41st Avenue btwn 80th and 81th Streets, Queens [map]
Open Tuesdays, 6/2 to 11/24
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & Senior FMNP Coupons accepted.
EBT/Debit/Credit accepted 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, neighbors flock to this bastion of local produce to shop for orchard fruit picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and excellent freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. For visitors to the hospital and neighborhood residents alike, the Elmhust Greenmarket functions as an icon of healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.
Community activities, cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges add to the diverse nature of this market.
Cooking demonstrations and nutrition education provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Apple State Hill Top Family Farm Honey and eggs from Sullivan County, NY
Fresh Radish Farm Vegetables from Orange County, NY
Gajeski Produce Vegetables from Suffolk County, NY
Hot Bread Kitchen Multi-ethnic artisan breads and tortillas from New York County, NY
Meredith's Bakery Baked goods from Ulster County, NY
R & G Produce Vegetables from Orange County, NY
Terhune Orchards Orchard fruit from Dutchess County, NY
Michael first came in to contact with GrowNYC as a City Harvest food rescue volunteer at the Union Square Greenmarket. There, he became aware of GrowNYC’s full impact of bringing fresh and healthy locally grown produce throughout New York City. He now proudly works in three markets in Queens - Elmhurst, Forest Hills, and Socrates Sculpture Park. While at the Greenmarkets, he wants to pet and cuddle every cute dog that comes across him. Michael aspires to become a successful filmmaker and writer someday and use his wealth to finance causes and organizations he cares about, which would certainly include GrowNYC.