Education & Tours

Greenmarket offers a variety of specialized educational programming targeted to youth and seniors.

Greenmarket Youth Education connects thousands of New York City schoolchildren in grades K-12 with Greenmarkets and farmers each year. Fun, interactive learning experiences like Greenmarket School Tours help children gain an understanding of how food choices impact their bodies, their environment and their communities. Our in-school Seed to Plate curriculum teaches 5th and 6th graders about agriculture, cooking and nutrition.

We also provide information to teachers and parents interested in bringing students on field trips of regional farms or to the Governors Island Teaching Garden.

Greenmarket Seniors brings older New Yorkers to the farmers market for a guided tour and tasting and offers presentations at senior centers as well.

See us in action!

 

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.