July 8, 2014

LOWER EAST SIDE YOUTHMARKET

LOWER EAST SIDE YOUTH MARKET
What is Youthmarket?
 Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in New York City: GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from under-served areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

Lower East Side Youthmarket Grand Street btwn Pitt and Willett Sts, Manhattan Thursdays,7/11 to 11/21 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP Coupons accepted.

 The LES Youthmarket provides this bustling, historic community with fresh fruits and vegetables grown by regional farmers. At the same time, the weekly market engages neighborhood youth by teaching them small business skills, nutrition education, and much more.

Market Suppliers: The Youthmarket sources all of its food from Greenmarket Co., a wholesale distribution service offered by GrowNYC. Greenmarkt Co. is designed to bring the freshest, highest-quality regionally grown farm products to the New York City community. Youthmarket’s produce is grown by the following farms:
 Dagele Brothers Farm—Florida,
NY Davenport Farms—Stone Ridge,
NY Hoeffner Farms—Montgomery,
NY Mead Orchards—Tivoli,
NY Migliorelli Farm—Tivoli,
NY Prospect Hill Orchards—Milton,
NY R & M Andrews Farms—Calverton,
NY Reeves Farm—Baldwinsville,
NY Rottkamp Brothers Farm—Glenn Head,
NY S&SO Produce Farms—Goshen,
NY Trapani Farms—Milton,
NY Toigo Orchards—Shippensburg, PA

 Market Partners: Henry Street Settlement