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

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Council Member Brad Lander 
Council Member Costa Constantinides 
Council Member Jumaane D. Williams 
Council Member Rafael Espinal
Council Member Eric Ulrich
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
Global Kids
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
NYC Health Hospitals/Gouverneur
NYC Health Hospitals/Woodhull
Opportunities For a Better Tomorrow
PS 57
Ridgewood Local Development Corporation

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    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.