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

Bronx Community Board 8
Brooklyn Community Board 14
Councilmember Brad Lander 
Councilmember Costa Constantinides 
Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams 
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
Fulton Business Alliance
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
 

GrowNYC's garden program recently built a new garden at the New York City Housing Authority's PS 139 Conversion senior housing development in Harlem. Read more about the garden and check out a timelapse of the build.

  • 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.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.