Health Bucks

Health Bucks are $2 coupons distributed by the NYC Health Department that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all NYC farmers markets.

How to get Health Bucks

Farmers Market Shoppers with SNAP Benefits

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

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.

Purchase Health Bucks

If your organization would like to purchase Health Bucks coupons, please email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov for more information.

Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions

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.

Borough Location Phone Number
Brooklyn Whitman Pharmacy (in Fort Greene)
329A Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 938-0816
Manhattan Drug Mart II (in Inwood)
4873 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
(212) 569-4400
NuCare Pharmacy & Surgical (in Chelsea)
250 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001
(212) 462-2525
Queens Jannat Pharmacy (in Jackson Heights)
7203 35th Ave
Flushing, NY 11372
(718) 732-4288

For questions, please email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

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

For more information about the Health Department's farmers market work, contact us at farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.