Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
Check our maps and our calendar to pick the site that is most convenient to you. Maybe one near your workplace, or near your home, or near your child’s school. Go to the distribution site on the scheduled day and time, sign up with the Fresh Food Box Site Manager, and pay for your box. Return to the distribution site the following week, on the scheduled day and time, to pick up your produce, and order your box for the following week.
No. Fresh Food Box functions like a buying club. Produce is purchased for each distribution site using money collected from signups the previous week. We must make sure that our pre-paid customers get the produce they purchased. At the end of the distribution time, extra produce may be available for purchase.
www.GrowNYC.org/foodbox has maps, calendars, and addresses for the current Fresh Food Box season.
Everyone is welcome to sign up at our distribution sites.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, debit cards, cash, EBT, Health Bucks, and Fresh Connect Coupons.
Fresh Food Box uses an equitable pricing system to ensure access to healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables grown primarily by regional farmers for all New Yorkers. for all New Yorkers. Customers can choose one of three prices for the same share of food: $14, $17, or $20. No matter which tier you choose, you will receive the exact same Fresh Food Box as every other customer: a carefully curated selection of the season’s best fruits and vegetables sourced primarily from regional farmers through GrowNYC Wholesale.
At all sites, other groceries may be ordered for an additional cost. Eggs may be ordered for an additional $4.50 - $5.50 per dozen. Breads from Bread Alone may be purchased for $5.00 - $6.50.
We do not have online signup capability at this time.
Yes! Tell a friend or family member to come to the site to pick up your produce. They will have to give your name. If you want them to sign you up for the following week, make sure they understand that they have to order and pay for you.
We are not able to hold bags for pick up after distribution hours. It is, therefore, very important that you, or someone on your behalf, come and pick up your bag during distribution times. We cannot offer refunds or credit for unclaimed bags. If you know ahead of time that you will miss your pick-up, send an email to your site manager.
Each Fresh Food Box contains a carefully curated selection of the season’s best fruits and vegetables sourced primarily from regional farmers through GrowNYC Wholesale. We aim to include one fruit, one leafy green, an aromatic vegetable (like onions or garlic), a fresh herb, and a selection of seasonal vegetables. Occasionally, we include locally grown grains or legumes. The volume and number of items is dependent on the season and wholesale price of vegetables, but typically contain between six to ten different items.
Sometimes! Fresh Food Box usually comes in a bag – but Fresh Food Box sounds better than Fresh Food Bag!
No. The site manager orders for the entire site the previous week. Bags all contain the same items. If there is something in the bag that you do not like or are allergic to, we recommend giving it to a friend, a family member, or a neighbor, or trade it with another Fresh Food Box member! Most boxes are diverse enough, and plentiful enough that even if there is one item you cannot eat, there are still many other items for the rest of the week.
Fresh Food Box is not 100% organic. Some of our produce is sourced from certified organic farmers, and other items are sourced from small and mid-sized conventional farms.
From July through November, Fresh Food Box produce is grown exclusively on Northeast farms within about 350 miles of New York City. From December through June, Northeast produce is supplemented with produce from carefully vetted farms of the coastal Southeast (from Virginia to Florida).
Our managers send out recipes in the weekly newsletter.
Produce that is not picked up, or items we have an excess of, may be sold to other customers or donated.
Fresh Food Box runs both year-round and seasonal sites, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Please check the calendar for distribution times and days of specific sites.
Fresh Food Box works hand in hand with Greenmarket Co, GrowNYC's wholesale food distribution hub. Our sites must be on their truck routes. Unfortunately, their routes do not currently include Staten Island.
Great! We would love to hear about potential new sites. Please submit a site suggestion!
Send an email to Fresh Food Box using our Contact page.