Fresh Food Box
GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Program is a food access initiative that allows underserved communities to purchase fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce in pre-packed boxes containing the best of what’s seasonally available on regional farms. Fresh Food Box customers can take advantage of the cost benefits of buying in a group, and enjoy the quality and variety of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share with the flexibility to buy by the week rather than by the season.
From July through November, GrowNYC distributes Fresh Food Boxes in collaboration with community partner organizations at 18 sites in NYC. To participate, customers pre-order bags one week in advance on the designated distribution day, and the next week pick up their Fresh Food Box containing 8-10 seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as information on how to store and prepare the produce they’ve received. Customers can pay in cash, credit/debit, and EBT/SNAP benefits. To participate, please go one of the sites listed below during distribution hours on the appointed day to sign-up and pay for a Fresh Food Box to be picked up the following week. To learn more about Fresh Food Box contact firstname.lastname@example.org.