Throughout the season, as customers shop for farm-fresh produce at our farmer’s markets, HHFM manages on-site programs that focus on nutrition education, physical fitness, and presenting new and fun ways to prepare our local, farm-fresh produce.
The Healthy Seniors Healthy Shoppers Program offers eligible seniors $4 in coupons toward the purchase of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at our farmer's markets. Eligible seniors must be 60 plus and receive limited SNAP benefits. Throughout the market season, seniors can get and use these coupons once per day, as many days per week as they like.
The Healthy Seniors Healthy Shoppers program collaborates with senior centers, government agencies, community boards, hospitals, non-profits, schools and health clinics to improve community health by promoting healthy eating and addressing disparities in health outcomes for chronic diseases among our seniors.
For more information on the program or to schedule a market tour, please contact our program coordinator Ashley Brazenor at 646-461-8875.
Playing, running, jumping, skipping and double-dutching are physical activities that can help prevent childhood obesity and other health risks. Play Streets is a safe place for kids to be kids and participate in organized activities.
Our six-week Play Streets program is a collaborative effort between Harvest Home and local community partners . Using the traffic-free spaces of our farmer’s markets, children enjoy supervised recreation, games, and sports. Activities are led by groups such as New York Road Runners and the Uni-Project.
During our last market season, more than 1,300 children participated in our Play Streets program. A survey conducted by the New York Academy of Medicine found that many of these children would have otherwise spent their Play Streets time watching television, playing video games, or engaging in other sedentary activities.
Eating For Good Health
The Eating for Good Health Nutrition Education Program brings chefs and nutritionists into our farmer’s markets for interactive cooking demonstrations that feature affordable and appealing ways of cooking regional produce. About 15,000 adult shoppers and children each season leave the workshops with recipes in English and Spanish that they can use at home.
Savor the Season is an annual fundraising event that celebrates Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets in New York City.
The event features some of New York City’s most outstanding chefs and restaurants, allowing participants to sample a wide range of signature, gourmet dishes, beverages, and desserts.
Proceeds from Savor the Season help to support and expand HHFM's programs and services.