NYS Regional Food Hub Breaks Ground

March 30, 2021
Posted in GrowNYC

Three cheers!!! 

Last week, GrowNYC broke ground on the New York State Regional Food Hub (the Hub), a 60,000-square-foot cold-storage facility in the Bronx. 

The Hub will dramatically expand our wholesale distribution infrastructure that makes high-quality, local foods accessible to underserved New Yorkers through wholesale buyers, including institutions and restaurants, and through innovative partnerships with nonprofit organizations. It will also create quality jobs all while strengthening rural communities by supporting New York State farmers. 

The new food hub will work with a range of small- and mid-sized farms, providing unprecedented access to New York City’s wholesale marketplace. The processing facility will also assist Upstate producers and processors in targeting institutional and private sector procurement opportunities. This first-of-its-kind, publicly funded food hub dedicated to supporting regional farmers will serve as a model throughout the country.

Here's a link to the press release for the Groundbreaking, and here's a Q&A with more information about the project. 

GrowNYC's 2021 Plant Sale is Here!

March 2, 2021
Posted in Community Gardens

 

GrowNYC's Annual Spring Plant Sale, which we've been running since 1986, is a great way for community gardens, schools, block associations, churches, and any other group greening project to purchase vegetable, herb, and flowering plants grown by local Greenmarket farmers at wholesale prices.

Our Plant Sale takes place over 5 days in late April/early May - 3 days in Brooklyn and 2 days in the Bronx.  The sale is pre-order only, and orders must be in by April 9th.

More information about GrowNYC's Annual Spring Plant Sale

 

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