Fresh Food Box

GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Program is a food access initiative that enables under-served communities to purchase fresh, healthy, and primarily regionally grown produce well below traditional retail prices. Through the power of collaborative purchasing, Fresh Food Box customers purchase for $14-15 what would cost $20-$30 in a store. All Fresh Food Box sites accept SNAP/EBT and Health Bucks, to make our shares even more affordable.

The produce included in each Fresh Food Box is the best of what’s seasonally available. From July through November, Fresh Food Box sources from farms in the Northeast; in the winter and spring, Northeast produce is supplemented with produce from carefully vetted farms in Southern states, like Florida. This ensures Fresh Food Box provides a wide variety of fresh produce year-round while driving sales of locally-available items such as apples, root vegetables, eggs, grains, and dried beans. 

How Fresh Food Box works:

  • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you
  • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
  • Return the following week to pick up your share containing 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce

 

MANHATTAN

1 Centre Street
Under the Arches (Relocates indoors during the winter months.)
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Year-round 
Community Partner: Manhattan Borough President's Office & DCAS

District 5 Fresh Food Box
93rd Street & 2nd Ave
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
June 6-November 14
Community Partner: Council Member Ben Kallos

East Harlem Health Action Center
158 E 115th Street, Room 125
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: East Harlem Health Action Center

Family Health Center of Harlem
1824 Madison Avenue (Corner of E 119th St & Madison Ave)
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Family Health Center of Harlem

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
This site collects food scraps for compost.

Uptown Grand Central 
125th Street & Park Avenue, under the MetroNorth Station
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Uptown Grand Central
This site collects food scraps for compost

 

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Army Terminal - $15 (Workplace Site)
140 58th Street
Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: Brooklyn Army Terminal

Halsey Community Garden
462 Halsey Street
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm *This site will be closed on November 30th. Last day at the Halsey Community Garden will be Sat, November 23rd.
Year-round (Relocates indoors to the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on December 7th)
Community Partner: 462 Halsey Community Farm
This site collects food scraps for compost.

Moore Street Market *New!
110 Moore Street
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Community Partner: NYC Economic Development Corporation

 

BRONX

BronxWorks
1130 Grand Concourse
Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
January 10, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Community Partner: BronxWorks
This site collects food scraps for compost.

Project H.O.P.E. 
854 Hunts Point Avenue
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Year-round
Community Partner: Project HOPE & Urban Health Plan, Inc.
This site collects food scraps for compost.

 

QUEENS

Department of Health - $15 (Workplace Site)
42-09 28th Street, 14th Floor
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Year-round
Community Partner: NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
*This workplace Fresh Food Box site is open to DOHMH employees only and is closed to the public.

Hunters Point South
1-50 50th Street
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
June 8-November 23
*Extended one week!

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