GrowNYC

GrowNYC
Organization Name:
GrowNYC
Primary Address 1:
100 Gold Street, Suite 3300
Primary Address City:
New York City
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10038
Other Locations 1:
Farmers’ Markets – various
Long Organization Description:

Greenmarket, a program of GrowNYC, was founded in 1976 with a two-fold mission: to promote regional agriculture by providing small family farms the opportunity to sell their locally grown products directly to consumers, and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 788-7476
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Michael Hurwitz
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
Grow NYC has separate social media accounts for each borough in which their Greenmarkets operate.
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Community Meetings
How often does your organization use social media?:
Multiple times per day
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
GrowNYC’s Greenmarket program is the largest network of outdoor farmers markets in the country with over 50 market locations in all five boroughs with 24 of these markets operating year-round. With support from the Farmers Market Federation of NY, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the City Council, GrowNYC has established a national model for operating EBT at farmers markets, greatly expanding food access in New York City. In 2015, we processed over $918,000 in SNAP sales at Greenmarkets along with $298,000 in Health Bucks in partnership with the New York City Department of Health.
Number of staff/employees:
68
Annual Budget:
GrowNYC (our parent organization) is $12 million
Year Started:
1976
Major Funders:
Government, Private and Corporate Grants, Individual Donations and Farmer Fees
Organization Type:
Garden Education, Urban Agriculture, Farmers Markets, Sustainable Production
About the Organization:
Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food. We also work to provide business and technical assistance to established farmers and provide training and mentorship opportunities for those who are interested in starting new farm businesses.
Latest Project:
Greenmarket Co. and Project Farmhouse
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Major Issues:
Farmers Markets/Local Foods, Sustainable Food, Urban Agriculture
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM (office hours). Market times vary depending on market
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Vimeo (Channel):
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#GrowNYC #feedfeed #LetsGrowNYC
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#loadout #stopandswap
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