Ditmars Park Youthmarket

Steinway St between Ditmars Blvd and 23rd Ave, Astoria [map]
Open Saturdays, July 9 - November 19
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP Coupons accepted.

Ditmars Park Youthmarket, in its first season, is a collaborative effort between GrowNYC and Friends of Ditmars Park. It provides residents with access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables. GrowNYC is pleased to partner with Global Kids, who hire the neighborhood youth that run this farmstand. Participating youth learn small business skills, nutrition education and much more, all while serving their community.

Youthmarket Suppliers:

The Youthmarket sources all of its food from Greenmarket Co., a wholesale distribution service offered by GrowNYC. Greenmarket Co. is designed to bring the freshest, highest-quality regionally grown farm products to the New York City community. Youthmarket’s produce is grown by the following farms:

Cassaday Farms – Monroeville, NJ
Cayuga Pure Organics – Brooktondale, NY
Champlain Valley Milling – Westport, NY
Dagele Brothers Produce – Florida, NY
Davenport Farms – Stone Ridge, NY
De Meyer Farm – Hilton, NY
Farmer Ground Flour – Trumansburg, NY
Handsome Brook Farm – Various locations throughout New York
LynOaken Orchards – Medina, NY
Marolda Farm – Vineland, NJ
Maine Grains – Skowhegan, ME
Mead Orchards – Tivoli, NY
Muzzarelli Farms – Vineland, NJ
North Country Farms – Watertown, NY
Pastore Orchards – Elm, NJ
Platte Creek Maple Farm – Saugerties, NY
Prospect Hill Orchards – Milton, NY
Reeves Farm – Baldwinsville, NY
Remembrance Farm – Trumansburg, NY
Sarah Nicolosi and Sons – Swedesboro, NJ
Satur Farms – Cutchogue, NY and Palm City, FL (Dec - March)
Sorbello Farms – Woolwich Township, NJ
S&SO – Florida, NY
Toigo Orchards – Shippensburg, PA
Tremblay Apiaries – Van Etten, NY
Willow’s Cranberries – Wareham, MA
Wilklow Orchards – Highland, NY

 

 

On Monday, July 11, we launched the “Oh SNAP!” educational campaign with a live mural painting on a Greenmarket, Co. delivery truck. The “Oh SNAP!” campaign was designed to draw attention to the fact that GrowNYC’s network of Greenmarkets accept electronic benefits cards (EBT) and shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to purchase farm-fresh produce from the region’s mid-sized family farmers.

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