Jazz Foundation at GrowNYC Greenmarkets

May 18, 2022
Posted in Greenmarket

Come out and hear Jazz Foundation musicians playing at GrowNYC Greenmarkets!

The Jazz Foundation of America, a non-profit organization based in Manhattan, provides retired professional jazz musicians with the opportunity to continue performing.

Through their "Gig Fund," the Jazz Foundation produces free, “pop-up” performances for underserved audiences. The shows take place in public spaces as opposed to traditional and costly venues, and engage new audiences who would not otherwise have the chance to hear these accomplished players. We are thrilled to announce the schedule of performers coming out to GrowNYC Greenmarkets. 

2022 SCHEDULE JAZZ FOUNDATION
AT GROWNYC GREENMARKETS 

May 21

    St George Saturday Greenmarket (SI)

George Braith

 May 24

    Brooklyn Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket (BK)  

Band TBD

 May 28

    Sunnyside Saturday Greenmarket (QNS)

Band TBD

 May 28

    7th Avenue Sunset Park Saturday Greenmarket (BK) 

Jerry Griffin
     
June 5     Domino Park Saturday Greenmarket (BK)   Band TBD
June 7     Astor Place Tuesday Greenmarket (MHTN) Band TBD
June 7     Oculus Plaza Tuesday Greenmarket (MHTN) Craig Haynes
June 14     Bronx Borough Hall Tuesday Greenmarket (BX) Band TBD
     
July 7     Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza Thursday Greenmarket (QNS) Band TBD
July 9     57th Street Saturday Greenmarket (MHTN) Band TBD
July 12     Elmhurst Hospital Tuesday Greenmarket (QNS) Band TBD
July 15     Corona Plaza Friday Greenmarket (QNS) Band TBD


Presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Seasonal Greenmarkets Opening!

May 3, 2022
Posted in Greenmarket

It's farmers market season in New York City!

GrowNYC's year-round Greenmarkets are fanning out as farmers bring additional delicious fruits and vegetables to market every day. And our seasonal Greenmarkets have begun opening. New Yorkers (and visitors!) can find a bounty of fresh, local products at our food access sites throughout the city. 

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/EBT, Debit/Credit, Healthfirst OTC cards (LIP and CC members only), WIC & Senior FMNP coupons, and Greenmarket Bucks accepted. Spend $2 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, get bonus $2 Health Buck, up to $10 per day.

We’re on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Follow us for up-to-date market news.
 

OPENING DATE   SEASONAL GREENMARKET
May 7   Bay Ridge Saturdays
May 8   Bartel-Pritchard Square Sundays (also open on Wednesdays)
May 15   Stuyvesant Town Sundays 
May 29   Bensonhurst Sundays
June 4   57th Street Saturdays (opens Wednesdays June 8)
June 5   Domino Park Sundays
June 7   Astor Place Tuesdays
June 7   Fort Washington Tuesdays
June 7   Bronx Borough Hall Tuesdays
June 7   Oculus Tuesdays 
June 10   Parkchester Fridays
June 11   Staten Island Mall Saturdays 
June 14   Elmhurst Tuesdays
June 15   Mount Sinai Hospital Wednesdays
June 19   92nd Street Sundays
June 24    Lincoln Hospital Fridays (open Tuesdays June 28)
June 24   Corona Fridays
June 28   Poe Park Tuesdays
June 30   175th St Thursdays 
July 7   Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza Thursdays
July 7   Boro Park Thursdays
July 9   4th Avenue Sunset Park Saturdays
July 27   Flushing Wednesdays 

Notice of Expected Behavior during GrowNYC Programs

April 29, 2022
Posted in GrowNYC

GrowNYC is committed to providing safe and accepting community programing. We do so by standing firmly against hateful speech and behavior of all kinds and firmly behind our employees, partners, participants, community members and others who share our values. We welcome all who want to learn and improve the world we share, as long as they join us with an open mind and heart and treat each other with respect and dignity.

When you participate in GrowNYC program offerings you will:

  • Be considerate and respectful to all staff, fellow participants and the community at large.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior, materials, and speech.
  • Speak up if you observe anything at an event that conflicts with this Code of Conduct. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member GrowNYC’s staff.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
Unacceptable behavior from any participant or attendee will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech, materials, or conduct by any Attendee of the event and related event activities. Many event venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language or symbols directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Personal insults or oppressive behavior, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, basis of ability, age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, immigration status, language, nationality, physical appearance, or religion. 
  • Taking photos or video or audio recordings which are used for the purpose of embarrassing or harassing an attendee, or edited or otherwise distorted for such purposes, or which use the likeness of an individual for commercial purposes without consent.
  • Any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behavior, or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, or ethnic slurs.
  • Failure to obey any rules or regulations or directions given by event staff.

GrowNYC may direct any Attendee who violates the Code of Conduct to leave the venue and reserves the right to ban individuals from all of GrowNYC’s events and programing. In addition, GrowNYC staff reserves the right to discontinue the program unless the unacceptable behavior is corrected, or the disruptive party leaves the venue.

Building Emotional Resilience Against Climate Change

April 13, 2022

Join us on April 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM for a free virtual round-table discussion about climate anxiety between NYC high schoolers and a climate-aligned psychologist.

 

Have you ever stayed up too late reading negative news stories about climate change? Do you feel anger towards people or politicians who aren’t doing enough to stop the devastation the planet faces? Do you worry about how it may affect you or your child’s life? These are all effects of climate anxiety or distress. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone.

Climate anxiety is a "form of psychological distress related to the climate crisis," also defined by the American Psychological Association as a “chronic fear of environmental doom.”

Who is affected by climate anxiety? Anyone aware of climate change and its harmful effects may experience some level of anxiety. Certain groups may face a higher risk of physical and mental health issues due to environmental causes. These groups include those who live in areas prone to extreme weather events, Indigenous people, displaced communities, or adolescents. Recent research has confirmed the phenomenon that many of us know to be true.

A 2021 study published in The Lancet found high rates of negativity and hopelessness regarding climate change among youth. The 10-country survey of 10,000 youth aged 16-25 asked how they felt about climate change and their government’s response to it. Nearly 60% said they felt ‘very worried’ or ‘extremely worried’ about climate change, and 45% of participants said that their feelings about climate change impacted their daily lives.

The breadth of this study demonstrates that while climate worries can feel isolating, there are many people worldwide that are facing similar struggles.

New York City’s climate forecast includes longer, hotter, and more frequent heat waves, sea level rise, and more extreme flooding. These impending problems have led to documented cases of climate anxiety in NYC. There are actions you can take to protect your health considering the issue of climate change. A new area of therapy has even emerged to tackle the issue.

Climate-aware therapists are professionally-trained psychotherapists who recognize that the climate crisis is both a global threat to all life on Earth and a deeply personal threat to the mental and physical well-being—the sense of safety, meaning, and purpose—of each individual, family, and community on the planet.

Therapy is only one solution of many for combatting climate anxiety. You have a chance to hear directly from a climate-aligned therapist about concrete ways to cope with climate anxiety and a greater understanding of the mental health struggle associated with a warming planet. On April 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM, GrowNYC will be moderating a conversation between NYC high school students and Dr. Wendy Greenspun, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who serves on the board of directors of the Climate Psychology Alliance–North America.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear from NYC high schoolers about how they are experiencing climate change and a professionally trained psychologist on ways to deal with it. If you are someone who may be suffering from climate anxiety or are concerned that your students or children are, consider tuning in on April 28.

We hope to see you there!

GrowNYC Virtual Seasonal Job Fair April 5

March 15, 2022
Posted in GrowNYC

Every day, GrowNYC employees see first-hand the impact they have on the environment and the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs. We’re a non-profit organization founded 50 years ago, and we operate farmers marketsFarmstandsFresh Food Box sitesfood scrap collections, and more.

We hire many seasonal staff starting in the early spring.

If you are interested in working for this dynamic organization to provide fresh food for all and reduce New York City's carbon footprint, join our job fair and meet our team!

At the GrowNYC Virtual Seasonal Job Fair, you will meet staff from each of our programs, hear more about seasonal jobs available at GrowNYC, and get a chance to ask questions about working with GrowNYC.

GrowNYC Seasonal Job Fair
Tuesday, April 5
6-7pm
FREE event, please register here.

Job Requirements:

  • We are looking for early-risers who can work outside in various weather conditions and lift heavy equipment.
  • Age 18+
  • Available May - November, including weekend days

Additional Skills Valued (but not required):

  • Proficient in languages other than English
  • Valid New York State Drivers license, and an interest in driving in NYC

GrowNYC positions (seasonal and otherwise) and Greenmarket farm and farm stand job opportunities are posted here: 
GrowNYC job opportunities and Greenmarket farm and farm stand job opportunities.

Notice of Voluntary Recall, Ronnybrook Farm Ice Cream

February 15, 2022
Posted in GrowNYC

GrowNYC has received notification from Greenmarket producer Ronnybrook Farm that due to the possibility of contamination they are voluntarily recalling the following products sold at their farm stand and other retailers within expiry. 

  • Ronnybrook Ice cream all flavor pints & 3 gallon tub (all effected products will have the manufacturing plant number “CT121” or “CT#121”) 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. This is a voluntary and precautionary recall. 

These products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased products listed above are urged to return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-772-6455.

Company Contact Information:
Ronnybrook Farm Dairy 
1-800-772-6455

View the full Ronnybrook Farm Voluntary Product Recall details here.

New York Seafood Week!

January 31, 2022
Posted in Greenmarket

March 7-11 we are celebrating New York fish and shellfish and all are welcome!

New York Sea Grant, in collaboration with industry, academic and other professional seafood stakeholders, including GrowNYC, will host its 2022 New York Seafood Summit in-person and virtually.

The goal of the summit is to convene a group of enthusiastic professionals with vested interest in seafood to build active communications between the various sectors of New York's seafood industry. Each year at the summit we try to highlight some of New York’s bountiful seafood supply and introduce participants to the delicious, diverse, and versatile seafood’s available locally. 

Participating Restaurants
If you are a chef/restaurant interested in highlight New York fish or shellfish on your menus March 5-11, we'd love to promote you! Sign up here

Reverence, Harlem 
Greenwalk Trout Minuite

232 Bleeker, West Village
Grilled Sea Bream with Green Curry and Crepes

Cookshop, Chelsea
Long Island Skate, Sorana beans, Wild Mushrooms
Oyster Pond oysters, Orient, NY

La Vara, Cobble Hill
Skate Wing on the bone with Ajada; Whole Fluke with Refrito de Ajo; Squid and Hake Rossejat

Saint Julivert, Cobble Hill 
Scallop Tacos; Squid a la Plancha; Hake Pot Pie; Skate on the bone

Troutbeck, Amenia, NY
Hudson Valley Fisheries Steelhead Trout Toast; Clam Tagliatelle

Seafood Summit Schedule 
Participants must register in advance for panels and discussions. Registration information here.

Monday, March 7, 2022
2PM - 5PM

Urban Aquaponics
International Foodservice and Restaurant Show - Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
In-person Event, REGISTER HERE and HERE
Participants must also register via the International Foodservice and Restaurant Show website, use the code SEAFOOD for a free registration.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
2PM - 5PM

New York Fisheries
Cornell Cooperative Extension - 423 N. Griffing Ave. #100, Riverhead, NY 11901
In-person Event, REGISTER HERE 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
2PM - 3:30PM

New Yorks Emerging Seaweed Sector
Virtual Event, REGISTER HERE

Thursday, March 10, 2022
1PM - 4PM

Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture
Culinary Institute of America - 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
In-person Event, REGISTER HERE 

Friday, March 11, 2022
2PM - 3:30PM

New York’s Commercial Fisheries
Virtual Event, REGISTER HERE

We hope to see you at the 2022 Seafood Summit!

You can check out a news archive that highlights previous seafood summits.

Also, there's a story map highlighting the New York Seafood Summit, which began in 2016 as a means of highlighting seafood efforts across New York and provide an opportunity for cross sector collaboration.

GrowNYC Schedule Changes Due to Inclement Weather

January 27, 2022
Posted in GrowNYC

If there are changes to GrowNYC programming or operations due to inclement weather this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes. Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets; markets may close early, or farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

Sunday, January 30
ALL Greenmarket and Food Scrap Drop-off locations are OPEN. Visit individual market webpages for Producer attendance.

Individual Greenmarket webpages list daily farmer attendance by opening hour the day of the market. Bookmark your market and check it before heading out the door.  

Follow us on social media for real-time updates:
GrowNYC Facebook // Instagram
Union Square Greenmarket Facebook // Instagram
Manhattan Greenmarkets Facebook // Instagram
Queens Greenmarkets Facebook // Instagram
Brooklyn Greenmarkets Facebook // Instagram
Staten Island Greenmarkets Facebook // Instagram
Fresh Food Box Facebook
Farmer and Producer List and Social Media Links

GrowNYC Grainstand Closing

December 8, 2021
Posted in Greenmarket



For the past 10 years, GrowNYC has worked to build a marketplace for local grains. We've served as an essential value chain coordinator, convener, and market booster behind the resurgence of small grains in the Northeast. 

We are so proud of the work we've done, and the fact that local grains are now widely available in many locations throughout the City, and in many of the breads and baked goods you eat everyday. 

We regret to inform our community that at the end of December we'll be closing the GrowNYC Grainstand and Craft Beverage Pop-Up

GrowNYC always intended the Grainstand as a temporary springboard for the Northeast grains movement (a definitive success!), but maintaining our own retail stand at markets sometimes pushed our operations capabilities to the limit and it is no longer logistically feasible for us to maintain the program. GrowNYC will continue to champion regional grains, within our organization and in partnership with the many stakeholders we’ve developed over the years. We are working with these partners to identify additional retail opportunities for local grains.

Below you will find a list of all the businesses where you can find your favorite regional grains and beans, both at NYC retail locations and online.

Beginning in the new year, GrowNYC's work with local grains will be exclusive to our wholesale division. For inquiries about wholesale orders please contact grains@grownyc.org 

Without you, the success of this endeavor to make regional grains available, so important to healthy systems, both human and environmental, would never have been possible. Thank you! 


GrowNYC Grainstand Producers 
Angelica Mill
Castle Valley Milling
Champlain Valley Milling
Farmer Ground Flour
Gianforte Farm
Peter & Hanna Martens Farm/ Lakeview Organic Grain
Maine Grains
Sfoglini Pasta
Small Valley Milling
Wild Hive Farm


Grains and beans sold by Greenmarket farms:
Availability of grains and of beans from these producers is seasonal and quantities and varieties are limited.

Grains/Flour
Lani's Farm
Oak Grove
Wildcraft Farm

Dry Beans
Mountain Sweet Berry Farm
Quarton Farm
Norwich Meadows Farm
Amoon Farm
Wood Thrush Farm
Rooted Family Farm
J&A Farm
Good Find Farm
Lani's Farm

 

 

 

 

GrowNYC Appointed to Food Policy Transition Team for Mayor-Elect Adams

December 7, 2021
Posted in GrowNYC

We are proud to share some news!

Angela Davis, GrowNYC's Director of Retail Food Access and Agriculture, GrowNYC Board Member Liz Neumark, founder and CEO of Great Performances, beloved NYC catering and creative arts company committed to environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), have all been selected to serve on the food policy transition team for Mayor-elect Adams. 

Transition teams are comprised of "experts, advocates and leaders committed to working together to improve New York City and prepare the Adams Administration to deliver for New Yorkers on Day 1." 

See below for the full press release, issued by the office of the Mayor-elect. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: evan@pythiapublic.com and (917) 715-9265

Adams Transition Announces Members, Committees

New York, NY -- Mayor-elect Eric Adams’s transition organization announced its committees and members today, unveiling a diverse, talented group of hundreds of experts, advocates and leaders committed to working together to improve New York City and prepare the Adams Administration to deliver for New Yorkers on Day 1.

Many of the transition committees have been working and collaborating over the last month since Adams was elected to conduct City agency reviews, identify and interview candidates for key appointments, and develop policy priorities. The full list of transition committees and members can be found here on the Adams transition Web site. New members are still being added as work continues.

“This unprecedented collection of great minds and hard-working New Yorkers will prepare my administration for success because they represent the many backgrounds and views of our great city, and they are committed to working together toward its bright future,” Mayor-elect Adams said. “Each committee has been tasked with a specific set of goals and responsibilities to ensure we are ready to lead on Day 1. If we are going to tackle the many challenges in front of us as a city, the advocacy, nonprofit and business worlds must all be at the same table, working in collaboration--and that is exactly what this transition is doing. And the transition of this city to a safer, healthier, more prosperous New York will continue after January 1st—so I hope to continue to lean on this group of experts and advocates after I have taken office.”

The Adams transition is led by United Way of New York City CEO and President Sheena Wright and nine co-chairs who represent the breadth of diversity and talent in New York City, including top leaders from the worlds of government, labor, business and advocacy. Katie Moore is executive director of the transition. Meaghan Brown is chief operating officer.

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