You can buy fresh, local produce and support regional farmers at farmers markets and stands.

Select farmers markets also offer free workshops and cooking demonstrations.

You can get discounts and coupons to buy produce at farmers markets if you:

  • Receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Are an older adult
  • Attend nutrition education workshops

View a map of farmers markets.

Stellar Farmers Markets offer free nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations. They run from July through November.

At the workshops, you can learn how to prepare fresh and healthy meals. They are held in multiple languages.

If you are 18 years or older, you will get a $2 Health Bucks coupon for attending. Health Bucks are $2 coupons you can use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at all NYC farmers markets.

To learn more, email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

Low-income older adults (also known as seniors) can get coupons to exchange for fruit and vegetables at participating farmers markets and farm stands.

Coupons are distributed on a seasonal basis. This usually begins in July and ends in the fall.

Find a farmers market coupon distribution site.

Before you go, contact the distribution site to get dates and times. These may vary. Sites can also provide you with more information on coupon eligibility.

Health Bucks are $2 coupons you can use to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at all NYC farmers markets.

SNAP Recipients

If you receive SNAP, you can get Health Bucks. For every $2 spent at farmers markets using SNAP benefits on an EBT card, you can get $2 in Health Bucks. You can get up to $10 per day.

Health Bucks are available year-round at NYC farmers markets that accept EBT.

Learn more about Health Bucks.

Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Organizations can receive free Health Bucks to distribute to community members as an incentive to participate in nutrition education and other health-related activities.

The 2024 application for free Health Bucks will be available in Spring 2024.

For questions, or if an organization would like to purchase Health Bucks coupons, email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov for more information.

If you receive SNAP, you can get pre-assembled boxes of fresh produce for half the price.

Each box typically has 6 to 10 items of fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce. You must order your box one week in advance.

How it works:

  1. Preorder your box one week in advance at a participating site. At some sites, you can order online.
  2. Pay with your EBT card and get half off the purchase price.
  3. Pick up your box from the site the following week.

Participating sites:

  • Children's Aid Society Go! Healthy Food Box
  • Corbin Hill Food Project
  • Mary Mitchell Youth and Family Center
  • The Campaign Against Hunger

Email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov to learn more.

You can make a complaint about greenmarkets or farmers markets with GrowNYC. Please note that NYC Parks does not manage these markets.

Contact GrowNYC.

Visit the Food Safety Complaint page to make a complaint about:

  • Food safety
  • Unsanitary conditions

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