Health Bucks

Health Bucks, worth two dollars ($2) each, are developed and distributed by the NYC Health Department and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all farmers' markets in NYC (PDF).

The 2016 Health Bucks season will begin on July 1, 2016.

How to get Health Bucks

Spend $5 using EBT at a farmers’ market and receive a $2 Health Buck. All farmers' markets that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will give one Health Buck coupon to each customer for every five dollars ($5) spent using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT).

Apply to Distribute Health Bucks. Download the application and instructions for community organizations to receive Health Bucks (PDF). Community organizations may apply to receive Health Bucks to distribute to their clients as an incentive to support nutrition education and other health-related activities. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis as the quantity of Health Bucks is limited.

Purchase Health Bucks. If your organization would like to purchase Health Bucks coupons to distribute beginning July 1, 2016, please visit the Fund for Public Health New York.

Farmers' Market Walking Tours

How to Lead a Farmers’ Market Walking Tour:
Leading a group on a farmers’ market walking tour is a great way to familiarize participants with their local farmers’ market. Download tips for How to Lead a Walking Tour (PDF) and see the interactive walking tour activities below.

Farmers’ Market Walking Tour Activities

News and Reports

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