Farmers markets are an important part of the food system and are considered essential under New York State’s Covid-19 guidelines. Local farmers markets are following health and safety guidelines to be able to safely open for the season.

Although the COVID-19 crisis has prevented the types of social gathering and community play that we are used to, many farmers markets will still be open for shoppers. The farmers markets on this page have adjusted their policies and procedures to prevent the spread of the virus. Local farmers markets will be following New York State guidelines for farmers markets. Learn more about these guidelines by clicking here.

Contact your local market for the most up-to-date and detailed information.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are critical to kids’ health and development. The nutrition in fruits and vegetables helps support growing bodies, is linked to school achievement and good mental health, and can boost immune systems. Learning to enjoy healthy foods in childhood can build lifelong habits that prevent chronic disease.

Ensuring access to these foods is an important step towards helping kids thrive. Food gets to kids through a food system. A food system includes everything from farms and community gardens, to school food, corner stores and supermarkets, and much more. Healthi Kids is working with partners to promote a healthy food system.

 Farmers markets bring fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods to local communities. Markets help families access healthy food, and many markets accept SNAP and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits. These markets also provide an important source of income for local farms and businesses.