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.
Read GrowNYC Food Access Initiatives 2019 successes and statistics here.
GrowNYC Food Access Initiatives get fruits and vegetables where they are most needed: everywhere. Income shouldn't be an impediment to good health. GrowNYC believes that healthy food access is a basic human right.
We make regionally-produced food accessible to all New Yorkers through the promotion and acceptance of nutrition benefits, incentive coupons and credit cards.
We rely on partnerships with the City and community-based organizations to enhance food access in New York City. This effort improves access to good food and provides critical revenue for our farming community.
Since 2005, GrowNYC has served as a national model for accepting SNAP/EBT and other nutrition assistance programs at farmers markets. With continued support from the Farmers Market Federation of NY, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the New York City Council, all Greenmarket, Farmstand and Fresh Food Box locations now accept SNAP/EBT, greatly expanding food access in all five boroughs of New York City. The full list of nutrition assistance programs and incentive coupons accepted at GrowNYC’s food program sites are listed below:
- Health Bucks – now accepted year-round!
- Greenmarket Bucks
- Fresh Connect Coupons
- Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP Checks)
New Yorkers spent over $4 million in benefit dollars at GrowNYC Greenmarkets, Farmstands and Fresh Food Box Sites in 2019.