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Best Valentine’s Day Recipes

Best Valentine’s Day Recipes

This Valentines Day, why not show your loved one you care by cooking them a decadent dessert? If you decide to go down this route, you’ll need to make sure you use the right ingredients. By purchasing produce from us here at E. Armata Inc., you will undoubtedly enhance your dish. As a staple of the Hunts Point Market, we would like to share a few recipes perfect for Valentine’s Day when made with our ingredients.


Vodka Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Trying this recipe will help you combine two of the best things about Valentine’s Day, chocolate, and alcohol. Making sure you buy the strawberries from us here at the Hunts Point Market will only work to enhance this treat as well. It is a relatively simple dessert to make, only needing the below ingredients for it to come out great:

  • 3 cups of whole strawberries.
  • 1.5 cups of Vodka.
  • 1.5 cups of semisweet chocolate chips.
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.


Classic Linzer Cookies

Although Linzer cookies are typically a Holiday treat, they become the perfect Valentine’s Day cookie with a straightforward adjustment. By simply cutting a heart into the top of each cookie, it does not become hard to see why you should be making them this February 14th. The delicious mix of a rich cookie and fruity, sweet jam is enough to make your taste buds water just at the thought of this treat. Feel free to click here to view the full recipe and cooking instructions, you won’t be disappointed!  


Other Recipes To Try  

The best part about visiting us at Hunts Point Market is that you can purchase many fruits and vegetables. With such a wide variety, there is an abundance of recipes you can create with them. When you plan on cooking this Valentine’s Day, we highly recommend trying the below:


Contact Us At The Hunts Point Market

Here at E. Armata Inc., we’re happy to help customers in any way we can. If you need top-quality ingredients this Valentine’s Day, look no further than our operation here at the Hunts Point Market. To have any of your questions regarding our process or produce answered, be sure to contact us today!

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Seasonal Produce For The Month Of November

Seasonal Produce For The Month Of November

Now that it’s November, many people begin to shift their focus to one of the most food-centric days of the year, Thanksgiving! If you’re looking to cook for the family or your customers this holiday season, you’ll need to ensure that you have the best ingredients possible. To do this, we highly recommend getting any produce you purchase from us here at E. Armata Inc. when visiting the Hunts Point Market. There are a variety of produce items that are in season this November that we distribute. To learn more about them or to inquire about purchasing, please click here


November Produce

Here at E. Armata Inc., we are happy to be able to provide fresh produce to the Hunts Point Market that is in season each month of the year. Buying fruits and vegetables when they are naturally ripe allows them to be consumed when they are at their most flavorful and nutritious. Below are just a few examples of the produce we recommend purchasing from us this November:

  • Mushrooms.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Lettuce.
  • Potatoes.
  • Bananas.
  • Apples.
  • Pomegranates. 


Why Choose E. Armata Inc.

When purchasing produce on a wholesale level, we understand that there are a plethora of options you can choose from. However, we guarantee other distributors do not have the history and commitment to excellence that our team at E. Armata Inc. does. The founder of our company started by selling lemons out of a burlap sack over 100 years ago. Since then, we have expanded into the staple of the Hunts Point Market that you know today. With a carefully curated network of growers and shippers that took decades to develop, nobody can beat our team.     


Ensured Freshness

As previously stated, it’s important to eat produce when it’s in season to ensure you get the most out of its taste and nutrition. But how does our team ensure the produce remains fresh while it is being shipped to the Hunts Point Market? The key lies within our shipping and delivery system. Our team utilizes the most advanced technology to ensure all shipping and distributing schedules are optimized. Additionally, all of our trucks are temperature controlled, allowing fruits and vegetables to staff fresh even in transit.


Contact Our Team

If you’re in the market for produce this November, look no further than our team. We’ll provide you with the fresh fruits and vegetables you’re looking for when coming to the Hunts Point Market. For more information regarding our operation, be sure to contact us here at E. Armata Inc. today.

Is The Hunts Point Market Open To The Public?

Is The Hunts Point Market Open To The Public?

At E. Armata Inc., our team understands the importance of supplying our customers with the highest quality of produce available. When you’re in the market for fruits and vegetables, we implore you to take a trip to the Hunts Point Food Market and walk through our produce section in our facility. In general, this market is the hub for fresh produce in New York. While we are not the only facility to set up shop there, our team is confident that our food stands above the rest. The best part is that the market is open to the public, so you can see for yourself!

Visiting The Hunts Point Market 

The Hunts Point Market in the Bronx, New York is located at 772 Edgewater Road in the Bronx, a convenient location for many customers. Those who are interested in coming for the day will have to purchase a $5 guest pass per person upon arrival as part of the Hunts Point Market Entrance Fee. If you’re looking to park your car, you’ll need to pay an additional $2. Once access is granted, make sure you head over to Row C, where our team is located. When you’re visiting the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx, we’re hoping that you’ll take a close look at our produce facility here at E. Armata Inc. If you’re inquiring about Hunts Point Produce Market Hours, please contact a member of our team for more information regarding visiting hours at our facility. 

Why Choose Us?

As previously stated, various other distributors are also based out of the Hunts Point area. However, few can claim that they have the same history as us here at E. Armata Inc. We have over 100 years’ worth of experience as a produce wholesaler for the tri-state area. Our founder, Erasmo Armata, began his journey selling lemons out of a burlap sack in the 1890s. Fast forward to 2020, E. Armata Inc. has grown to encompass a network of 100s of growers and shippers all committed to distributing the best produce available.

As a Hunts Point Fruit Market, we also proudly provide fruits such as some of the following:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Rainer Cherries
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Hass Avocado
  • Kiwi
  • Golden Kiwi
  • Kumquat
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pomelo
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranate
  • Quince

For a more in-depth look at our fruit supply (provided by John Acompora) please click here.

Who Can Benefit From Working With Us?

When coming to Hunts Point, you’ll see many people there for different reasons. However, no matter what your end goals are when coming to the market, our team knows we can help. E. Armata Inc. continuously works with people in all of the below categories:

Contact Us – Hunts Point Market Bronx

E. Armata Inc. has been a staple in the Hunts Point Market and will continue to serve our customers for years to come. For more information about our operation, or to have any of your produce-based questions answered, be sure to contact our team today! If you need the Hunts Point Produce Market Directory, please see here – check us out in 369 -370!

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Hunts Point Market New York

Hunts Point Market NY

Hunts Point Market, located in the Bronx, New York City, is one of the largest food distribution centers in the world. Encompassing over 329 acres, the market is a critical hub for the region’s food supply, handling more than 60% of the city’s produce, meat, and fish. Established in the 1960s, Hunts Point Market has grown to become a bustling nexus of commerce, with hundreds of vendors providing fresh and diverse products to restaurants, grocery stores, and institutions across the Northeast. Its significance extends beyond mere commerce; it is a vital lifeline that supports the local economy and ensures the food security of millions. With its sprawling warehouses and constant activity, Hunts Point stands as a testament to the vibrancy and resilience of New York City’s food industry.

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Health Benefits Of Eating Eggplants

Health Benefits Of Eating Eggplants

Starting this summer, why not make a conscious effort to improve your eating habits? At E. Armata Inc., we understand the importance of incorporating more fruit and vegetables into your diet. That is why we only distribute the highest quality produce to the Hunts Point Market. The next time you travel to this facility, we recommend you purchasing our nutrient-rich eggplants. To learn more about the benefits of eating this vegetable, please consult with a member of our team


High In Antioxidants

When you choose to consume eggplants, you’ll be eating a vegetable that is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that work to protect your body from damage caused by what are known as free radicals. They can also help fight against the development of chronic diseases, making eggplants the perfect item to purchase when traveling to the Hunts Point Market.


Reducing The Risk Of Heart Disease

The heart is the most important organ in your body. It is responsible for pumping blood throughout your body, and any issues to it can cause serious complications. That is why keeping your heart protected is so critical. Fortunately, eating eggplants can help maintain good heart health. Studies have shown that those eating eggplants are linked to having lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. High levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides can lead to the onset of heart disease, which indicates why eating eggplants can be so beneficial.  


Helping With Blood Sugar

Those who are living with blood sugar issues should seriously consider adding more eggplants to their diet. Eggplants are high in fiber, and fiber helps to slow digestion and sugar absorption into the body. Having high blood sugar levels can be devastating to your health, which is why you need to do everything in your power to regulate these issues. By purchasing our eggplants from the Hunts Point Market, you may be able to help manage your blood sugar levels better. 


Additional Benefits 

Eggplants are one of the most nutritional vegetables that you can purchase. Consuming them comes along with many benefits, which is why you should head over to the Hunts Point Market to pick some up now. Additional benefits of eating eggplants that we have yet to mention can include the following:

  • Aides in weight loss.
  • It can prevent certain types of cancer.
  • Eggplant can be incorporated into many different dishes.


E. Armata Inc. – Hunts Point Market

Here at E. Armata Inc., our team has spent years fostering a commitment to distributing the highest quality of produce available. The next time you visit the Hunts Point Market, consider our wide array of produce, especially if you’re looking for eggplants. For more information on the benefits of eggplants, be sure to contact us today.

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August Is National Peach Month

August Is National Peach Month

Even though summer is beginning to wind down, here at E. Armata Inc., we’d like to remind you that there are still reasons to celebrate. Not many people know this, but August is National Peach Month! This fruit is delicious, nutritious, and can be purchased from our distributor at the Hunts Point Market. Our team would like to tell you more about peaches so you can celebrate the month of August in style.


Types Of Peaches

Much like any other fruit, there are different types of peaches that you can choose to purchase when visiting the Hunts Point Market. At E. Armata Inc., we take pride in the produce that we bring to the table. If you’re someone who typically skips out on peaches, we implore you to reconsider during August. There is no better way to celebrate National Peach Month than by buying and consuming one of the below types of peaches that we distribute:

  • Yellow.
  • White.
  • Donut.   


The Nutritional Value Of Peaches

When individuals are trying to lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle overall, the first thing you should consider is changing up your dietary habits. Although exercise is vital for this process, what you eat also plays a large role in your overall wellness. Fortunately, when you come to the Hunts Point Market, there are many nutritious and delicious options to select from. However, for August, we recommended putting a focus on peaches. Some of the benefits of this fruit can include the following:

  • They are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Helps with digestion.
  • It can improve your heart health.
  • May reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Protects against certain types of cancer.  


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Here at E. Armata Inc., our team has been a staple of the Hunts Point Market for many years. Our distribution company comes from humble beginnings, as our founder started by selling lemons out of a satchel. We’ve seen exponential growth since those times, as our commitment to excellence is second to none. For those looking to celebrate National Peach Month, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not purchasing this fruit from our team! 


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During the last full month of summer, it is not uncommon for people to cram as many celebrations into August as possible. Now that you know it is National Peach Month, you can add one more celebration to the list! To learn more about the peaches we distribute, or any other facts about our business, make sure you contact us here at E. Armata Inc. today!

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!