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

Farmers markets run by GrowNYC and Harvest Home make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for patients, visitors, staff, and the larger community

Jun 14, 2022

New York, NY

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.

“Healthy food is medicine that all New Yorkers should have access to,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of our farmers markets at NYC Health + Hospitals sites, as well as across the city, and together, we will ensure all New Yorkers can access the healthy food they deserve.”

“Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet and good health,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “These farmers markets will make it easier and more affordable for our patients, staff, and communities to eat healthy, and we couldn’t do it without our community partners.”

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:

BRONX

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
Operated by Harvest Home
1400 Pelham Parkway South at Eastchester Road
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 24 through November 18
Includes cooking demos

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
Operated by GrowNYC
Park Avenue and East 149th Street
Tuesdays and Fridays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 24 through November 22

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
Operated by Harvest Home
Mosholu Parkway North and Jerome Avenue
Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 15 through November 23
Includes cooking demos

BROOKLYN

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
Operated by Harvest Home
Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 17 to November 18

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 15 through November 24

MANHATTAN

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/Harlem
Operated by Harvest Home
512 Lenox Avenue between 136th and 137th Streets
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 17 through November 18
Includes cooking demos

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Operated by Harvest Home
2nd Avenue between East 97th and East 99th Streets
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 17 Through November 18
Includes cooking demos

QUEENS

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Operated by GrowNYC
41st Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets
Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
June 14 through November 22

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
Operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
82-68 164 Street (between Goethals Avenue & Grand Central Parkway)
Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 23 through November 23

For more information on the NYC Health + Hospitals Farmers Markets, visit /services/farmers-markets/.