Education & Tours

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

Youth and School Programs

Greenmarket Youth Education connects thousands of New York City schoolchildren in grades K-12 with Greenmarkets and farmers each year. Our fun, interactive Greenmarket School Tours help children gain an understanding of farming in our region and how their food choices impact their bodies, their communities and their environment. We have also collected information for teachers and parents interested in bringing students on field trips of regional farms. If you would like to bring students to visit a farm, you may also request a tour of GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden. See us in action!

Adult Programs

Greenmarket Professional Tours offer an in-depth exploration of Greenmarket’s history, mission, operations and marketing efforts. This program is for professional groups, international delegations, government officials, and universities.

Greenmarket Taste & Tour provides a tour of the Greenmarket, with the option to add a presentation at your center (if it is near a Greenmarket). Both tour and presentation include information about the Greenmarket, health and nutrition, and a food sample. This program is for senior centers, non-profit groups, and community organizations serving adult populations. Senior centers, plase note that this program is eligible for DFTA credit.

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. 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.