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May 20, 2012

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market Tour

The original Philadelphia Regional Produce MarketĀ® opened its doors in 1959 with the "terminal market" concept in produce marketing. Today and 50 years later, the Market is an even bigger success with a brand new, state of the art facility, which opened in January 2011.

We will have lunch at noon on Sunday, followed by a tour of the facility.

Images courtesy of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012

Time: 12:00 noon -- lunch and tour

Location: Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
         6700 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153
         Market Web site
   Go through the employee gate on the left,
   park in the parking lot to the right, and
   the security guard will direct you to the boardroom
   where we will meet for lunch before our tour.

Access via Public Transportation: The "G" bus goes as far as 63rd street on Essington Avenue, and is accessible from the Broad Street line, and other trolleys. You would have to walk from 63rd to 67th (1/2 mile), where the produce facility is, or have an Alum pick you up. Septa Schedule

Cost: MIT Club Members and their Guests - $10
         Non-Club Members and their Guests - $20
         Kids under 10 - Free

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership: Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Tracy Sadowski, e-mail tracys@alum.mit.edu

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