Strawberries Are Here!

June 12, 2018

There’s nothing like coming out of the cavernous Union Square subway station to a canopy of tree branches covered in spring blossoms, the tents of the Greenmarket visible just beyond.

And then there’s the smell…strawberries.

Now you can make one of these delicious strawberry recipes!

Try it: Asparagus & Strawberry Kale Salad

As you may know, Greenmarkets don’t just provide fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, fish, and baked goods—they also serve as sustainability centers, enabling New Yorkers to join the effort to protect the environment. Most Greenmarkets collect food scraps for composting and textiles for recycling, as well as provide pop-up environmental education opportunities.

It’s your support that helps ensure that New Yorkers have access to fresh food, as well as recycling and educational opportunities at Greenmarkets. Make your donation today to keep Greenmarkets running strong!

And next time you walk through your local Greenmarket, say hello to the market manager working hard to ensure your market is a true resource for the neighborhood.

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Even MORE strawberry recipes:

Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Strawberry Salsa and Kale Crostinis with Goat Cheese

Summer Greenmarkets Now Open!

June 1, 2018

It’s happening!  Farmers market season is finally here, and this month we’re opening 15 seasonal GrowNYC Greenmarkets for our farmers to offer their bounty of delicious, local products throughout NYC.

 

Here’s the list of Greenmarkets opening in June.

Check out individual market webpages for information about upcoming activities such as guest chefs, kids programming, and book signings. Every market has free recipes and cooking demonstrations!

All GrowNYC Greenmarkets accept SNAP, and for every $5 a customer spends using SNAP, s/he receives one $2 Health Buck coupon to spend at the farmers market.

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3 GrowNYC Staff Named to Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center's '40 Under 40' 2018 List

May 30, 2018

We are so thrilled for GrowNYCers Jessica Douglas, Rishma Lucknauth, and Jerome Nathaniel, who were recently named “rising stars” in New York City Food Policy by Hunter College. The list recognizes individuals “who are working to transform the food system.” Here’s a snippet from their profiles:

Jessica: “My real education in food policy began 11 years ago when I began working for Greenmarket as a Market Manager. I now oversee logistics and operations for all 51 Greenmarkets throughout the five boroughs.”

Rishma: “I’ve always wanted to be a fisherman, but my seasickness wouldn’t allow that dream to manifest. Instead, I support our local fishermen (and women) who brave the high seas to bring fresh seafood to Greenmarket every week—they’re better at it than I could ever be.”

Jerome: “I … gained professional experience in the food justice world when I worked for Foodlink in Rochester as their SNAP Outreach Coordinator. It was during those three years that my passion for food justice was solidified.”

Jessica, Rishma, and Jerome will be honored at an event taking place on June 7th, 2018.

Click here to read the full interviews, and check out the other honorees working to make NYC a healthier and more sustainable place!

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