Parkchester Greenmarket

Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd  [map]
Open Fridays, June 10 - November 18 
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


GrowNYC's Textile Collection: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
GrowNYC's Compost Collection: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC Vegetable & Fruit checks & FMNP coupons accepted.

Located on a busy stretch of sidewalk between the train station and two bus stops, the Parkchester Greenmarket transforms this transit hub into a lively community center connecting residents of all ages and backgrounds. Members of this diverse community appreciate the variety of fresh local produce that can now be found right in their neighborhood.

Calendar of Events

Community activities, cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges add to the diverse nature of this market.

Beginning July 9th, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Stellar Farmers’ Markets Program will conduct weekly bilingual nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations at this market. Every participant over 18 years of age will receive a $2 Health Bucks coupon for attending the workshop to use towards the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

Farmers

Gajeski Farm Vegetables from Suffolk County, NY
La Baraja Farm Vegetables, herbs, Mexican specialty produce and eggs from Orange County, NY
Meredith's Bakery Baked goods from Ulster County, NY
Nature's Way Farm Honey & candles from Chemung County, NY
R&G Produce Vegetables from Orange County, NY
Terhune Orchards Orchard fruit from Dutchess County, NY

Manager

Claudia Mena is the market manager for Parkchester and 175th St Greenmarkets. She has a degree in Hospitality Management from New York City College of Technology, and has worked in the food industry her whole life. Her experience has allowed her to fall in love with good food, people, and the way the two make her feel. She believes in a world centered around sustainability, wellness and creativity. In her free time, Claudia enjoys bike riding, cooking, reading, and thrift shopping.  

 

Angela Ruggiero-Corliss is thrilled to be back in New York and managing the Fort Washington, Parkchester, and Mt. Sinai Greenmarkets this season. A graduate of Columbia University, she has spent the last few years in western Massachusetts studying yoga, herbalism, and shiatsu bodywork. She believes that nourishing, locally-produced food is the most important medicine there is, since it helps people (re)connect with their bodies, their communities, and the earth. In her spare time she rides her bike around the city, writes, and listens to music.

Each week, read a new story from farmers, chefs, shoppers, New Yorkers and others whose lives have been impacted by Greenmarket by following GrowNYC on Medium.com. We hope these stories will make you smile, make you laugh or maybe even shed a tear.

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