Looking to buy local? Farmers markets offer some of the freshest, most nutritious, locally grown products in the city. There are more than 140 farmers markets in, New York City, most of which accept the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card. More than 20 farmers' markets across NYC operate year round.
Health Bucks, worth $2 each, can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all farmers markets in NYC from July through November. If you use SNAP, you will receive a $2 coupon for every $5 you spend at the farmers' market.
Youthmarket is a network of urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and designed to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to communities throughout New York City. Youthmarket is a GrowNYC program modeled after Greenmarket. GrowNYC purchases produce from local farmers and trains young people to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.
If you are a local farmer interested in the wholesaling opportunities offered by Youthmarket or a community-based organization interested in becoming a partner, please contact GrowNYC.
Pay one week in advance to receive a selection of local, fresh fruits and vegetables at a convenient location in your community. Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, Health Bucks, cash, credit, and debit are accepted. Visit the GrowNYC website to learn more.