Our Advisory Committee

Since its inception, the Farmer and Community Advisory Committee (FCAC) has played a valuable role in guiding Greenmarket policy and operations. The FCAC meets monthly to provide a forum for ideas, guidance in implementing the Greenmarket mission, peer review in the enforcement of Greenmarket Regulations, and a hearing place for Producer grievances.

The FCAC includes several subcommittees:

Development considers ways to implement and promote the Greenmarket Mission.
Advocacy investigates confidential recommendations and complaints by farmers, consumers and managers to resolve disputes.
Nominations takes steps to assure that nominations for membership on the FCAC reflect the diversity of farmers and producers in Greenmarkets.
Budget reviews the Greenmarket budget.
Regulations reviews and initiates proposals for change in the Greenmarket Regulations.
By-Laws reviews and initiates proposals for change in the FCAC By-Laws.

The Greenmarket FCAC Position on the NYS Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (S1291/A 4762)

The FCAC has created an internal website that is password protected and available to all Greenmarket producers. The site contains information about the work of the committee as well as resources for the entire Greenmarket producer community. Please click here to request access and view the site.

 

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.