Food & Beverage

Green Markets

Dag Hammaskjold Plaza, 47th Street at Second Avenue
Open Wednesdays 8am-3pm year round.
Fresh, locally-grown vegetable, fruits and more.
Accept cash, SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, credit, debit, FMNP checks and Health Bucks.

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GrowNYC Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket & Farmers Market

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
47th Street at Second Ave, Manhattan 
Open Wednesdays, year-round
Market Hours: 8am – 3pm
Compost Program (drop off your food scaps): 8am – 12:30pm

Located just around the corner from the United Nations Plaza, the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket brings local food to the Turtle Bay community. From classics like sweet corn and buttery squash to unusual finds such as microgreens and pimientos de padron, the wide variety on offer at this market reflects the eclectic tastes of the neighborhood.
Clothing Collections are cancelled until further notice.
Check their website for updates and information about which farmers are expected each week.

Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted.
New! Changes to Health Bucks in 2021 — Spend $2 in SNAP / EBT / P-EBT, get bonus $2 Health Buck, up to $10 per day.

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GrowNYC Fresh Food Box Program

GrowNYC’s Fresh Food Box Program is a food access initiative that enables under-served communities to purchase fresh, healthy, and primarily regionally grown produce well below traditional retail prices. Through the power of collaborative purchasing, Fresh Food Box customers purchase for $14-15 what would cost $20-$30 in a store. All Fresh Food Box sites accept SNAP/EBT and Health Bucks, to make the program even more affordable.

The produce included in each Fresh Food Box is the best of what’s seasonally available. From July through November, Fresh Food Box sources from farms in the Northeast; in the winter and spring, Northeast produce is supplemented with produce from carefully vetted farms in Southern states, like Florida. This ensures Fresh Food Box provides a wide variety of fresh produce year-round while driving sales of locally-available items such as apples, root vegetables, eggs, grains, and dried beans. 

How Fresh Food Box works:

  • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you
  • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
  • Return the following week to pick up your share containing 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce

The nearest locations:

  • Bellevue Hospital at 462 1st Avenue (at 27th Street)
  • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House at 70th St. and 1st Avenue

Mediating Establishment and Neighbor Disputes (MEND)

The Mayor announced MEND NYC, a program to provide mediation to New Yorkers and hospitality businesses across the city who are in disputes over quality-of-life issues. This is a free, innovative alternative that can bring lasting solutions to longstanding local issues, which are tracked by complaints to 311.  

MEND (Mediating Establishment and Neighbor Disputes) NYC will serve hundreds of New York residents and businesses each year, creating opportunities to resolve disputes before they escalate to the need for formal enforcement, such as issuing summonses, which can add financial hardship to small businesses operating under new rules and guidelines. Mediation is a constructive conversation between people in conflict that is facilitated by an experienced, neutral third person. Mediation provides participants an opportunity to collaboratively design creative solutions and repair tense relationships. MEND will get businesses and New Yorkers to communicate directly and establish respectful ongoing dialogue, helping them to compromise and coexist. 

The Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) will administer the MEND NYC program in partnership with the Office of Nightlife at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. OATH is the City’s central independent administrative law court where summonses issued by the City’s various enforcement agencies are filed.  Also housed in OATH is the City’s central mediation center, the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution, which has traditionally been responsible for mediating City government workplace conflict.  MEND NYC will represent the first time OATH’s Center for Creative Conflict Resolution makes its services and expertise widely available to the general public, with mediations taking place outside of the OATH court system hearing process.  OATH has professional mediators and conflict resolution trainers at its Center but OATH has also worked diligently to partner with conflict resolution groups and law schools across the City to build up a roster of trained mediators who can assist the MEND NYC program.  These mediators will be working pro bono and will help ensure that the MEND NYC program is available to all who want to participate in this free option. 

The Office of Nightlife, a non-enforcement liaison between the City and the nightlife industry and community, will be actively referring cases where there may be chronic or urgent quality of life complaints related to a restaurant, bar, or other nightlife venue. The Office of Nightlife will also provide education and support to businesses to assist with compliance and with maintaining good relationships with their neighbors.

Met Council – Manhattan Fulfillment Center and Food Pantry

171 Lexington Avenue (between 30th & 31st Street), New York, NY 10016

The Met Council Manhattan Fulfillment Center provides free monthly groceries to anyone in need of food, while recognizing the importance of providing culturally competent food for kosher and halal requiring communities. Once enrolled, you can place your order online and book an appointment for pickup at the Manhattan Fulfillment Center. Clients select from a range of kosher food, including fresh protein and dairy products, fresh produce, and shelf stable pantry staples.

Open pantry hours are between 1 – 3pm on Wednesday afternoons, by appointment only. Please call the pantry at 917-841-1250 or email to enroll. With their online ordering system, you can order your monthly food order remotely and they will prepare it in advance of pickup.

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. In the fight against poverty, they serve immigrants, seniors living on fixed incomes, the un- and underemployed and anyone else in need. An organization founded on Jewish values, they serve everyone with dignity and empathy, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion, using a strengths based approach that empowers their clients to confront their crises. Caseworkers conduct a thorough assessment with the client to create an effective intervention plan and develop a resolution.  They maintain a “no wrong door” policy, serving all of a client’s needs, regardless of the point of entry to Met Council. This holistic approach addresses both immediate and lasting needs in a client’s fight against poverty.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a state-run program open to seniors 60 or older who have a qualifying income. As part of the program, seniors are sent special gift certificates to spend on produce at participating farmers markets.

The farmers market on Wednesdays, from 8 AM – 4 PM, at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on 47th St. accepts FMNP.

To sign up for FMNP you would need to contact the New York City Department of the Aging either on their website or by calling 311.

SNAP benefits (food assistance)

You can now apply to receive SNAP from home! Using your phone or computer web browser, you can #SkiptheTrip to apply for SNAP while staying safe and healthy inside. Visit to apply.

Following a New York State policy change, thousands of low-income SUNY, CUNY, technical education, and community college students enrolled in specific career and technical education programs are now eligible to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As of October 16, 2020, income-eligible students who attend an institution of higher education at least half-time and are enrolled in qualifying career and technical education programs of study can now apply for SNAP. For more information from SUNY and from CUNY