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Expanding Access to Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

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.

2014 HHC Farmers Markets

Brooklyn

Coney Island Hospital
2100 Ocean Parkway (Avenue Z and Shore Road)
June 25 to November 26
Wednesdays & Fridays: 8 am - 4 pm

Bronx

Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway
Pedestrian mall in front of the hospital
June 10 to November 25
Tuesdays and Fridays: 8 am - 4 pm

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
149th Street (Morris and Park Avenues)
June 27 to November 22
Tuesdays and Fridays: 8 am - 3 pm

North Central Bronx Hospital
Mosholu Parkway (North and Jerome Avenue)
July 9 to November 26
Wednesdays: 8 am - 4 pm

Manhattan

Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue (between 26th & 28th Streets)
Tuesdays: 11 am - 2 pm

Harlem Hospital Center
Lenox Avenue (136th and 137th Streets)
Open June 27 to November 1
Fridays: 8 am - 4 pm

Metropolitan Hospital Center
99th Street (Third Avenue)
June 27 to November 1
Fridays: 8 am - 4 pm

Queens

Elmhurst Hospital Center
41st Avenue (80th and 81st Streets)
Now to December 23
Tuesdays: 8 am - 4 pm

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Side of the Pavilion
July 10 to November 13
Thursdays: 8 am - 4 pm


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