Home Farmer’s Market is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing
access to local, farm-fresh produce to residents of some of New York City’s
most impoverished and underserved communities. Since our founding in 1993, we
have been offering healthy and affordable alternatives to the abysmal
choices—which are often the only
choices— in the City’s so-called “food deserts.”
Harvest Home is a pioneer in bringing farmer’s markets to
low-income New Yorkers. Today, we are one of the largest managers of farmer’s
markets in New York City, operating locations throughout the city, and serving
more than 250,000 shoppers a year.
We work in partnership with farmers
from the metropolitan region , as well as
community organizations, churches, and elected officials to bring fresh fruits
and vegetables to these neighborhoods. To ensure the produce is affordable, our
farmer’s markets accept electronic benefit transfers (EBTs), Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), and Women Infant and Children and
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers (WIC-FMNP), as well as New York
City subsidy coupons for low-income residents.
The People We Serve
The people we serve include low-income senior, children, teens
and families who are trying to eat healthy
on a tight food budget or the limited assistance they receive through government
aid programs. We work with area schools, senior centers, and other community
partners to bring participants to our markets, where they can make the most of
their food-purchasing dollars and learn effective ways of improving their
health through better nutrition.
Harvest Home by the Numbers
year, Harvest Home helps put fresh food on the table of more than 250,000 New
Yorkers who live below 30% of the federal poverty level.
process over $133,000 in SNAP/EBT benefits and other food subsidies, giving
New Yorkers who most need it a critical source of access to healthy food.
of 15,000 participants learn the importance of adding more fresh produce to
their diets with simple, healthy, and affordable recipes through our Eating for
Good Health cooking demonstrations and
make it possible for more than 1,000 children each year to enjoy supervised
physical and sports activities in traffic-free spaces through our summer Play