Since 1940, the "Block" has been famous for the quantity and quality of its Delaware and
fresh produce. It is one of the oldest and best established produce auction markets on the East
The market operates from mid-July until mid-September each year with most activity
occurring during the Delaware-Maryland watermelon harvest, when an average of 2,300,000
watermelons are sold to buyers large and small from all over the east. We also handle
cantaloupes, tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, cucumbers, and many other types of produce.