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Jackson Heights Greenmarket

34th Ave at 78th St, Queens [map]
Open Sundays, year-round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (winter hours 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

GrowNYC's Textile Recycling: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Compost Collection with BIG!Compost: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP checks accepted.
EBT/Food Stamps & Debit/Credit accepted 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Calendar of Events

Community activities, cooking demonstrations, live music and recipe exchanges all add to the diverse nature of this market.

Beginning April 6th, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Stellar Markets program will be hosting free cooking and nutrition education workshops. 

Farmers

American Seafood Wild caught seafood from Suffolk County, NY
Anthony Road Winery Wines from Yates County, NY
Consider Bardwell Farm Goat milk cheeses from Rutland County, VT
Deep Mountain Maple Maple Syrup and candy from Orleans County, VT (April-June, October-December)
DiPaola Turkeys Turkey from Mercer County, NJ
Francesca's Bakery Breads and baked goods from Middlesex County, NJ 
Hot Bread Kitchen Multi-ethnic artisan breads and tortillas from New York County, NY
Hudson Valley Duck Farm Heritage breed ducks and duck products from Sullivan County, NY
John D Madura Farm Vegetables from Orange County, NY
Lani's Farm Vegetables from Burlington County, NJ (growing season only)
Maynard Farms & Orchards Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY 
Nature's Way Farms Honey & candles from Chemung County, NY
Nolasco's Farm Vegetables from Warren County, NJ (growing season only)
Phillips Farms Vegetables from Hunterdon County, NJ
R & G Produce Vegetables from Orange County, NY (growing season only)
Rising Sun Farm Grass fed and grain finished Angus beef from Madison County, NY
Ronnybrook Dairy Milk, yogurt, butter, and ice cream from Columbia County, NY
Sawkill Farm Vegetables, berries, eggs, and pork from Dutchess County, NY
Tello's Green Farm Eggs and vegetables from Dutchess County, NY

Managers

Pierina Arias is from Ecuador. Before moving to the United States, she studied Educational Psychology at Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte. She has been a Jackson Heights resident for the past 24 years. She joined the Jackson Heights greenmarket as an EBT coordinator in the summer of 2007. Pierina is also the High School Registrar at the Renaissance Charter School. She enjoys working with the community and New York City residents with their EBT/Credit/Debit transactions.

Brittany Ryan is a recent transplant to the city from Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is passionate about everything that encompasses food - particularly how it can bring so many people together. She recently received her Master's degree in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities with a focus in food access. She brings this desire for food access combined with her agricultural roots to her work at Greenmarket. She loves to cook and eat, especially with people.