Wednesdays, June 19–November 27, 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 corn
- Migliorelli Farm, Tivoli, N.Y. – Summer and fall fruits from a third-generation farmer include a variety of greens, beets, turnips, and tomatoes; also cider donuts and apple cider at the end of the 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
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.
2013 Calendar of Special Programs
All programs take place at the Greenmarket, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., except where noted.
Greenmarket Corn Festival!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get new corn recipes and sample a few for yourself—prepared fresh on site, participate in the corn husk shucking competition, and enjoy making corn husk dolls from those shucked husks! Come hang out with neighbors and farmers while supporting the market you love!
June 19, July 24, August 21, September 18, and October 23
Take home some tips from the NYC Compost Project on how to recycle food scraps into nutritious garden soil.
July 24—Food Scrap Compost
August 21—Indoor Composting with a Worm Bin
September 18—Troubleshooting: Common Compost Problems
October 23—Outdoor Composting
Gardening Demonstrations with Bronx Green-Up
July 10, August 7, and September 11
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 10—Seed-saving Demonstration
August 7—Do It Yourself Herbal Soapmaking Demonstration
September 11—What Does Your Garden Grow?
Blood Pressure Screenings and Health Education
July 31, October 9, and November 13
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Montefiore Office of Community Health and Wellness staff will provide free blood pressure screenings and advice on healthy habits for staying well.
Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B'N Fit) Program
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center developed this program to address the issue of adolescent obesity. The mission of B'N Fit is to provide a safe environment for teens who need access to comprehensive weight-loss services. The program teaches teens how to adopt healthy lifelong nutritional and physical activity skills, to develop coping skills, and to enhance their personal responsibility, as well as to utilize their family, social, and community resources to achieve personal goals. Participants enroll in a nine-month program which includes individualized goal-setting, one-on-one sessions with staff, and community-based adolescent and family-friendly group activities. The program is available to adolescents between the ages of 12–21.
All About Apples
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
In honor of Food Day, a nationwide celebration for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food taking place on October 24, GrowNYC hosts a Big Apple Crunch event, bringing together thousands of New Yorkers as they crunch into apples together–attempting to set a new world record and sending a powerful message at the same time!
GrowNYC and the NYBG Greenmarket will be celebrating its own Apple Crunch on October 23! Come out to the Greenmarket for an opportunity to taste and crunch a variety of apples side by side! Learn apple facts and find your favorite local variety!
Halloween Harvest Festival
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Come out to celebrate Halloween and the Fall Harvest season! Thank our farmers and bakers for their hard work throughout the season and have some extra fun. Discover what owls eat and learn what other Haunted Pumpkin Garden activities you can do at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, find Creepy-Crawly Compost Decomposers with volunteers from the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, and participate in other fun activities such as a “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin” contest, a doughnut-eating contest, and tasting a sample of Witch’s Brew!
Check back for updates and additional special programs at
the Greenmarket at The New York Botanical Garden or online at 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.