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Shopping

How do you shop here?

Walk our long, clean and bright central concourse. Price and inspect produce offered by our 23 highly-competitive merchants. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Then purchase whatever you desire. Being a wholesale market, all sales are case-lot volumes! Share with a friend!


Do you sell local products?

Yes, in season we offer all locally grown fruits and vegetables.


Do you have specialty houses with organics?

Several merchants carry organic products as part of their regular product mix.


May I buy produce by the piece?

No. It's a wholesale market, so product is sold by the case. For example, we sell a box of apples, not one individual apple.


What types of businesses buy here?

Most of our customers are East Coast companies selling fresh fruits and vegetables through retail or foodservice outlets. Cooperative buying associations are well-suited to our operations. Also, consumers are everyday customers.


Where does the product come from?

We sell products grown by countless local farmers and producers around the world. Virtually any product available in season on the continent is available at PWPM.

Produce grown in Mexico, the United States and Canada arrives by truck directly into PWPM.


Fruits and vegetables produced in North America come from the furthest reaches of southern Mexico and from as far west as British Columbia. Growers in most of the United States ship to PWPM. Growers in most Central American and South American countries ship here, as well as farmers located in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Morocco, Israel, Italy, Spain, Holland and other European countries.


Much of this offshore product arrives into Delaware River seaports, all of which are within a few miles of PWPM. As a result of the seaport proximity, PWPM offers a vast array of off-season and exotic produce as soon as it arrives.


The Delaware River receives more fruits and vegetables than any other seaport in the Americas. This includes facilities for five major banana companies. This, plus direct receipts of continental product, is one of the key reasons we offer the freshest produce available on the Eastern Seaboard.


Does the market export produce?

Our merchants can take advantage of local refrigerated ocean freight backhaul facilities to serve international customers.

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Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market   |   6700 Essington Ave   |   Philadelphia, PA 19153   |   Email: info@pwpm.net   |   Phone: (215) 336-3003