41st Avenue btwn 80th and 81th Streets, Queens [map]
Open Tuesdays, 6/3 to 12/23
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. Whether stopping to pick up flowers as a get well gift, or filling a market basket with fresh food, 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.
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.
Alyssa Adkins is originally from Wilmington, Delaware where she grew up enjoying local strawberries, peaches and cider applesauce from a neighborhood farm. She moved to NYC to study music and nutrition, eventually becoming a Registered Dietitian and completing her Masters of Public Health. Hoping to use her expertise at the community level, Alyssa jumped into the local food movement. She landed in a series of “growing” experiences, from McEnroe Organic Farm upstate and the Long Island City CSA as farm liaison, to Greenmarket. Alyssa’s next step in obsessively exploring the food world from every angle is a foray into entrepreneurship—she is currently working on starting a Queens-based ice cream company.
Lucienne is a first year Market Manager and EBT Coordinator. She is passionate about food and agriculture and has recently returned to New York City after managing a cocoa farm in the West Indies. Lucienne loves to cook and believes every good recipe should be paired with a soundtrack.