Proper eating is a critical part of maintaining good health, and fruits and vegetables are a critical part of proper eating. Along with regular checkups and exercise, a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables keeps people fit and helps to control or avoid chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. HHC is committed to promoting good nutrition among our patients and staff by supporting farmers markets and other community programs that promote healthy eating.
About our farmers markets
HHC’s farmers markets offer a variety of affordable, regionally-grown vegetables, fruits, fresh juices and flowers in communities where residents sometimes lack access to fresh produce at reasonable prices. The markets are hosted in partnership with two local non-profit organizations: Harvest Home Farmer’s Market and GrowNYC. Many of our markets conduct on-site cooking demonstrations and provide healthy eating tips for fighting obesity and chronic disease. Numerous programs are in place to help residents take advantage of farmers markets, and shoppers can use variety of payment options, including EBT/SNAP, Health Bucks, Green Checks, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) coupons.
GrowNYC Fresh Food Box/Bag Program
HHC Bellevue Hospital partners with GrowNYC to make it easier for patients and staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have easy access to affordable and healthy fresh food. The Box/Bag program offers a weekly bag of 8-10 fresh produce items for less than half the regular retail price. New Yorkers who get fresh food through the Box/Bag program also get instructions for proper storing and recipe cards for that week.
2015 HHC Farmers Markets