SNAP/EBT & Health Bucks
If you use SNAP/EBT (formerly called Food Stamps), bring your card to the Greenmarket manager’s tent. Tell the manager how much money you’d like to spend in the Greenmarket from your SNAP/EBT account. The manager will swipe your card in an iPad, you sign, and then the manager will give you wooden coins to use to purchase any food (except alcohol) in the Greenmarket.
The market manager will also give you a $2 Health Bucks voucher that can be used to purchase fruits and/or vegetables for every $5 that you spend on SNAP/EBT. For $10 in SNAP/EBT, you will receive $4 in Health Bucks vouchers, etc.
SNAP/EBT can be used to purchase any kind of food in farmers markets (except alcohol); Health Bucks can only be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, not other food. You will only receive Health Bucks in farmers markets and they can only be used in farmers markets (not in supermarkets).
How Do I Get to a Greenmarket with Access-a-Ride?
Do you want to get farm fresh food? Here’s the address you can give to Access-a-Ride when scheduling a drop-off to your local greenmarket!
Bay Ridge – 9406 Third Avenue, between 94th and 95th Streets
Bensonhurst – 8021 18th Avenue, between 80th and 81st Street
Borough Hall – 360 Adams Street, between Montague and Court St
Borough Park, 4959 14th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets
Carroll Gardens – 341 Smith Street, cross street is Carroll Street
Cortelyou – 1318 Cortelyou Rd, between Argyle and Rugby
Fort Greene – 209 Washington Park, cross street is Dekalb Avenue
Grand Army Plaza – 1 Prospect Park, corner of Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza
McCarren Park – 228 N. 12th St, between Union and Driggs Streets
Parkside – 325 Ocean Avenue, cross street is Parkside Avenue
Sunset Park – 5822 4th Ave, between 58th and 59th Streets
Williamsburg – 33 Lee Avenue, between Roebling and Wilson Streets
Bronx Borough Hall – 900 Concourse Plaza, between 161 and 162 Streets
Fordham Plaza – 1 Fordham Plaza, intersection of 3rd Ave and Fordham Rd
Lincoln Hospital – 225A 149th Street, between Park and Morris Avenues
Parkchester – 1866 Westchester Avenue, cross street is White Plains Road
Poe Park – 2580 Grand Concourse, between East 192 St and E. Fordham Rd
57th Street – 356 W 57th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue
79th Street – 441 Columbus Avenue, cross street is 81st Street
82nd Street – 1576 1st Avenue, cross street is 82nd Street
92nd Street, 1811 1st Avenue, between E. 93rd and 94th Streets
97 Street – 775 Columbus Avenue, cross street is 97th Street
175th Street – 4141 Broadway, cross street is 175th Street
Abingdon Square – 299 West 12th St, cross street is Hudson Street
Bowling Green – 1 Bowling Green, cross street is Broadway Avenue
City Hall – 261 Broadway Avenue, between Warren and Chambers Street
Columbia University – 2910 Broadway, between 113th and 114th Street
Dag Hammarskjold – 240 East 47th Street, cross street is 2nd Avenue
Fort Washington – 650 West 168th Street, cross street is Fort Washington Avenue
Inwood – 608 Isham Street, cross street is Cooper Street
Mount Sinai – 1425 Madison Avenue, cross street is E. 98th Street
Oculus Plaza (World Trade Center) – 20 Vesey Street, between Church and Broadway
Rockefeller Center – 41 West 50th Street, cross street is Rockefeller Plaza
Staten Island Ferry / Whitehall Terminal – 4 South Street, cross street is State Street
Stuyvesant Town, East 14th Street Loop, between Avenue B and Avenue C
Sugar Hill, 893 Saint Nicholas Avenue, between W. 154 and 155th Streets
Tompkins Square Park, 111 Avenue A, between E. 7 and E. 8th Street
Tribeca – 310 Greenwich Street, cross street is Duane Street
Tucker Square – 125 Columbus Avenue, between 65th and 66th Street
Water Street – 9 Coenties Slip, cross street is Water Street
Union Square – 31 Union Square W, between 16th and 17th Streets
Astoria – 14-02 31st Avenue, cross street is 14th Street
Corona – 103-28 Roosevelt Avenue, between 104th and National Street
Elmhurst – 79-11 41st Avenue, between 80th St and 41 Ave
Flushing – 42-45 Kissena Blvd, between Franklin and Sanford Avenues
Forest Hills – 107-02 Queens Blvd, between 70th Rd and 70th Avenue
Jackson Heights – 78-01 34th Avenue, between 78th and 79th Streets
Sunnyside – 43-03 Skillman Ave, between 43rd St and 44th Streets
Staten Island Mall – 2655 Richmond Avenue, between Richmond Hill Road and Platinum Avenue
With funding, in part, from the Christopher Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants program, CIDNY has surveyed green markets throughout New York City to identify accessible entrances and Access-a-Ride drop off addresses. Our staff and volunteers completed these surveys in 2015-2016, and we try to provide the most updated information. Please check www.grownyc.org for the time of the year, dates, and times these markets are open.
To learn more about the Fresh Food, Fresh Air, Fresh Start project, click here.