About Our Market
The South Bronx Farmers Market is located on the south side of 138th Street, between Willis and Alexander Avenues, in Mott Haven, South Bronx, near the 3rd Avenue/138th Street subway station on the 6 train. In 2016, the Market will be open every Saturday, from June 18 through November 19, from 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. We accept SNAP/EBT, WIC and FMNP and Senior FMNP checks. We will also participate in NYC's Health Bucks Program - during the Health Bucks season (July - Sept) shoppers that use their EBT at the markets will received a $2 Health Buck for every $5 spent, adding 40% to their spending power.
Since our inception, we have participated in Stellar Markets - a program provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Stellar Markets' aim is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption by teaching participants how and why to prepare healthy meals using fresh, seasonal produce. Participants over 18 years of age receive a$2 Health Bucks coupon for attending the workshop. Workshops are held from 10 am - 3 pm starting July 9.
Also starting July 9, Farmers' Market Kids will offer free hands-on cooking demonstrations every market day from 10 am - 3 pm for children. These free and interactive classes encourage children and their caregivers to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Class topics include where and how fruits and vegetables grown, smart snacking, tasting new foods and the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. During the class, children and caregivers will receive:
Take the 6 train to 3rd Avenue/138th Street, the first stop on the 6 train heading into the Bronx from Manhattan. Exit the train at Alexander Avenue (the east entrance) and the Market is across the street!
Also accessible by the BX33 Bus
The mission of the South Bronx Farmers Market, Inc. (“SBFM”) is to address the public health crises in obesity, diabetes, malnourishment and undernourishment by promoting access to nutritious, affordable, locally grown produce and related agricultural products for the under-served residents of the South Bronx. SBFM’s principal purpose is to further its mission through four principal activities: (i) operating a farmers market in the South Bronx; (ii) connecting farmers and under-served consumers in the South Bronx, e.g., facilitating community sponsored agriculture endeavors (“CSA”); (iii) organizing educational, food-related programming and offering that programming for free to the community; and (iv) promoting urban agriculture in the South Bronx, e.g., fostering collaborations with local community gardens. SBFM 501(c)(3) organization.