NYC Well being + Hospitals expands entry to reasonably priced wholesome meals choices with annual farmers markets meals

GrowNYC and Harvest Home Farmers Markets are making fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to patients, employees, and the community at patient care locations

(New York, NY – July 20, 2021) 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 the foundation of good health, and our farmers markets make it easy and inexpensive for our patients, employees and neighbors to access,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “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 to obtain its Nourish NY coupons, which customers can use to purchase coupons worth $ 4 for 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:

BROOKLYN

NYC Health + Hospitals / Coney Island

Powered by Harvest Home

Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Until November 19, 2021

NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County

Powered by Harvest Home

451 Clarkson Avenue between E. 37th and E 38th Streets

Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Until November 24, 2021

Including cooking demos

NYC Health + Hospitals / Woodhull

Operated by GrowNYC

Flushing Avenue and Broadway

Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Until November 24, 2021

BRONX

NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi

Powered by Harvest Home

1400 Pelham Parkway South on Eastchester Road

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Until November 19, 2021

Including cooking demos

NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln

Operated by GrowNYC

Park Avenue & East 149th Street

Tuesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Until November 23, 2021

Powered by Harvest Home

Jerome Avenue and Moshulu Parkway North

Thursdays: 8.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (summer / autumn); 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (winter)

Open all year round: July – November: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. December – June: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

MANHATTAN

NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem

Powered by Harvest Home

512 Lenox Avenue between 135th and 137th Streets

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Until November 19, 2021

Including cooking demos

NYC Health + Hospitals / Metropol

Powered by Harvest Home

2nd Avenue between E. 97th and E. 99th Streets

Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Until November 19, 2021

Including cooking demos

NYC Health + Hospitals / Carter

Operated by GorwNYC

Community Plaza, E. 125th Street and Park Avenue

Wednesdays: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Open throughout the year

NYC Health + Hospitals / Governor

Operated by GrowNYC

Madison Street and Jefferson Street

Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Until November 18, 2021

QUEEN

NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst

Operated by GrowNYC

41st Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets

Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Until November 23, 2021

NYC Health + Hospitals / Queens

Operated NYS Farms and Markets

82-68 164 Street between Gotham Avenue and Grand Central Parkway

Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Until 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.

About NYC Health + Hospitals

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. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.

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