Let’s Grow Together

We are a family run fruit and produce wholesaler in the Hunts Point Market who has been servicing the tri-state area for over 100 years.
We’re A Fourth Generation Family Owned Company.

Get to know us

E. Armata is a family run fruit and produce wholesaler in the Hunts Point Market that has been in business for over 100 years. With a modest start in Manhattan at the Washington Street Market, E. Armata is now one of the largest wholesalers operating in Hunts Point and is proud to now be in the 4th generation stage. E. Armata takes great pride in managing the company with integrity and the highest quality product available for all our customers – be they a large retail customer, institutional supplier, or small grocers who visit the Hunts Point Market for quality produce.

Over the last century, E. Armata has prospered as a leader among produce distributors in the tri-state area. Our brand prides itself on having a family tradition of loyalty to customers and partnerships with farmers and growers that span generations. We work with the most recognizable brands of fresh produce in the industry, as well as offering our own E. Armata label.

Hunts Point Market
Our History

It all started with a lemon…

Our Founder Erasmo Armata came from Sicily in the late 1890’s through Ellis Island as a poor immigrant. Erasmo settled in Manhattan and frequented the Fruit Auction in lower Manhattan (later the location of the World Trade Center) where he purchased lemons and sold them out of a burlap bag he carried on his back as he walked the streets of Manhattan.

Our Produce

We work with the most recognizable brands of fresh produce in the industry, as well as offering our own E. Armata label.


What People Say

I started in May 1990, when E. Armata was a small store from 111-117. We only had two straight jobs and four drivers. Now we have 25 units and a whole fleet of trucks. It’s a great feeling to be part of the growth of this company.

Warren Employee

I have been working at E. Armata as a forklift operator for 18 years, and throughout all of the success and growth, one part that has stayed consistent is how respectful everyone is. Chris still comes to say ‘good morning old man’ to me (even though he is only one year younger than me).

Woody Employee

Our company has been buying and selling to E. Armata for many years. They have built a fantastic reputation based not only on their excellent quality, but more importantly on their integrity. Everyone at E. Armata genuinely understands that it could take a lifetime to build a good reputation and a split second to lose it all. You will always be treated right at E. Armata.

John G. Shipper

Working with E. Armata has been an absolute pleasure. Their honesty, integrity, and hard work make them one of the best companies to work with in the industry. They are very fair with both customers and suppliers to build long-term, lasting relationships and we consider ourselves lucky to be a part of their current and future success.

Zack K. Shipper

As a former USDA inspector, I have seen and dealt with many companies here at Hunts Point Market. The people and the top-class facilities are what makes working at E. Armata a pleasure. They are hard working, honest and fair people who are passionate about the business. Being at E. Armata isn’t just being part of a team but a part of a family.

Cody B. Employee

Customer Service is Our Number One Priority

We Pride Ourselves on Providing Our Customers with the Freshest Produce in a Timely Manner






more efficient customer picking with our state of the art racking and inventory


Order fill rate


Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Recipe courtesy of foodnetworkcom Ingredients 4 4-ounce chicken breast cutlets, boneless and skinless Kosher salt and black pepper ⅓ cup whole wheat flour ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 ½ ...

Strawberry & Yogurt Bites

Strawberry & Yogurt Bites

Need inspiration for Valentine’s day Here is a recipe perfect for kids and adults alike by Produce For Kids! These bite-sized strawberry & yogurt bites are a sweet and delicious ...

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Recipe Courtesy Delishcom Photo Courtesy by Parker Feierbach   Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 ...

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Recent Blog Entries

What Is a Wholesale Food Distributor?

What Is a Wholesale Food Distributor?

At E Armata Inc, our company has pulled itself up from humble beginnings to become a staple wholesale food distributor in the Hunts Point Market But what is a wholesale ...

How Much Berries To Eat Daily

How Much Berries To Eat Daily

It’s estimated that nearly one in 10 Americans fail to reach their daily fruit recommendation  With an ever growing focus on personal health, finding ways to reach this recommendation is ...

We Are Committed To You

We Are Committed To You

March 2020 TO OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS AT E ARMATA, INC E Armata, Inc highly upholds our stringent Food Safety standards that are in place for the protection of our customers, ...