Wednesdays, June 29–October 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.
See below for activities and vendors from the 2015 Greenmarket. Stay tuned for 2016 activities and vendors.
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.
2015 Calendar of Special Programs
All programs take place at the Greenmarket, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., except where noted.
Compost Q&A and Bin Sale
July 15 and October 7
If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your food waste, it’s now easier than ever for NYC residents to help keep food scraps out of landfills! Come and learn about all of the options available in your neighborhood. Master Composters will be on hand to answer your burning questions and we’ll have composting equipment for sale at the table; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.817.8543 for more information or to reserve a bin to purchase.
September 2—Making and Applying Compost, partnered with Bronx Green-Up
Community Gardening Demonstration
July 8, August 5, and September 2
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.
Body Mass Index Screenings and Health Education
June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 21
Montefiore Community and Population Health will provide free body mass index (BMI) screenings as well as nutritional counseling on how to stay healthy.
Affordable Health Care Act Information and Enrollment
Urban Health Planning and the Hispanic Federation seek to inform and directly enroll visitors of the Greenmarket to the National Affordable Health Care Act. Come by for information and to enroll while you’re shopping for your fresh produce and homemade baked goods!
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.