Potential Strike at Hunt's Point Produce Market
Thursday, January 15, 2015
News broke last night about a potential strike at the Hunt’s Point Produce Market as contracts for over 1,300 market workers expire on January 15. Hunt’s Point Produce Market is the main food terminal serving the New York City region and is the world’s largest wholesale produce market.
The New York State Restaurant Association has been tracking this story and responding to comments from multiple media outlets as the official voice for restaurants in New York City.
"A strike at Hunt's Point Produce Market would cause a slight headache for New York City Restaurants but we do not foresee a major interruption in operations," Chris Hickey, Regional Director NYC for the New York State Restaurant Association. "Restaurants and their distributors can and are preparing to find alternative sources for products from other distribution centers that serve the Northeast region."
Restaurants should continue to place orders with their distributors as usual.
Farmers' markets in New York City should also be unaffected by this strike and remain open on scheduled market days. For a list of farmers' markets near your restaurant, visit GrowNYC.
The New York State Restaurant Association will continue to keep you posted on developments. For restaurants with questions, comments, or concerns regarding this issue contact Chris Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.398.9160.
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