Health Bucks provide New Yorkers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, with additional purchasing power to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. For every $5 spent at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, shoppers receive $2 in Health Bucks. Health Bucks are available year-round at NYC farmers markets that accept EBT.
Community organizations may apply to receive Health Bucks to distribute to clients as an incentive to support nutrition education and other health-related activities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and qualifying organizations will receive Health Bucks beginning July 1st. Health Bucks are available on a first-come first-served basis as the quantity of coupons is limited.
If your organization would like to purchase Health Bucks coupons, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions gives SNAP participants with high blood pressure $30 in Health Bucks each month to buy fruits and vegetables from NYC farmers markets. Patients filling a prescription for high blood pressure medication receive a fruit and vegetable “prescription” that is exchanged at a nearby farmers market for Health Bucks. Visit a participating pharmacy below to sign up.
|Brooklyn||Whitman Pharmacy (in Fort Greene)
329A Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
|Manhattan||Drug Mart II (in Inwood)
New York, NY 10034
|NuCare Pharmacy & Surgical (in Chelsea)
250 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001
|Queens||Jannat Pharmacy (in Jackson Heights)
7203 35th Ave
Flushing, NY 11372
For questions, please email email@example.com.
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.
For more information about the Health Department's farmers market work, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.