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Healthy Thanksgiving Planning

E.Armata’s History:

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Armata’s is a family run business dating back to the late 1800’s in NYC. Starting merely with lemons, Erasmo Armata began to slowly expand his business by adding in more produce as his customer demand increased. Erasmo only sold fruits and veggies that fit his standards, leading him to even send one of his sons to California to help E. Armata become the go-to spot for western vegetables sold in New York. As things began to change around the city, E. Armata’s found itself relocating to the Hunts Point market. With this move, E.Armata inc. became one the of the first 128 companies to move into this very location. Since then, E.Armata has sold nothing but the best of the best when it comes to being a produce distributor in NYC. Still operated by the same family with the same values of honor, quality, and hard work when it comes to their produce business.

Thanksgiving menu:

Every November people across the United States plan to celebrate one of their favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. Along with giving thanks, this holiday comes with one of our favorite menus. Filled with turkey, stuffing, and plenty of fruits and veggies there’s no way you’ll go to bed still hungry. From the beginning of our roots here in America, Thanksgiving has featured a turkey for dinner along with plenty of dishes featuring plenty of produce. Whether it’s heavy dishes like potatoes and stuffing or some healthier options like carrots and asparagus having a wide assortment is key to planning the perfect Thanksgiving menu. Keep in mind when your shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner that there is a produce distributor in NYC, E.Armata, that can help you put the highest quality produce onto your table.

Healthy Recipe ideas: 

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Thanksgiving menus often feature a mix of healthy and unhealthy options. Not to worry though, there are plenty of healthy substitutes for your favorite dishes that can be added to the menu. By incorporating some of these recipes into your dinner you can help nourish your family without gaining holiday season weight. When planning your day, think about adding a few of these healthy alternatives to your menu that can be made with many items sold by E.Armata, a produce distributor in NYC:

There are plenty of ways to add some healthy dishes to your Thanksgiving! No matter what recipe you want to try out this year, know that E.Armata, a produce distributor in NYC, has you covered! With their endless supply of high-quality produce, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Make your Thanksgiving the best it can be by adding some healthy additions to the menu this year.


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Healthy Halloween Recipes For Kids and Adults

Halloween is just a few weeks away and it’s hard to not get carried away with all the candy and sweets. Having sweets during Halloween isn’t bad, but it’s super easy to make those snacks and desserts somewhat healthy. At E. Armata we care about your nutrition and we understand that sometimes it’s hard to stay on track during the holiday season, but with these recipes, we can show you how to still make fun, Halloween treats without completely sacrificing health. Halloween candy is mainly targeted at kids, but adults fall into it too which is why these recipes are great for kids and adults. If you are looking for healthy produce in the Hunts Point Produce Market, learn what our assortment can offer you during this spooky Month!

Check out these recipes:

Veggie Skeleton:

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Vegetables look more fun and tasty when they’re in fun shapes. This recipe is super easy and diverse. It can also be made out of fruits too, whatever you decide! Essentially, you choose whatever fruits and/or vegetables you want and form them to look like a skeleton. A popular one is using carrots or celery sticks for the bones, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes for torso and feet, ranch dipping sauce cup for the head, and maybe some olives for the eyes. You can find all of these at E.Armata Inc, located at the Hunts Point Produce Market. Kids can be picky but they are more willing to try new things when they look fun and enjoyable.

Pumpkin Dippers:

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This recipe is super easy and cute to make. Layer the bottom of the serving tray with hummus, plain or choice of flavor. Then cut carrots into circles, chop up small pieces of fresh parsley, and connect them with a toothpick. This makes them look like little “pumpkins” and become more appealing and festive than boring carrots. You can make as many as you need. They are healthy, unmessy and easy to make and eat. Hummus, carrots, and parsley are all good for you so this recipe promotes health without ruining flavor or appeal.

Banana Ghosts:

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This treat is a little sweeter than the previous two and super easy to make. Start by peeling a few bananas and cutting them in half. Then, stick a popsicle stick into the flat part of the banana. For the face, you can use milk or dark chocolate chips and for the mouth use raisins (plain or chocolate covered). They’re quick, easy and your kids will love them! Find fresh bananas every day at E. Armata!

At E. Armata, we are family run and have been in business for over 100 years. Being a 4th generation business, we are one of the largest produce distributors in Hunts Point Produce Market. Our priority is fresh, quality produce for you and your family. We want our customers to live a healthy lifestyle, even during the holidays. We understand that it’s harder to do this during the holiday season and we’re here to guide you. We provide an ongoing list of healthy produce, recipes, and blogs that you can try at home to make your family live a better lifestyle. For more information, give us a call!


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Zucchini Herb Casserole

This vegetarian side dish is perfect for any party or dinner.

Total Prep and Cook Time: 60 Minutes. Serves Six.


  • 1/3 cup white rice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, sliced into cubes
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan. Bring the mix to a boil, then decrease heat to low, place a cover on top and let simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a shallow deep glass dish.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over moderate heat, and cook the zucchini, green onions, and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Dress with garlic salt, basil, paprika, and oregano. Add in the rice, tomatoes, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Continue to cook and stir until heated consistently. Transfer to the arranged glass dish. Top the dish with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble or soften.