Wednesdays, June 22–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.
The HeartSmart Program, a part of MetLife Healthy Families program is made possible through the generous support of the MetLife Foundation and offers free information, nutritious recipes, and educational activities at our Greenmarket to promote healthy living.
- 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. Sunflowers when in season.
- 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
2016 Calendar of Special Programs
All programs take place at the Greenmarket, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., except where noted.
GrowNYC Weekly Cooking Demonstration - 11:30 a.m.
Catch GrowNYC's featured weekly cooking demonstration using all produce found at the Greenmarket! Stick around and sample the healthy fare.
Come and enjoy some family friendly coloring and crafts, spin with some hula hoops, and challenge a friend to a game of giant chess.
Brain Food: Book Nook - 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Last Wednesday of every month
Feed the garden of your mind with a seasonal selection of books from the circulating collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. Everyone can browse and enjoy the selected titles at the Greenmarket; Garden Members are also able to check out books to take home. Plant Information FAQ sheets will be available, along with free seasonal #ColorOurCollections coloring sheets. Don't forget—the Mertz Library is open to the public, Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Plant Information Office is located in the library building and open Monday–Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. View the library website & catalog
View the library benefits for Members & Volunteers.
Compost Q&A and Bin Sale
Dates to be announced
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.
Health Insurance and SNAP Benefits Assistance
August 24 & September 7
Stop by the BronxWorks table to get health insurance assistance, and learn about their Navigator services and SNAP benefits outreach. Talk to community health advocates that are here to answer any questions, and while here, be sure to take home some giveaways of pens, keychains, totebags, and stressballs!
Community Gardening Demonstration
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.
Harvest FestivalOctober 19 & 26
Join us for family friendly, fall-themed fun during our Harvest Festival! Activities include:
- Harvest Themed Scavenger Hunt
- Harvest and Halloween coloring sheets
- Pumpkin Decorating: purchase a pumpkin and decorate for free! Paints provided.
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.