Health Bucks

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

For more information, email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

How to get Health Bucks

Recipients of SNAP Benefits

Health Bucks help anyone who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. For every $5 spent at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, you can get $2 in Health Bucks. Health Bucks are available year-round at NYC farmers markets that accept EBT.

Community- and Faith-Based Organizations

Organizations may apply for free Health Bucks that they can then distribute to community members as an incentive to participate in nutrition education and other health-related activities.

Organizations can apply from mid-May through November. Qualifying organizations will receive Health Bucks starting July 1. Health Bucks are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organizations can also purchase Health Bucks. For more information, email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

Pharmacy to Farm Prescriptions

People who receive SNAP benefits and have high blood pressure can get $30 in Health Bucks each month at select pharmacies. Patients filling a prescription for high blood pressure medication will receive a fruit and vegetable “prescription” that can be exchanged at a farmers market for Health Bucks.

To sign up for this program, visit one of the pharmacies listed below.

Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Center Pharmacy (Downtown Brooklyn)
    104 Dekalb Avenue
    718-250-0060
  • Myrtle Drug Care (Fort Greene)
    355 Myrtle Avenue
    718-855-2292
  • Park Drugs (Crown Heights)
    801 Nostrand Avenue
    718-953-4548
  • Whitman Pharmacy (Fort Greene)
    329A Myrtle Avenue
    718-938-0816

Manhattan

  • Drug Mart II (Inwood)
    4873 Broadway
    212-569-4400
  • Dyckman Pharmacy (Inwood)
    199 Dyckman Street
    212-567-1331
  • Nagle Pharmacy (Inwood)
    210 Nagle Avenue
    212-942-0202
  • New Amsterdam Drug Mart (Upper West Side)
    698 Amsterdam Avenue
    212-865-9700
  • New London Pharmacy (Chelsea)
    246 Eighth Avenue
    212-243-4987
  • New York City Pharmacy (East Village)
    206 First Avenue
    212-253-8686
  • NuCare Pharmacy & Surgical (Chelsea)
    250 Ninth Avenue
    212-462-2525
  • Quick Rx UWS (Upper West Side)
    909 Columbus Avenue
    212-222-6388

Queens

  • Image Heights Pharmacy (Jackson Heights)
    7501 37th Avenue
    718-424-0100
  • Jannat Pharmacy (Jackson Heights)
    7203 35th Avenue
    718-732-4288
  • Nueva Vida Pharmacy (Jackson Heights)
    81-25 37th Avenue
    718-899-0200
  • Superior Pharmacy (Jackson Heights)
    80-05 Roosevelt Avenue
    718-478-1135

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