Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
GrowNYC Fresh Food Box sites are part of a network of food access retail sites operated by GrowNYC, along with Greenmarkets and Farmstands. Through Fresh Food Box, customers pay one week in advance for a pre-assembled box of healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables grown primarily by regional farmers and sourced through GrowNYC Wholesale. The program allows customers to take advantage of the cost benefit of buying in a group and enjoy the flexibility of a weekly commitment while supporting farmers.
The produce included in each Fresh Food Box is the best of what’s seasonally available. From July through November, Fresh Food Box sources from farms in the Northeast; in the winter and spring, Northeast produce is supplemented with produce from carefully vetted farms in Southern states, like Florida. This ensures Fresh Food Box provides a wide variety of fresh produce year-round while driving sales of locally-available items such as apples, root vegetables, eggs, grains, and dried beans.
Fresh Food Box Suppliers:
GrowNYC Fresh Food Box sources all of its food from GrowNYC's Wholesale program, designed to bring the freshest, highest-quality regionally grown farm products from our Northeast Farm Partners to the New York City community.
How Fresh Food Box works:
- Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you.
- Pay in Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, Healthfirst OTC Plus and Humana Healthy Options insurance members (select plans), Health Bucks, Greenmarket Bucks, or Fresh Connect coupons for next week’s share. Fresh Food Box uses an equitable pricing system to ensure access for all New Yorkers. Customers can choose one of three prices for the same share of food: $14, $17, or $20.
- Half-priced Fresh Food Boxes are now available for customers shopping with SNAP! Receive the same great bag of produce for just $7 when you pay with your EBT card at every GrowNYC Fresh Food Box site.
- Return the following week to pick up your share containing 6-9 items of fresh, high-quality produce.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 1:30 pm - 2:30pm
Community Partner: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Bed-Stuy Fresh Food Box
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 228 Decatur Street
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Compost your food scraps: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (learn more)
Community Partner: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Peaches, and Halsey Community Farm
Chinese-American Planning Council Fresh Food Box
Chinese-American Planning Council Fresh Food Box has closed.
Mixteca Fresh Food Box
Mixteca Fresh Food Box has closed.
Pathway to Healthy Adullthood This site is now run by QARI. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.qariusa.org/pha-ffb
MS 113, 3710 Barnes Avenue
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Partner: QARI (Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.)
Project H.O.P.E. Temporarily suspended. Please visit Healthy Livable Hunts Point for information about emergency food distribution.
854 Hunts Point Avenue
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Partner: Project HOPE & Urban Health Plan, Inc.