The Ghost Of Market past
A few months ago, I strolled down “Memory Lane” in a blog about the former
Philadelphia Regional Produce Market on Galloway Street. I wrote longingly about
the bitter cold, the sweltering heat, too many items and / or too small a truck, the
stench of rotting produce on a hot August evening and a colorful cast of characters
who operated under the cover of pitch black nights.
Fast forward to a recent trip to the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
(PWPM) on Essington Avenue.
The PWPM is truly a marvel to behold with nearly 700,000 square feet of
Plenty of bright white lights.
Clean, shiny and safe with an emphasis on cold-chain protection.
Easily accessible, nice signage and a clear, concise floor plan (read: you don’t have
to go across the parking lot while dodging an array of vehicles to get from one
store to another!).
An equally colorful cast of characters as vibrant as the vast selection of product
and as theatrical as a Walnut Street Theatre production.
All in all, a fantastic experience!
Reminiscing fondly about bitter cold, sweltering heat and the stench of rotting
produce? What was I thinking?!!?
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