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NYC Health + Hospitals Announces New Season of Farmers Markets Near Patient Care Sites

Farmers markets make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, visitors, staff, and the larger community

Jun 13, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals today launched a new season of farmers markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city. The farmers markets, operated by local partners GrowNYC, Harvest Home, Uptown Grand Central, and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, make it easy for anyone in the community to access fresh, local fruits and vegetables at an affordable price.

“Summer is a great time of year to try new fruits and vegetables, and we’re making it easier by bringing farmers’ markets to our campuses,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “I want to thank our community partners for helping us provide fresh, local produce to our patients, staff, and communities.”

“The launch of the current season’s farmer’s markets by NYC Health and Hospitals, in collaboration with our community partners, serves as a testament to our steadfast commitment towards enhancing the accessibility to affordable produce within communities facing limited options. While prioritizing community health, this partnership recognizes the indispensable role of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in mitigating the prevalence of diet-related diseases. With utmost appreciation, we wholeheartedly endorse and champion the efforts undertaken by our invaluable local farmers,” said Kate MacKenzie, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy.

Various payment options are available to help New Yorkers take advantage of farmers markets, and Fresh Food Box sites, including EBT/SNAP, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) coupons.

In addition, GrowNYC offers the Fresh Food Boxes program year-round at NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter. The boxes offer seasonal, local produce well below market price through the power of collaborative purchasing. Individuals can sign up for the program at https://www.grownyc.org/foodbox/UGC

Here are the locations and hours for farmers markets at NYC Health + Hospitals facilities this season:


NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
Operated by Harvest Home
1400 Pelham Parkway South at Eastchester Road
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 23 – November 17

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
Operated by GrowNYC
Park Avenue and East 149th Street
Tuesdays and Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 23 – November 21

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
Operated by Harvest Home
E. Mosholu Parkway North and Jerome Avenue
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 14 – November 22


NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
Operated by Harvest Home
451 Clarkson Avenue between East 37th and East 38th Streets
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 14 – November 22

NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health
Operated by Harvest Home
Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 16 – November 17

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull
Operated by GrowNYC
Broadway and Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
July 5 – November 22


NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter
Operated by GrowNYC with Uptown Grand Central
Community Plaza, East 125th Street and Park Avenue
Wednesdays: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Open all year

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur
Operated by GrowNYC
Madison Street and Jefferson Street
Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 6 – November 18

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Operated by Harvest Home
512 Lenox Avenue between 136th and 137th Streets
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 16 – November 17

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Operated by Harvest Home
2nd Avenue between East 97th and East 99th Streets
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 16 – November 17


NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Operated by GrowNYC
41st Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 13 – November 21

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
82-68 164 Street (between Goethals Avenue & Grand Central Parkway)
Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
July 7 – November 23

For more information on the NYC Health + Hospitals Farmers Markets, visit https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/services/farmers-markets/.

Contact: Press Office: 212-788-3339; PressOffice@nychhc.org

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.