GROW FOR NYC: CITY FARMS MARKETS
What are City Farms Markets?
City Farms Markets are a network of community-run markets and gardens in New York City. The markets are run by volunteers or local organizations who want fresh, quality produce in their neighborhoods. Flexible options for farmers can include dropping off produce at the markets and setting up at the market site. The markets usually have low vendor fees and will work with farmers so that everyone benefits. For information about becoming a farmer for the City Farms Markets, please contact: Jen Griffith at (212) 645-9880 ext. 231, or farmeroutreach[at]justfood[dot]org. See the City Farms Market site for more information.
Why sell at a City Farms Market?
Benefits to working with a City Farms Market include:
- Sell your produce to vibrant, independent, community-run markets
- Sell your specialty or ethnic items to diverse neighborhoods
- Be a vendor, drop-off your produce, arrange to have it picked up, or hire a local to sell it
- Support groups to make their neighborhoods a healthier place to live
Who can sell at a City Farms Market?
City Farms Markets look for farmers who:
- Grow and market through farmers markets
- Enjoy diverse, vibrant NYC communities
- Accept food stamps/EBT, Health Bucks, and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks
- Follow market rules and communicate regularly with market managers
- Are flexible, can adapt to changing circumstances, and see the City Farms Markets as a learning process
If you are an urban farmer interested in learning more about growing food in NYC, visit the City Farms page.
- To learn what current market opportunities exist, email or call Jen Griffith at farmeroutreach[at]justfood[dot]org or 212.645.9880 ext. 231.
- To apply for City Farms Markets: download our application. Just Food accepts applications on an ongoing basis.
- To see the markets in Just Food’s City Farms Market Network: click here.
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