what do you think?

We have a garage on the 1000 block of E. Columbia ave. We are thinking about opening an Fruit and Produce store, like to here what my fellow fishtowners think. I belive the nearest one is on Washington Ave.

Jordan's picture

That could be very cool, but you've got some competition with Greensgrow and Farms 2 Families.

Will it be organic produce, or just produce like what you find at Iovine Brothers? Honestly, I think the latter is more in demand right now.

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Catphilly's picture

I LOVE this idea! Please go for it.

TLP's picture

Sounds like an awesome idea. Between Wildey and the highway, right?

Coder's picture

Wonderful. Cannot have enough fruit and veggies, organic or not.
Nice in the summer, but will you be able to sustain it in the winter months?

"No no! You don't ask me questions! You are a rabbit! I am a human!"

TrishTonzelli's picture

Sounds like a winner .

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HAZMAT's picture

yes do it go check out produce junction they seem to thrive year round !
I think any produce other than supper market junk is a win....

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Jordan's picture

I love Produce Junction.

A. Jordan Rushie
Attorney and Counselor at Law
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

FishtownYo's picture

Can you have the people in the old Strunk's move the trucks they have parked all over on Columbia so we could patronize you potential new store?

I love it. The trucks are graffiti covered, out of date inspections, out of date registrations and windows are boarded up. They sit with no violations or towing. For almost a year. I've even called 311 and wrote to Streets dept about them.

Yet I buy a new car, my old car was PPA permitted from the day we got the signs, PPA is closed on the day I buy the car and I get a ticket within 3 hours of owning it, parked directly in front of my own house....

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ThatGirlWithTheFunkyGlasses's picture

I'd give it a whirl.

Ugh.

Newcomer's picture

As long as it was properly permitted, I'd support it.

dmandy's picture

Newcomer wrote:
As long as it was properly permitted, I'd support it.

Yes, it is nice when businesses do things the right way.

Newcomer's picture

And "nice' is what counts.

dmandy's picture

Newcomer wrote:
And "nice' is what counts.

It's also the right thing to do rather than doing whatever they want and hoping people like it. Isn't it easier to do it right the first time ? You know, follow the law, as everyone else is expected to do. Don't you think ?

Newcomer's picture

Yes, yes...Whatever you say.

lighterthief's picture

love the idea. Quality and price at the supermarkets is terrible and GG and F2F while great don't serve everyday needs overall. Used to go to "apple king farm" by Wilson's for affordable if not high end produce not sure what shut them down. Only thought would be to be open when people in the neighborhood with regular day jobs could actually shop there M-F.

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers face

TrishTonzelli's picture

If it is fresh we will buy .
Right now I go to the Reading Terminal for all my produce. I used to go to 9th and Washington but lately the veggies have not looked so good. Good luck and keep us posted ,please.

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense." Robert G. Ingersoll

dmandy's picture

Newcomer wrote:
Yes, yes...Whatever you say.

Where is this coming from? I thought we were having a discussion. Guess I was wrong

himdaddy's picture

TO permalink
its funny how things work, you called up to complain about someone busting their but, and you end up with the fine.

dmandy's picture

I think it would be very welcomed. It looks like there wouldn't be a problem with parking. if it is easier for people to get fresh food the chances are better that they will do it. good luck with this idea.

Kat's picture

lighterthief wrote:
love the idea. Quality and price at the supermarkets is terrible and GG and F2F while great don't serve everyday needs overall. Used to go to "apple king farm" by Wilson's for affordable if not high end produce not sure what shut them down. Only thought would be to be open when people in the neighborhood with regular day jobs could actually shop there M-F.

I was devastated when Apple King Farms shut down. I used to go in there to get my veggies when I was selling my salsa. They would bring out the freshest produce for me all the time. They had such a huge variety and the prices were great. The people that worked there were super nice too. I miss it.

2014 york's picture

Kat wrote:
lighterthief wrote:
love the idea. Quality and price at the supermarkets is terrible and GG and F2F while great don't serve everyday needs overall. Used to go to "apple king farm" by Wilson's for affordable if not high end produce not sure what shut them down. Only thought would be to be open when people in the neighborhood with regular day jobs could actually shop there M-F.

I was devastated when Apple King Farms shut down. I used to go in there to get my veggies when I was selling my salsa. They would bring out the freshest produce for me all the time. They had such a huge variety and the prices were great. The people that worked there were super nice too. I miss it.

The Asian market on Spring Garden has pretty much the same selection and comparable prices. I often forget about going there for some reason.

Coder's picture

And they have jellyfish heads.
I'll never get over that.

"No no! You don't ask me questions! You are a rabbit! I am a human!"

lighterthief's picture

2014 york wrote:
Only thought would be to be open when people in the neighborhood with regular day jobs could actually shop there M-F.

I usually forget to go there too, its super convenient but somehow i don't get there so much which is just as well because every time i do shop there I come home with a basketful of asian condiments and products that I have no idea how to use properly

I was devastated when Apple King Farms shut down. I used to go in there to get my veggies when I was selling my salsa. They would bring out the freshest produce for me all the time. They had such a huge variety and the prices were great. The people that worked there were super nice too. I miss it.

The Asian market on Spring Garden has pretty much the same selection and comparable prices. I often forget about going there for some reason.

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers face

lighterthief's picture

Kat wrote:
I was devastated when Apple King Farms shut down. I used to go in there to get my veggies when I was selling my salsa. They would bring out the freshest produce for me all the time. They had such a huge variety and the prices were great. The people that worked there were super nice too. I miss it.

yeah they were really nice and had great prices I always bought produce there instead of shoprite.

Empty factories to the east and all our waste
The shape of things that came shows on the broken workers face

2014 york's picture

I get the feeling that it's a really tough business being that the product is so perishable. A few do it well but produce is rarely their only product. It would be interesting to know what percentage the waste is fore each item being sold. Nobody buys the last banana. Thriftway got smart when they started selling older produce on the 99 cent rack.

FishtownYo's picture

himdaddy wrote:
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its funny how things work, you called up to complain about someone busting their but, and you end up with the fine.

If leaving the trucks on the street untouched for a year is busting their butts, I hate to see what their lazy side looks like.

BTW maybe you can stop having cars parked up on your sidewalk/driveway, I'm tired of having to push my kid in the stroller in to the street to get around your cars. Either pull them inside or something, just don't block the public right of way. It's lame. If you can't find a spot for your cars, maybe ask the truck people to move theirs sometime to free up spaces....

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What is so bad about religion is that it fosters a primitive form of morality that hinders progress in virtually any domain beneficial to our modern world.