Our Community Partners

Many GrowNYC Farmstands are organized in collaboration with community-based partner organizations. Community partners often recommend and sometimes employ neighborhood youth for paid positions with Farmstands, and they provide a crucial link between GrowNYC and the local 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 Farmstand.

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

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • 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.