It would be a shame to come to The New York Produce Show and Conference and spend the entire time in a convention hall or hotel.
It is a big region – the biggest buying center in the United States and a font of innovation. We encourage people to come early and stay late and visit clients and suppliers.
We also run 5 industry tours that take industry leaders to Philadelphia – and its new Wholesale Produce market — to Brooklyn – the headquarters of the urban agriculture movement. In between, we have the mighty Hunts Point Market, the largest produce market in the world, high volume New Jersey retailers and suppliers, and we have a tour to some of Manhattan’s most innovative retailers.
Here are the options:
Industry Bus Tours
Thursday, December 12
Leaves/Returns to New York Hilton
54th Street Entrance
MANHATTAN RETAIL TOUR
1. Morton Williams
2. Grand Central Market
3. Manhattan Fruit Exchange at the Chelsea Market
4. Westside Market
5. Fairway Broadway
6. Whole Foods
Return to Hilton by approx. 3:00pm
NEW JERSEY RETAIL TOUR
1. Whole Foods
2. House Foods
3. Kings Food Markets
5. Maurice Auerbach
Return to Hilton by approx. 3:30pm
BROOKLYN RETAILERS & URBAN AGRICULTURE TOUR
1. Pfizer Mushroom Facility
2. Brooklyn Navy Yard Rooftop Farm & Apiary
3. Kings County Distillery
4. Cherry Hill Gourmet Market
Return to Hilton by approx. 2:00pm
PHILADELPHIA MARKET / WEGMANS CHERRY HILL, NJ TOUR
1. Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
Return to Hilton by approx.4:00pm
HUNTS POINT MARKET
Return to Hilton by approx.3:00pm
The tours are always enlightening, and often top executives from the companies we are touring pop in to greet us and explain their operations. Sometimes just who you meet on the bus makes them pay off.
They cost only $100 and if you are interested in a tour, just let us know which one here.