Wednesdays, June 18–November 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh and nutritious baked goods and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718.362.9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. For weekly recipes, produce updates and information about weekly special events, read the Garden's blog, Plant Talk.
- [New!] Acevedo's Farm, Orange County, N.Y. – Root vegetables, lettuce, and specialty herbs
- Gajeski Produce, Riverhead, N.Y. – A variety of vegetables, which may include carrots, potatoes, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and corn
- Red Jacket Orchards, Waterloo, N.Y. – Heirloom apples and mixed orchard fruit juices, jams, and apple butter
- Meredith's Bread, Kingston, N.Y. – Homemade and preservative-free breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies, and preserves, includes several lines of sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, and organic baked goods
Free admission and parking are available to shoppers of the Greenmarket.
The market accepts food stamps, EBT, WIC/ FMNP, and Senior coupons, in addition to cash and credit or debit cards.
Learn how to use EBT, WIC and FMNP at the Greenmarket.
2014 Calendar of Special Programs
All programs take place at the Greenmarket, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., except where noted.
June 18, July 9, August 13, September 10, and October 8
Take home some tips from the NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden on how to recycle garden trimmings and food scraps into a nutritious amendment for garden soil.
June 18—Food Scrap Composting
July 9—Indoor Composting with a Worm Bin
August 13—Outdoor Composting
September 10—Troubleshooting: Common Compost Problems
Bronx Green-Up Community Gardening
July 16, August 17, and September 15
Stop by the Bronx Green-Up table for information on community and school gardening. Learn about volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood! Pick up a schedule of free workshops taking place throughout the Bronx, or grab a few seasonal garden tip sheets. Community gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
July 16—Herbs Demonstration
August 17—The Importance of Pollinators
September 15—Seed Saving Demonstration
Body Mass Index Screenings and Health Education
June 18, July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20, September 3 & 17, and October 8 & 22
Montefiore Community and Population Health will provide free body mass index (BMI) screenings as well as nutritional counseling on how to stay healthy.
The Children's Aid Society: Go!Healthy
July 2 & 30
Stop by to participate in a fun activity and learn more about food justice! The Children’s Aid Society teaches about gardening, cooking, and food justice as well as provides healthy recipes and nutrition information.
Health Marketplace Enrollment
The Hispanic Federation provides assistance with the enrollment process in the New York State of Health Marketplace for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Qualified Health Path. Stop by the Greenmarket for more information on enrollment in a low-cost health plan and eligibility for financial assistance.
Greenmarket at The New York Botanical Garden runs every Wednesday, June 18 through November 26, 2014.
Check for updates and additional special programs at the market or nybg.org/greenmarket
For over 30 years GrowNYC's Greenmarket staff, volunteers and farmers have been working together to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket, gardening, recycling and education programs, visit www.growNYC.org.