41st Avenue btwn 80th and 81st 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.
Cooking demonstrations and nutrition education provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
August 4th, 10am - 1pm
Maime Café Tables at Elmhurst
Join the WIC center's breastfeeding support group to learn the importance of breastfeeding. Take part in a raffle to win a basket of greenmarket goods!
August 4th, 10am-1pm
Visit the info stand for a nutritional sugar demo on the differences between processed and unprocessed sugar and how to choose delicious low sugar options.
August 11th 11am-2pm
Bring out the kids to the information stand to make a memory and take a farmers-market themed family photo.
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
Hana Martinez is a native of Corona, Queens. She is committed to fostering positive change for her hometown and that starts with healthier (and more delicious) lifestyles and with repairing our food system through the support of regional agriculture. Hana has worked on various organic farms and intentional communities along the east coast and Canada. She served as an urban farmer for the Battery Conservancy's Battery Urban Farm project – an experience that made her begin to see every rooftop and vacant lot as an opportunity. Hana is an lover of the arts be they the literary, visual or musical and it is the scents, sounds, colors, and flavors of farm and greenmarket life that inspire her.
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.