Adult Education: Food Access and Agriculture

Greenmarket offers a variety of specialized educational programming for youth and adults. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and with social distancing measures still in place at our Greenmarkets, we are offering live, remote presentations and workshops, and we have re-introduced in person tours for adults on a very limited basis. Fill out the form here to request a presentation or tour.

We are also hosting youth and adult education programming and sharing resources on GrowNYC's Distance Learning Page

Remote Learning for Groups

Senior centers and local community-based organizations serving adults can schedule a Zoom presentation for their organization that will introduce the Greenmarket farmers markets, what is in season in the Northeast, and how to use nutrition benefits such as FMNP, SNAP/EBT, and Health Bucks at all GrowNYC sites, as well as some simple, seasonal food preparation.  To request a presentation, contact Susie Spodek:

Remote Learning on Demand

GrowNYC has created the following videos that can be accessed at any time by individuals, senior centers, or other organizations serving adults:

GrowNYC Tours at Union Square Greenmarket

GrowNYC is now offering small group tours of the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket with COVID-safety protocols. These 45-60 minute tours include an introduction to the Greenmarket and local, seasonal produce, opportunities to talk with farmer-producers, and a look at how the Greenmarkets have addressed COVID-safety issues.

Maximum group size: 8 participants.  All participants must wear face coverings at all time and social distancing is a priority.  For the safety of all, no food or beverages will be sampled, but individuals are invited to purchase items to sample at home.  Click here to request a tour.

For more information, please contact Susie Spodek:

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.