are offered by 24 independent produce distributors. 

The cost of the visit is $5.00 and does not include the parking entrance fee ($1 per car and $3 per SUV) or lunch. 

We’ll start our visit with a brief introduction and overview provided by Christine Hofmann, the Marketing Coordinator of PWPM.  The remaining time can be spent exploring the facility and making purchases if you like. 

Remember, everything is sold by the case, so plan to get together with other members (or family and friends) to “share” purchases.   At approximately 11:30 those interested in getting together for an early lunch will meet at Norm & Lou’s Cafe, located right inside of the PWPM facility.

Please Note: It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket as the facility is 1/4 of a mile long each way, kept at a temperature of about 50 degrees and has a lot of forklift traffic (in other words, fun & exciting!).  Also, bring cash for the parking entrance fee and any purchases.

Registration, payments and cancellations* must be made by August 1, 2017.
*No refunds will be given after this date.