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Greenmarket Facts

Greenmarket Facts:

  • 54 markets locations in the five boroughs, some locations operate multiple days per week
  • 21 markets locations operate year-round
  • Over 250,000 customers frequent the markets every week in peak season
  • Over 150 acclaimed restaurants obtain ingredients from Greenmarket farmers each week
  • 8,000 students participate in Greenmarket's educational programs each year
  • Greenmarket participants donate about 500,000 pounds of food to City Harvest and other hunger relief organizations each year
  • Over $2.5 million inFarmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) couponswere redeemed by Greenmarket farmersin 2009
  • Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)/Food Stamps accepted at 40 markets in 2010, up from 3 markets in 2005, with sales going from $1000 in 2005 to over $250,000 in 2009.
  • HealthBuck distribution totalled nearly $100,000 in 2009, up from $4000 in 2007

Farmer Facts:

  • 224 regional farmers food producers attend Greenmarkets (23 certified Organic, 2 certified Animal Welfare Approved, 3 certified Naturally Grown)
  • 165 from New York, 35 from New Jersey, 13 from Pennsylvania, 5 from Connecticut, 4 from Vermont, 1 from Massachusetts and 1 from Rhode Island
  • 108 vegetable, small fruit and orchard growers
  • 49 livestock farmers (meat, dairy, poultry, wool)
  • 18 producers of honey, maple syrup, preservesor wine
  • 26 growers of plants, flowers & evergreen trees
  • 17 bakers
  • 8 fishers & aquaculturists

Greenmarket Farmers:

  • own or lease 33,000 acres of farmland
  • cultivate 20,000 acres
  • have placed over 1,000 acres in farmland protection programs, ensuring that the land will never be developed
  • travel a median distance of 90 miles between their farm and NYC

Vegetable Farm Sizes:

  • Largest 900 acres
  • Median 50 acres
  • Smallest 2 acres

Orchard Sizes:

  • Largest 980 acres
  • Median 118 acres
  • Smallest 24 acres

Livestock Farm Sizes:

  • Largest 2250 acres
  • Median 155 acres
  • Smallest 5 acres

Greenmarket Farmers Grow:

  • 47 varieties of peas and beans
  • 120 varieties of apples
  • 170 varieties of tomatoes
  • 350 varieties of peppers