San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market plans to expand

VegiWorks Inc. moved into Earl’s former 20,000-square-foot spot, allowing it to consolidate produce and nonproduce items in one location, said Paulo Ho, warehouse manager.

The family operation had been in a 12,500-square-foot stall across the street with dry goods stored off-market.

At the same time, VegiWorks’ new location has three separate coolers tailored for the requirements of individual produce items, he said. One is a dry cooler with reduced humidity for items, such as mushrooms, that can spoil faster when stored under high humidity.

By Vicky Boyd