You can get affordable and fresh local produce at the city’s farmers markets, with more than 130 locations throughout the five boroughs. All farmers markets accept Health Bucks coupons and most accept EBT cards (SNAP).
There are several ways to find a farmers market near you:
Help introduce family and friends to everything your local market has to offer by leading a walking tour. Learn more about How to Lead a Walking Tour (PDF), and check out some ideas for activities to make your tour fun and educational:
The Stellar Farmers Markets program provides free, bilingual nutrition education and cooking demonstrations at select farmers markets throughout NYC from July to November. Using the New York State Health Department’s, "Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables" curriculum, Stellar Farmers Markets teaches participants how and why to prepare healthy meals using fresh, seasonal produce. Participants 18 and older can get a $2 Health Bucks coupon at the workshops.
To learn how to make more than a hundred easy, affordable and delicious meals using fruits and vegetables, download our Stellar Farmers Markets program recipes (PDF)
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Groups of 10 or more can schedule a group visit by emailing email@example.com.
Farmers Markets for Kids provides free, bilingual food-based activities for children at select farmers markets. Classes encourage children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables by engaging them in hands-on activities. Children explore fruits and vegetables, taste featured recipes and receive a $2 Health Buck coupon.
From July to November 2018, Farmers Markets for Kids is hosted at three farmers markets:
To schedule a field trip, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pay one week in advance to receive local, fresh fruits and vegetables. You can pay with an EBT card, Health Bucks, cash, credit and debit. For more information, visit GrowNYC or the Corbin Hill Food Project.
Community Supported Agriculture allow residents to have direct access to high quality, local produce by purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June until October or November, your farmer delivers a share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.
For more information, visit Just Food.