Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market and Sharing Excess Collaboration Donates Over 2M Pounds of Food to Communities in Need

After nearly six months of collaborating to provide free fresh produce to low income Philadelphians, the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market and Sharing Excess have been able to donate 2,039,323 pounds of food back to the community. With food insecurity continuing to impact 38 million Americans a year and 20% of Philadelphians, the organizations remain committed to making unsold produce that would otherwise be thrown away available to people in Philadelphia through food pantries.

Brotherly Love and Produce: The Most Modern Market In America

Once again this year, participants in the New York Produce Show and Conference will have an opportunity to take an official post-show tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) on Thursday, Dec.16, 2021. The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is the world’s largest fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated wholesale produce terminal, with 686,000 square feet. Its most distinguishing operational benefit is cold-chain protection for fresh fruits and vegetables. The 19 PWPM merchants carry a full line of fruits and vegetables and serve all types of foodservice and grocery businesses. Susan Crowell spoke with John Vena, president of John Vena Inc. and longtime PWPM merchant, to learn more about the unique facility and the business that goes on at the market.

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market Celebrates its 10th Birthday on June 5, 2021

It’s amazing how fast a decade can fly by. It’s been ten years since the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) opened the doors to 6700 Essington Avenue to its fully-enclosed, fully-refrigerated 686,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.

EPC Leadership Class Tours Philadelphia Market and Port Facilities

The third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class experienced key aspects of the produce logistics and distribution system with a tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) and Holt Logistics on May 11, 2021.

John Vena Inc. Celebrates 100 Years of Evolution, Growth and Innovation

September 12, 2019 John Vena Inc.

John Vena Inc. was started in 1919 by the first John Vena – a young, entrepreneurial immigrant from Sicily who decided to buy wine grapes from wholesalers at the Port of Philadelphia and resell them at the Dock Street produce market to support his family. A full century later his legacy lives on.