New Yorkers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT) can get free fruits, vegetables and beans at certain NYC supermarkets.
For every dollar you spend using SNAP/EBT on eligible fruits, vegetables and beans, you get a matching dollar in reward points (up to $10 per day) that can be used for the next purchase of eligible produce.
Eligible foods include:
Visit the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to learn more about the Get the Good Stuff Program and its locations.
Green Carts are mobile food carts that offer fresh produce in New York City neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods. A Green Cart only sells fresh fruits and vegetables. Green Cart vendors often cater to the community they are serving. Can't find what you are looking for at your local Green Cart? Ask the vendor to stock what you need!
Green Carts operate in areas which have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Are you a Green Cart vendor who would like to accept EBT? Email email@example.com to inquire about receiving a free wireless EBT terminal for your Green Cart!
Public Markets are a great place to buy fresh and unique food. In the 1930s, the City streets were overflowing with push-cart vendors. There were so many, that in an effort to ease congestion, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia established several neighborhood public markets: Essex Street, Moore Street, La Marqueta, and the Arthur Avenue Market - each with its own local flavor and a wide variety of items. Today the markets are thriving and more inviting than ever. So visit and enjoy.
MarketRide provides older adults with transportation from participating City Older Adult Centers to nearby supermarkets and farmers markets where they can purchase nutritious food. Through an arrangement with NYC Public Schools and NYC Aging, school buses can be booked by NYC Aging community partners to take seniors on shopping and other trips between the hours of 9:30 – 1:30, October through May when school is in session. Trips must be booked four weeks before trip date. Call 212-442-1174 for more information.