We Are Now SQF Certified!

We Are Now SQF Certified!

E. Armata Inc. has been a staple in the Hunts Point Market for many years.  We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality fruits and produce available to our customers.  From our past to our future, our high standards of quality have always and will continue to be at our top of mind. 

E. Armata’s History of Quality

The team at E. Armata Inc. is no stranger to quality services.  Our founder, Erasmo Armata came to New York from Sicily in the 1980s and grew the company from the ground up.  Starting with selling lemons out of a burlap sack, Erasmo worked to build this company on the back of quality. He knew customers would continue to return if they were given high-quality produce, which is why he never purchased or sold anything that fell below his rigorous standards.  His family also continued with this tradition. After deciding the company needed to expand to distributing vegetables and West Coast produce, Erasmo’s son Frank moved cross country. Frank would follow crops from Arizona to California to make sure only the specific lots that met E. Armata’s standards were shipped back to New York.


SQF Certification

To show how seriously we take quality, our company has gone through the rigorous task of becoming SQF certified.  The Safe Quality Food Program is recognized worldwide by retailers, brand owners, and foodservice providers.  Offered through the Safe Quality Food Institute, this program shows the commitment to food quality and safety E. Armata brings to the Hunts Point Market. 


The E. Armata Process of Quality

Achieving this rewarding certification was not something that could have been done overnight.  The team at E. Armata Inc. has always worked tirelessly to improve our operation any way we can. We currently work with 100 growers and shippers to help meet the needs of our consumers.  We’ve cultivated strong relationships with these people for over four generations, and a proud of the team we’ve established. For the transportation of the produce, we have modern delivery trucks that are temperature controlled to ensure all fruits and vegetables stay ripe and fresh, no matter the time year delivery occurs.  We make sure all of our shipper’s schedules are optimized before they head out to the road and even monitor the speed of our vehicles to guarantee deliveries are made safely.  From the seeds being planted to the produce arriving at the customer’s door, E. Armata guarantees quality at each step of the process.

At E. Armata Inc. , all of our produce is grown and shipped with our customer’s satisfaction in mind.  We consider ourselves to be a cornerstone in the Hunts Point Market. With our recent certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute, we hope our customers appreciate just how much care we place in our process.  To learn more about our company, please contact us today!         

Vegan Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Vegan Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Recipe Courtesy Crazy Vegan Kitchen



  • 1 lb. Baby Potatoes (500 grams)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, or to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Lemon Herb Olive Oil Mixture:

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Zest of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely minces fresh Basil Leaves
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste



  1. Preheat oven 180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with nonstick baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Make fine slits in each baby potato, but do not cut all the way through.
  3. In a large bowl, combine prepared potatoes with Olive Oil, Basil, Parsley, Garlic, Maple Syrup, Salt and Pepper. Toss to coat well.
  4. Place potatoes, cut sides up, on a baking sheet and roast for 20 – 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for Lemon Herb Olive Oil in a small bowl.
  6. After 25 minutes of roasting, baste potatoes with half of the Lemon Herb Olive Oil mixture, and then pop back into the oven and continue roasting for another 25 minutes or till potatoes are cooked.
  7. Once cooked, drizzle potatoes with remaining Lemon Herb Olive Oil mixture and serve immediately. Sprinkle with more sea salt if necessary!
new york produce

National Pear Month

National Pear Month

Everyone knows that December signifies the holiday season being in full swing.  What you may not know, however, is that December is also National Pear Month! E. Armata Inc., a leader in New York produce, distributes a range of fruits and produce that can be picked up and consumed at your pleasure.  However, since its December, our team wants to shed light on this tasty and nutritious fruit specifically so you and your family can celebrate this month in style.

Types of Pears

Like with other fruits and vegetables, many types of pears can be consumed and enjoyed.  Each type has a distinct flavor, color, and shape. Since it’s National Pear Month, E. Armata would like to highlight the specific types of pears our New York produce team carries and distributes:


  • Abate
  • Anjou
  • Asian
  • Bosc
  • Bartlett
  • Cactus
  • French Butter
  • Flamingo
  • Honey Bell
  • Packham
  • Red
  • Seckle
  • Ya


Benefits Of Eating Pears

While each different type of pear has a distinct taste and shape, they all have an abundance of benefits you can reap when consumed.  Since this month is National Pear Month, there’s no better time to head to the grocery store and pick some up.  Below are some reasons you should purchase a bushel of pears today: 


  • Pears are a great source of fiber, with one alone containing nearly a quarter of the recommended daily amount.  
  • They’re a low glycemic fruit, meaning they won’t drastically spike your blood sugar levels.
  • Pears are chock full of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin c, electrolytes, and antioxidants.
  • The easily digestible complex carbs found in pears make it perfect for an energy boost before a workout, and a great means of recovery afterward.


Celebrate With E. Armata Inc. 

There are many different types of pears you can choose from to consume when celebrating National Pear Month.  Though each one is distinct in its own right, no one pear stands high above the next. The New York produce team at E. Armata knows this, which is why each type is given the same amount of care and commitment to quality.  Head to a grocery store today so you can experience first hand just how tasty and nutritious our pears can be!     

Hunts Point Market

Fall Produce for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it is a time to celebrate with friends, family, and those closest to you. Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks and most importantly feasting on the delicious foods that Thanksgiving offers. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy are the staple foods of Thanksgiving but many other meals could be made during this time, especially all the fall produce that is available at the Hunts Point Market. Fall produce can be incorporated into favorite recipes but also creating new ones to serve for the perfect Thanksgiving feast.

Hunts Point Market offers the best variety of fall produce available. They supply anyone from retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, mom and pop stores to the top supermarkets in the area. During this time of the year, Hunts Point Market offers only the best and freshest fall produce. Their produce comes from all around the world, in planes, boats, trucks to supply you with exactly what you are looking for.

Below is a list of popular fall produce items perfect for Thanksgiving:


Apples– can be used for baked goods such as apple pie, cocktails, or as a topping for savory dishes. Apples can be used in many dishes since they are a versatile fruit.

Pears– can be used for baking or poaching since they hold their shape, pears can also be used in salads.

Cranberries– best when used with other fruits because of their tartness.

Pomegranate– used for a garnish on different meals, can be eaten as a snack or extracted for juice.

Pumpkin– can be used for pumpkin pie, pancakes, cornbread, and more fall recipes. Best to bake full pumpkin first then scoop out the inside.

Figs– great for baking or tossed in a salad.


Brussel Sprouts– can be steamed or roasted, popular side dish veggie.

Butternut Squash– can be subbed for sweet potato, great in soups, or side dishes.

Turnips– can used raw, boiled, steamed, or mashed.

Broccoli– a very popular side dish, can be steamed, baked, and roasted.

Visit The Hunts Point Market

There are many recipes for savory meals and desserts that can be made using the fruits and vegetables mentioned above. Visit the Hunts Point Market to get the freshest, fall produce for your Thanksgiving recipes.

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Tempeh

Recipe & Photo Courtesy Pickles & Honey


  • 1/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1/4 cup uncooked brown basmati rice
  • 11/2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces tempeh
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Seeds from 1/2 pomegranate


This Stuffed Butternut Squash made with Tempeh is nutritious and perfect for a fall meal.


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the wild and basmati rice in pot or rice cooker with water or vegetable stock and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer covered until the liquid is absorbed (about 45 minutes). Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Cut the squash lengthwise so that you have one piece that is more than half (about two-thirds) and the other about one-third. Scoop out and discard seeds, and rub the larger piece with 1⁄2 teaspoon of olive oil. Place flesh-side down on prepared baking sheet. Peel the other piece and cut it into 1⁄2-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a bowl, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and spread in a single layer on the second baking sheet. Roast both for 35 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, sauté the shallots and garlic in the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until soft (about 2 minutes). Add the celery and sauté for 2 minutes longer. Crumble the tempeh and add it to the pan. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice and maple syrup and pour over the tempeh. Fold to combine and continue sautéing to heat through.
  • Fluff the grain and add it to the tempeh mixture. Fold in the pepper flakes, cubed squash, and parsley. Scoop out the roasted squash leaving 1⁄2-inch of squash plus the shell. Fill the squash with the stuffing, allowing it to overflow generously. Top with pomegranate seeds, slice into 4 equal portions and serve.


National Pepper Month

It’s National Pepper Month

With November being National Pepper Month, it is time to shine some spotlight on these incredibly healthy, highly nutritious, delicious fruits, and yes, they are in fact technically fruits and not vegetables because they contain seeds. Peppers come in different shapes and sizes, and they each have their distinct tastes and a crunch to them. Peppers come in vibrant colors such as red, green, yellow, and orange. Some peppers are spicy and pack heat, while others are sweet. Peppers are enjoyed in various ways either in sweet and salty meals and can be found fresh, frozen, or in cans. Add peppers to your recipes for National Pepper Month for a healthy, fresh addition to your meals. Red peppers are on the vine longest and they are the most nutritious out of the pepper family. Red peppers have more beta-carotene and vitamin C than green peppers which are harvested much earlier.

Read below to find out the interesting benefits of eating peppers:

  1. Peppers are very low calorie, there are roughly 40 calories in a cup of pepper which makes them a great snack.
  2. Peppers are packed with vitamin A and C and Vitamin C will keep your skin looking young and glowing.
  3. Capsaicin is a chemical component that is found in chili peppers which can reduce bad cholesterol, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and help control diabetes.
  4. Another vitamin found in peppers is Vitamin B6 which aids in nervous system health and renewing of cells.
  5. Bell peppers contain lutein which protects eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration.

E. Armata Inc. provides you with the highest quality produce by partnering up with top growers and shippers in the country. E. Armata Inc. offers many types of peppers that are available for delivery right to your door.

Types of peppers available:

Celebrating National Pepper Month

Head to a grocery store or a local food market today and pick up a variety of peppers for National Pepper Month to add to your breakfast, lunch, dinner this month or enjoy them as a sweet and crunchy snacks that will provide your body with all of the health benefits and vitamins peppers have to offer.