Through Youthmarket, families in underserved communities now have increased access to farm fresh food. GrowNYC’s youth-led farm stands help young people earn money, gain job experience, and learn small-business skills while farmers in the New York City region achieve higher revenue through access to underserved markets. This year, GrowNYC operated 11 Youthmarkets throughout the city in collaboration with community partner organizations, employing more than 60 teens and distributing more than 90,000 pounds of fresh produce in neighborhoods of NYC.
This season, Youthmarket sourced all of its fresh produce – nearly $100,000 worth – via Greenmarket Co. In past years, Youthmarket handled procurement on its own, sometimes picking up produce at three different farmers’ markets to supply one farm stand. Sourcing via Greenmarket Co. has allowed Youthmarket to access a wider range of local farmers and their products as well as benefit from economies of scale and more streamlined logistics.
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Youthmarket Sites and Project Partners
Cypress Hills YM, Brooklyn
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Roberto Clemente Plaza YM, Bronx
South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Lower East Side YM, Manhattan
Henry Street Settlement
Riverdale YM, Bronx
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Marble Hill YM, Bronx
Bon Secours New York Health System
Brownsville YM, Brooklyn
Brownsville Recreation Center
Kensington YM, Brooklyn
Councilmember Brad Lander
Family Cook Productions
Ridgewood YM, Queens
Ridgewood Local Development Corporation
Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District
McKinley Square YM, Morrisania, Bronx
GrowNYC’s Learn It Grow It Eat It