Farmers markets and farm stands in New York City provide an opportunity to buy fresh locally grown produce and support regional farmers. NYC Health + Hospitals has farmers markets at some of the City's hospitals.

Most farmers markets accept SNAP benefits (EBT) and all accept Health Bucks. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at NYC farmers markets. For every $2 spent at farmers markets using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, shoppers get $2 in Health Bucks up to $10 per day.

You can find farmers market locations and hours of operation here and on the NYC Health Map.

Use the NYC Health Map to search under Farmers Markets.

There are free nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations available at select farmers markets from July through November.

These workshops provide adults with information about preparing fresh and healthy meals and are available in multiple languages.

Participants who are 18 years and older will receive a $2 Health Buck coupon for attending. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all NYC farmers markets.

For more information or questions about the program, you can email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov.

You can also find a list of participating farmers markets online.

Find a list of participating farmers markets.

The Department of Parks and Recreation does not manage green and farmers markets.

For a general complaint about a farmers market or greenmarket you can contact GrowNYC online.

Contact GrowNYC.

For a food safety complaint or to report unsanitary conditions at a farmers market go to the Restaurant, Deli, or Food Establishment Complaint page.

The New York State Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides coupons for low-income older adults (seniors). Coupons are distributed on a seasonal basis, usually beginning in July of each year and ending in the fall.

The coupons can be exchanged for locally grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers markets and stands in New York City.

Coupon distribution for this year ended on September 30, 2021. Coupons must have been redeemed by November 30, 2021.

Use Site Finder to search for a Farmers Market Coupon Distribution site. Contact the site for eligibility and distribution information.

Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all NYC farmers markets.

Recipients of SNAP Benefits

For every $2 spent at farmers markets using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on an EBT card, you can get $2 in Health Bucks up to $10 per day. Health Bucks are available year-round at NYC farmers markets that accept EBT.

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.

You can get more information on the City’s farmers markets, health bucks, and applications for community organizations online.

For more information or questions about the program, you can email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov

Learn more about Health Bucks.

New Yorkers who participate in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, can get a box of locally grown farm fresh fruits and vegetables for up to half off the full box price.

Farm Boxes are pre-assembled boxes of fresh produce procured from local and regional farmers.  Each box typically contains 6-10 items of fresh, high-quality produce and they must be pre-ordered one week in advance.

How it works

  1. Visit a participating Half Off Farm Box site
  2. Pre-order your farm box one week in advance
  3. Receive half off your farm box when you swipe your EBT card
  4. Return the following week to pick up your box of farm fresh produce

For more information or questions about the program, you can email farmersmarkets@health.nyc.gov

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