It’s officially harvest season in New York and our city’s farmers markets provide a great variety of fresh, culturally diverse, and accessible fruits and vegetables!
There are many ways to save money at local farmers markets:
- For every $2 in EBT/SNAP spent at an NYC farmers market, you can get a $2 Health Buck coupon to spend on fruits and vegetables, up to $10 per day.
- The Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides free $4 coupons to families receiving WIC benefits and to seniors through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
- Stellar Farmers Market program gives live nutrition & cooking demos at many city markets—if you participate you get a $2 Health Buck.
- CHN Nutritionists have Health Bucks they can share with patients and families experiencing food insecurity. Please do a warm hand off or make a referral.
Use this link to find farmers markets closest to your location.
How to Make Fresh Corn Salsa
(Makes 4 cups)
- 3 cups fresh corn kernels, sliced from the cob
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 diced bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 finely chopped jalapeño
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1-2 limes, juiced
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cut raw corn kernels off the cob.
- Mix with tomatoes, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, onion, and lime juice.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Optional: Add cooked black beans for extra protein and fiber.
- Serve with chips for a snack/appetizer or add to chicken or fish for an entrée.