Metropolitan Hospital Center and Harvest Home Farmer’s Market, Inc. are pleased to announce the return of the Harvest Home Metropolitan Farmers Market today, July 6. The market will feature fresh produce from local farmers in an effort to promote affordable healthy dietary options for Metropolitan Hospital patients, employees and residents of the East Harlem and Upper East Side communities.
Metropolitan is one of seven city public hospitals hosting farmers market. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is part of a city-wide anti-obesity task force, made up of ten city agencies, formed to develop strategies and initiatives to help New Yorkers stay healthy and fight rising health concerns.
Shoppers can pay for their fresh fruits and vegetable a number of ways: cash, EBT cards (food stamps), Green Checks, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons, WIC coupons, and Health Bucks. Health Bucks are $2 coupons good for fresh produce at farmers markets. For each $5 of food stamps that a customer spends at farmers’ markets, they will receive one Health Buck coupon worth $2 for fresh fruits and vegetables at any farmers market.
Metropolitan Hospital Center and Harvest Home Farmers Market. East 99th Street and Third Avenue, East Harlem,
From Friday, July 6, 8 AM to 5 PM to the busiest time is at midday, Every Friday through Nov. 16