New York CIty once boasted several wholesale farmers markets enabling local farmers to directly supply food stores with locally grown produce. In 2007, the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative and the Bronx Terminal Market Growers, with assistance from the Governor of New York along with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, established a new Wholesale Farmers Market in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. Now to be managed and developed by CENYC, this market will provide small retailers, food service professionals and the public with opportunities to buy fresh, healthy, local produce directly from the farmer at wholesale prices.
The Wholesale Greenmarket is located in the waterfront parking lot of the New Fulton Fish Market. Open Monday through Saturday from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., the market features fruits, vegetables, plants and herbs and welcomes buyers from corner stores, restaurants, florists, green grocers, and distributors as well as the general public to buy directly from the farmer. Beginning September 26, Saturdays will feature extended hours of 2:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon to provide convenient access for individuals and families.
As the parent organization of Greenmarket, one of the premiere farmers’ market programs in the country, CENYC is uniquely qualified to optimize the Wholesale Greenmarket operations. With 49 farmers’ markets in New York City’s five boroughs, Greenmarket provides direct marketing opportunities to over 180 producers (farmers, fishers, bakers, processors etc.) from a region that extends approximately 200 miles around New York City. Greenmarket farmers keep tens of thousands of acres of farmland in production, preserving the rural environment and reducing urban sprawl. Our markets serve hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each week, including thousands of low-income, nutritionally at-risk families. Greenmarket offers a diversity of fresh, high-quality, affordable products not seen anywhere else in the city.
CENYC plays a key role in improving the city’s food system and providing fresh produce to underserved individuals and communities in every borough. We are the largest redeemer of NYS WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market
Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks in New York State and, in the last two years have implemented one of the most robust Wireless EBT/Food Stamp redemption programs in the country.
Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC), a non-profit organization in the Mayor’s Office, improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.
Directions to the Market
By train: B, D or 4 train to Yankee Stadium then transfer to the Bx6 Bus; By car: 800 Food Center Drive, Hunts Point, Bronx. For detailed directions, click here: http://www.newfultonfishmarket.com/directions.html