Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
The Healthy Exchange Project provides the framework for making healthy, regionally-produced food accessible to all New Yorkers by overseeing GrowNYC’s work to promote and accept nutrition benefit programs, incentive coupons, and debit/credit cards. The Healthy Exchange Project also collaborates with city government and community-based organizations to implement special projects and nutrition education to enhance food access in New York City.
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, Youthmarket 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
- WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks (accepted by select Greenmarket farmers)
The Healthy Exchange program is integral to Greenmarket’s mission. In addition to enhancing food access for all New Yorkers, the program also helps to support small family farms in our region. In 2017, GrowNYC SNAP sales totaled over $1,100,000 providing a critical source of income for local farmers and helping to strengthen the local economy. Learn more about all the nutrition assistance programs accepted at GrowNYC.