1 in every 16 New Yorkers lives in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development, few of which provide access to any sort of community green space. Home to more than 4,500 New Yorkers, the NYCHA Houses at Castle Hill in the Bronx were no exception.

In the fall of 2021, the Associated Supermarket located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn shut its doors due to development. Neighborhood residents, including many seniors, found themselves without access to a grocery store.

Community members were concerned about the lack of access to affordable, fresh, healthy food. That's where GrowNYC stepped in.

GrowNYC is happy to announce a free training available to nonprofit organizations and community groups interested in operating a food box or farm stand in their neighborhood. Attend our Information Session on January 10 to learn more. 

Your locally grown Christmas trees, wreaths, and boughs will stay fresher longer and smell incredible.