Our Community Partners

Youthmarkets are organized in collaboration with community-based partner organizations. GrowNYC provides planning and development, training, management oversight, and sources fresh, locally grown produce from regional farmers. The partner hires and employs youth, provides market locations and publicity, and serves as the crucial link between the Youthmarket program and the community.

The community partner is essential to the Youthmarket model. Community partners can be non-profit organizations, schools, churches, or even concerned local business people; the only requirements are a strong link with the community and a willingness to commit to supporting a farm stand.

Our Community Partners

Councilmember Brad Lander 
Councilmember Costa Constantinides 
Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams 
Councilmember Rafael Espinal
Cypress Hills/Fulton Street Senior Center 
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
East Flatbush Village, Inc.
Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District
Friends of Ditmars Park
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
Global Kids
Gouverneur Health
Going Out Staying Out
GrowNYC's Learn It Grow It Eat It
Henry Street Settlement
Make The Road New York
Metro Plus
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center
Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Project EATS
PS 57
Ridgewood Local Development Corporation
Riverdale CSA
Riverdale Neighborhood House
Rockaway Youth Task Force
The Brownsville Partnership
Urban Garden Center

Read the story of how GrowNYC and partners helped save 72 acres of farmland from industrial development. 

  • Greenmarket

    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.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    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.