Wednesdays, June 13-November 21, 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.
- Gajeski Produce, Riverhead, N.Y. - A variety of vegetables, which may include carrots, potatoes, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and tomatoes.
- Migliorelli Farm, Tivoli, N.Y. - Third generation farmer selling a variety of greens, beets, turnips, and tomatoes, and summer and fall fruits. Also cider donuts and apple cider at the end of the season.
- The Little Bake Shop, Valley Cottage, N.Y. - Quiches, pies, cookies, pastries, and health breads.
- Red Jacket Orchard, Waterloo, N.Y. - Heirloom apples and mixed orchard fruit juices, jams, and apple butter.
- Millport Dairy, Leola, Pa. - Cheese, eggs, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, and other baked goods.
Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.
EBT, WIC and FMNP are accepted at this Greenmarket. Learn how to use EBT, WIC and FMNP at Greenmarket.
2012 Calendar of Special Programs
All programs take place at the Greenmarket, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., except where noted.
Weekly Walking Club
Meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by the NYBG information table.
Join Public Education staff for an invigorating 1.5 mile loop around the Garden. Wear your walking shoes and bring a bottle of water for a walk that makes a great part of a healthy lifestyle.
Compost Q & A
June 27, July 25, August 15, September 26, October 24
Take home some tips from the NYC Compost Project on how to recycle food scraps into nutritious garden soil. Compost bins will also be available for sale.
Gardening Demonstrations with Bronx Green-Up
July 4, September 5
Learn how to pot up mustard greens and basil for a delicious addition to your window sill garden.
Sprouting with Bronx Green-Up
Learn how to grow your own nutritious and delicious sprouts in just a few days--even without soil!
Nutrition Tips and Health Screenings
Good nutrition and exercise are essential to your family’s health. Every third Wednesday, the Healthy Families Program will teach you how easy it is to lead a heart healthy lifestyle.
The MetLife Foundation Healthy Families Program is made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation.
Blood Pressure Screenings and Health Education
June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17
Montefiore Office of Community Health and Wellness staff provide free blood pressure screenings and advice on healthy habits for staying well.
Fitness and the Food Plate
June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21
St. Barnabas Hospital health educators focus on fitness and the food plate; free blood pressure and body mass index screenings are also offered.
Healthful Choices and Safe Food Preparation
August 1, October 3
Cornell University Cooperative Extension staff presents safe guidelines for cleaning fruits and vegetables in preparation for a healthful meal
Healthy Choices and Safe Food Preparation
August 17, November 16
Cornell University Cooperative Extension staff present safe guidelines for cleaning fruits and vegetables in preparation for a healthy meal.
Fall Harvest Festival
Celebrate the approaching end of the Greenmarket season as well as our farmers’ and bakers’ hard work throughout the seasonal harvests. Activities include hands-on demonstrations, live music, contests, and fun for children!
Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden Program Previews
Dig, Plant, Grow! is an ongoing series of vegetable gardening programs in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden running every day the Garden is open, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Get a preview of all the gardening fun each week at the Greenmarket, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (before the Family Garden is open to the public), and see how these family-friendly activities tie into the changing seasons.
Salad Days - June 13
Use real plants and flowers to decorate a salad bowl collage. Learn how to combine an array of plant parts into an assortment of salads and prepare a healthful dressing to take home.
Sweet and Stinky - July 11
Become a green thumb by planting your very own herb to tend at home.
Pickle Me! - August 8
Learn what it takes to pickle and make your very own batch to take home.
Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - September 12
Join us in learning about important pollinators: honeybees as well as Monarch butterflies that are passing through on their way to Mexico. Get buzzy doing the honeybee dance, observe up-close the workings of a beehive, and sample honey from different nectar sources.
Goodnight, Garden! - October 10
Take home your own future harvest by saving your favorite veggie seeds from the Garden in a recycled paper seed envelope. Learn how the Lenape, Native Americans from the Bronx, made the most of the bountiful autumn season while preparing for the cold months ahead.
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.