Markets increase access to fresh, affordable food options for patients, staff, and the community

 As part of its continuing commitment to address social determinants of health, NYC Health + Hospitals announced its 2017 schedule of farmers markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city. NYC Health + Hospitals has again partnered with Harvest Home Farmer’s Market, GrowNYC, Mott Haven Farmers Market, and Cypress Hills Verde/Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation to host farmers markets or fresh food box programs at 15 patient care locations to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for  patients, staff, and the community.

“There is a direct correlation between healthy eating and the prevention and management of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity,” said Dr. Machelle Allen, chief medical officer, NYC Health + Hospitals. “Making fresh food options available and affordable in neighborhoods that need it most is the foundation for healthier communities.”

Farmers markets offer a variety of affordable, regionally grown vegetables, fruits, and fresh juices in communities where residents sometimes lack access to quality produce at reasonable prices. Shopping at farmers markets supports regional agriculture and helps educate communities about the importance of healthy eating through on-site cooking and nutrition demonstrations, health tips, and healthy recipes, and as well as information about how eating fruits and vegetables can prevent or control the symptoms of obesity and chronic disease.

Various payment options are available to help New Yorkers take advantage of farmers markets, including EBT/SNAP, Health Bucks, Green Checks, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) coupons.

NYC Health + Hospitals offers a variety of primary and preventive care services to help New Yorkers control their weight, avoid or manage chronic conditions, and learn about healthy eating and lifestyles. All services are affordable and available to New Yorkers regardless of their ability to pay, immigration status, or insurance status. Call 311 or visit NYC Health + Hospitals to find a patient care location in your neighborhood.


NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
41st Street between 80th and 81st Street

Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Now through November 21
NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
82-68 164th Street
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 6 to November 16

South Queens Community Health Center

114-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July 6 to November 16

2017 Farmers Markets


NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
Ocean Parkway between Avenue Z & Shore Road

Wednesdays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Now through November 22

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
Clarkson Avenue between E. 37th and E. 38th Streets

Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Now through November 22
NYC Health + Hospitals/East New York
2094 Pitkin Avenue (southeast corner of Pitkin and Pennsylvania)

Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

July 11 to November 21


NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Marcus Garvey Boulevard at Broadway

Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

July 12 to November 22



NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
1400 Pelham Parkway

Tuesdays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except Tuesday July 4)

Now through November 24
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
149th Street between Morris and Park Avenues

Tuesdays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

June 30 to November 21
NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
Mosholu Parkway and Jerome Avenue

Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

July 12 to November 22
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis

545 East 142nd Street

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

July 10 to November 13


NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue*
Fresh Food Box Program Only
Call 212-562-7311 for more information
462 First Avenue

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur
Madison Street and Jefferson Street
Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 6 – November 16

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
512 Lenox Avenue between 135th and 137th Streets
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open All Year

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
East 99th Street at 3rd Avenue

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Now through November 16

*NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue will partner with GrowNYC as part of its Fresh Food Box Program. Every week participants are provided with a selection of the best seasonally available, regionally grown produce, along with recipes and instructions for proper storage.