Use eWIC with Select Farmers at Greenmarket

July 30, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged eWIC, WIC

New! How to use eWIC at Greenmarket

The WIC Vegetable and Fruit Check Program was created to improve the health of low-income women and children. The program provides pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of 5 enrolled in the WIC Program with nutrition benefits to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

In spring 2019, the WIC program in New York State moved from issuing paper checks to providing benefits on a debit card. The WIC EBT card allows vendors to be reimbursed faster and families to roll over any unused benefits from a shopping trip toward future purchases during the same month. 

However, moving away from paper checks meant that many producers did not have the technology required to accept eWIC at farmers markets. As a result, a pilot program was launched in partnership with the NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Farmers Market Federation of NY, and Novo Dia Group to provide farmers with equipment, technology and support to accept eWIC cards. 

We are excited to share that Morgiewicz Farms and R&G Produce are participating in this pilot and are able to accept eWIC cards directly. To use your eWIC card please visit Morgewicz Farms or R&G produce at any of the following Greenmarket locations. Please note that Morgeiwicz and R&G are the only producers who can accept eWIC at this time.

Use your eWIC card with Morgiewicz Farms at these GrowNYC Greenmarkets: 

57th St Greenmarket
Tenth Ave & 57th St, Manhattan [map]
Saturdays | June 3 to November 18
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Bx Boro Hall Greenmarket
161st and Grand Concourse, Bronx [map]
Tuesdays | June 6 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Ft Washington Greenmarket
168th Street & Fort Washington Ave, Manhattan [map]
Tuesdays | June 6 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Lincoln Hospital Greenmarket Friday
On 149th St between Park and Morris Aves, Bronx [map]
Fridays | June 23 to November 17
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm


Use your eWIC card with R&G at these GrowNYC Greenmarkets: 

Elmhurst Hospital Greenmarket
41st Avenue btw 80th and 81st Streets, Queens [map]
Tuesdays | June 13 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
2023 schedule changes: 11/7/2023 will be closed for Election Day.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave between 79th & 80th Sts, Queens [map]
Sundays | Year Round
Winter Market Hours (Jan-May): 8:00am - 2:00pm
Summer Market Hours (June-Dec): 8:00am - 3:00pm

Poe Park
E 192nd Street btw Grand Concourse & Valentine, Bronx [map]
Tuesdays | June 27 to November 21
Market Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Staten Island Mall
Staten Island Mall, Staten Island [map]
Marsh Avenue & Ring Road (Commuter Lot Behind Macy's)
Saturdays | June 10 - November 18
Market Hours: 8:00am - 2:00pm

**Please note that R&G produce is NOT currently able to accept eWIC at the following markets: Corona Greenmarket, Flushing Greenmarket, Forest Hills Greenmarket.

One thing that hasn’t changed: the $5 WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons continue to be issued as paper checks. All Greenmarket fruit and vegetable producers and all Farmstand locations accept WIC FMNP Checks.

Stop by the Market Information Tent at your neighborhood Greenmarket for more information.

3D Printing with GrowNYC & Cyant

July 22, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

This STEAM workshop for kids is hosted by GrowNYC and Cyant. During these events, we will start at GrowNYC's iconic Union Square Greenmarket to discuss plants and return to Project Farmhouse to connect the dots with 3D printing! Young cyantists will learn about the technology, sustainability aspects, and create a small 3D printed design for a "plant project" which they will be able to take home!

3D Printing Workshops for Kids with Cyant and GrowNYC
August 17th & September 14th 
Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th St (at 4th Ave)
Learn more about Cyant 

August 17 Tickets
September 14 Tickets 

Join GrowNYC at the Bronx Night Market 8/24

July 9, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket

Each Saturday, the Bronx Night Market brings a global food celebration to Fordham Plaza. Find the GrowNYC booth among the other 50+ food, drink, and artisan vendors on Saturday, August 24th.

No tickets or entry fee.

GrowNYC Grains at Slow Grains 2019

July 9, 2019
Posted in Greenmarket | Tagged Grains, Beer

Slow Grains 2019 - a bi-annual grain conversation, in partnership with GrowNYC Grains

Slow Grains is back! Join us for a dynamic conversation with leaders in the movement to bring small-scale grain growing back to the Northeast. Momentum around locally-grown grains is building – amongst brewers, distillers, bakers, chefs, and home cooks – our collective effort is creating a regional system of growing, processing, and distributing grains. Built into this movement is improved flavor, as well as on-farm diversification and resilience. Farm Breweries have generally lagged behind other sectors due to availability of barley, and limited capacity to malt grains grown in the region. In 2014 Brewers Choice became an event that showcased beer made with regional grains, malted in the northeast. Since then, 12 malting facilities have opened, the number of acres devoted to growing barley has tripled, the number of Farm Brewery licenses has increased by more than 450% and in 2019 the requirement to use New York State ingredients increased to 60%. And best of all, consumers are experiencing a golden era of delicious innovation in their favorite liquid form. Beer. Wow!

Come learn from the pioneering folks working on the Northeast local grain movement – we’ll share what we’ve learned, discuss grains varieties growing in our region, their important role in the building of a sustainable food system, and the infrastructure and distribution challenges involved in these efforts.

Join us on July 17 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for this all-inclusive event with outdoor space, sunset views, live music, and a ton of beer tastings. The Slow Grains' panel discussion will precede the awesome Brewers' Choice 2019 event. Purchase of a ticket allows entry to the event. This year 20 small batch brewers will come together to celebrate local grains and malts with Slow Grains of Slow Food NYC!

WIth much gratitude to Beer Sessions Radio™ and the Good Beer Seal for hosting us at this, the 9th annual NYC Brewer’s Choice™, a featured event of July Good Beer Month.

Tickets are 21+ and over and are All-inclusive Food + Drink

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