NYC Well being + Hospitals broaden entry to reasonably priced wholesome meals choices with the annual Farmers Market
NYC Health + Hospitals today announced its 2021 schedule for farmers markets held in public hospitals and community health centers across the city.
The public health system has once again teamed up with GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Market, two local nonprofits, to host farmers markets and fresh food box programs at patient care locations across the city.
These partnerships make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to patients, staff, and the community. Farmers markets offer a variety of affordable, locally grown vegetables, fruits, and fresh juices in communities where residents sometimes lack access to quality products at reasonable prices.
Every farmers market continues to take reasonable COVID-19 precautions by enforcing face covering and social distancing, as well as facilitating contactless shopping where possible.
Access to conveniently located farmers markets builds on the public health system’s continued commitment to support healthy eating options in and near its facilities.
“Proper nutrition is essential to good health, and our farmers markets make it easier, convenient, and affordable for our patients, employees and neighbors to access,” said Mitchell Katz, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. “We are grateful to our partners who enable our public health system to offer this important resource to our communities.”
Several payment options are available for New York farmers’ markets and fresh food box sites to use, including EBT / SNAP, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) coupons.
Grow NYC sites also accept Healthfirst OTC cards for LIP and CC members.
In addition, Harvest Home offers a good-to-go bag with a sample of the healthy products included in the weekly recipes and has partnered with local nonprofits for its Nourish NY Coupons, which give customers 4 Bid USD for the purchase of fruits and vegetables.
In addition to its green markets, GrowNYC offers year-round its Fresh Food Box program at the NYC Health + Hospitals / Carter location, a food access initiative that enables underserved communities to find fresh, healthy, and mostly locally grown produce way below that buy traditional retail prices through the power of collaborative shopping.
Participants sign up for the service and visit their local Fresh Food Box location during the allotted time to collect their products and order their box for the following week.
The Farmers Markets at NYC Health + Hospitals facilities for the 2021 season are as follows:
NYC Health + Hospitals / Coney Island, Operated by Harvest Home, Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway, Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through November 19, 2021
NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County, Operated by Harvest Home, 451 Clarkson Avenue between E. 37th and E 38th Streets, Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through November 24, 2021, including cooking demos
NYC Health + Hospitals / Woodhull, Operated by GrowNYC, Flushing Avenue and Broadway Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. through November 24, 2021
Likewise: Department of Health is also conducting emergency preparedness exercises from Harlem to Hollis
NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, Operated by Harvest Home, 1400 Pelham Parkway South at Eastchester Road, Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. through November 19, 2021, including cooking demonstrations
NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, Operated by GrowNYC, Park Avenue & East 149th Street, Tuesdays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. through November 23, 2021
NYC Health + Hospitals / North Central Bronx, Operated by Harvest Home, Jerome Avenue, and Moshulu Parkway North, Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer / fall); 9 am-3pm (winter), open all year round: July – November: 8:30 am-4pm; December – June: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem, Operated by Harvest Home, 512 Lenox Avenue between 135th and 137th Streets, Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through November 19, 2021, including cooking demos
NYC Health + Hospitals / Big City, Operated by Harvest Home, 2nd Avenue between E. 97th and E. 99th Streets, Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. through November 19, 2021, including cooking demos
NYC Health + Hospitals / Carter, Operated by GorwNYC, Community Plaza, E. 125th Street and Park Avenue, Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, open year round
NYC Health + Hospitals / Governor, Operated by GrowNYC, Madison Street and Jefferson Street, Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. through November 18, 2021
NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst, Operated by GrowNYC, 41st Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets, Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through November 23, 2021
NYC Health + Hospitals / Queens, Operated NYS Agriculture, and Markets, 82-68 164 Street between Gotham Avenue and Grand Central Parkway, Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through November 30, 2020
NYC Health + Hospitals offers a variety of primary and preventive care services to help New Yorkers manage their weight, prevent or manage chronic illness, and learn about healthy eating and living.
All services are affordable and available to New Yorkers regardless of their solvency, immigration status, or insurance status.
For more information on NYC Health + Hospitals’ Farmers Markets, please visit https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/services/farmers-markets/.
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health system in the country, serving more than one million New Yorkers annually at more than 70 patient care locations in the city’s five boroughs.
A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and special care centers anchors care coordination with the trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, the homecare agency and the MetroPlus health plan, all of which are supported by 11 major hospitals.
Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to lead the healthier lives possible.
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