The seasonal market, which provides access to fresh produce for patients, staff and the Elmhurst community, will be open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November 24.
“Diets rich in fresh fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes,” said Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur, regional medical director for Elmhurst and Queens hospitals. “We are glad that the market has returned for yet another season and happy to be able to direct our patients to a great community resource for healthier food options.”
In a statement, Councilman Daniel Dromm urged his constituents to take advantage of the Greenmarket.
“Access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other locally sourced goods is key to maintaining public health,” he said. “This is a great way to improve your diet and support New York farmers and other food suppliers.”
The Greenmarket also offers bread, baked goods and other fresh items.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GrowNYC will implement new safety measures, including a face mask requirement inside the market, maintaining six feet of distance and limiting parties to one or two people.
Greenmarket employees will also handle items and assist shoppers with selecting purchases.
Catherine Crawford, GrowNYC’s communication specialist, said in a statement that this year marks the organization’s 50th anniversary and one decade in Elmhurst.
“We love this market and are pleased to bring fresh, nutritious produce from our region’s farmers to the Elmhurst community,” Crawford said. “Here’s to another decade!”