Busiest day of the year for Hunts Point Produce Market ahead of Thanksgiving

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Hunts Points market ships 30 million pounds of produce ahead of Thanksgiving
Anthony Carlo has the details.

BRONX (WABC) -- Tuesday is the busiest day of the year at the Hunts Point Produce Market as some 30 million pounds of produce will be distributed throughout the New York area.

Eyewitness News was there as your Thanksgiving favorites like sweet potatoes, cranberries, apples, and more were loaded up on trucks and left for their holiday destinations.

For those in the Tri-State, most of what ends up on your Thanksgiving table likely passed through the market.

The day starts before sunrise for the retail distributors at the market.

They buy and pick up vegetables and fruit for city supermarkets, greengrocers, retail outlets, and restaurants so that Thanksgiving essentials are available.

The cost of a Thanksgiving meal is slightly down nationwide, but in New York it will cost 6% more than last year, according to the New York Farm Bureau.

The Hunts Point Produce Market is more than 200 years old and the largest produce market in the world.

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