NYC Food by the Numbers: The Hunts Point Food Distribution Center
Year of opening: 1967
Previous site: Washington Market in lower Manhattan from 1812-1967
Owner of site: New York City Economic Development Corporation
Annual revenues: about $2.5 billion
Acres of land: 113
Total number of employees: 7,000 -10,000 (includes sellers, buyers and distributors)
Number of people who depend on market for produce: 23 million; market supplies NYC residents with 60% of daily fruits and vegetables
Components: Hunts Point Produce Market, Hunts Point Meat Market and New Fulton Fish Market
Major food processor: Bazzini Nuts which coats nuts with chocolate
Size of Produce Market: 1 million square feet divided into 270 store units
Number of truck deliveries: 130,000 per year
For More Information:
Barron M et al. Understanding New York City’s Food Supply. Workshop in Applied Earth Systems and Policy Analysis, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2010.
Zalman J. A Perishable Business. Narratively September 9, 2013.