Fresh Food Box

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. 

How Fresh Food Box works:

  • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you.
  • Pay in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks 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.
  • Return the following week to pick up your share containing 6-10 items of fresh, high-quality produce.

MANHATTAN

East Harlem Health Action Center 
158 E 115th Street
Thursdays, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 1:30 pm - 2:30pm
Year-round
Community Partner: East Harlem Health Action Center

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
Year-round
Community Partner: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Uptown Grand Central  
Southwest corner of 125th Street & Park Avenue
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Uptown Grand Central

 

BROOKLYN

Bed-Stuy Fresh Food Box  
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 228 Decatur Street
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm 
Courtesy Hour (for customers at higher risk of coronavirus infection): 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Year-round
Compost Update: Food Scrap Collections Resume September 26, 2020. Learn more.
Food Scrap Drop-off: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Partner: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Peaches, and Halsey Community Farm

BRONX

Project H.O.P.E.  
854 Hunts Point Avenue
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Year-round
Community Partner: Project HOPE & Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Montefiore's Bronx Health Collective   
871 Prospect Avenue
Fridays, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Year-round
Community Partner: Montefiore's Bronx Health Collective

February 2021 marks the 45th annual Black History Month. To close our month-long observance of Black History, we happily feature some of the incredibly hardworking and talented staff that make up GrowNYC.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.