Nutrition: Farmers Markets

You can get affordable and fresh local produce at NYC farmers markets, with more than 130 locations throughout the five boroughs.

All NYC farmers markets accept Health Bucks coupons and most accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or foods stamps) benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. There are several ways to find a farmers market near you:

For more information about farmers markets or any of the programs and resources described below, email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov

Stellar Farmers Markets Program

The Stellar Farmers Markets program provides free nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations at select farmers markets throughout NYC from July to November. The program builds participants' knowledge and skills about how and why to prepare healthy meals using fresh, seasonal produce. Workshops are open to the public and are provided in multiple languages. All participants aged 18 years and older will receive a $2 Health Bucks coupon for attending and completing a survey.

Groups can schedule a visit by emailing eatwell@health.nyc.gov.

Many farmers markets host nutrition-related activities, such as food activities for kids, cooking demonstrations or adult nutrition workshops. To find out if a market hosts nutrition-related activities, email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

Resources for Community Organizations

Farmers Market Walking Tours

Introduce clients, patients, co-workers, community members and family and friends to everything your local farmers 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:

Other Ways to Find Local Produce

Pre-Paid Food Boxes

Pay one week in advance and pick up fresh, local produce at a convenient location in your neighborhood. You can pay with an EBT card, Health Bucks, cash, credit and debit.

For more information, including locations, visit GrowNYC or Corbin Hill Food Project.

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture allow residents to have direct access to fresh, local produce by purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, the farmer will deliver a share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood.

For more information, visit Just Food.

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