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Farmers Market Permits

Permit Form

Farmers Market Permit Application (PDF, 66.9 KB)

Mailing Instructions

Farmers Markets in Parks

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In order to encourage small farmers markets to provide fresh, local fruits and vegetables, and nutrition education programs in low-income neighborhoods, Parks has changed the permitting process for farmers markets on our property. Farmers Markets that meet certain requirements will no longer need to obtain separate permits from both the Borough Permits Office and the Revenue Division. In place of the previous policy, where the Borough Permit Office issues a facility permit, and the Revenue Division issues a Temporary Use Authorization (TUA).

Farmers Markets will now only need to obtain a City Parks Farmers Market Permit for FMNP Certified Vendors Application from the Borough Permit Office.

Farmers Market Permit Requirements

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Each Farmers Market:

  • Must be a participant in the New York State Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (FMNP). The applicant will be required to provide to Parks a copy of their signed FMNP agreement with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to verify their participation in this federally subsidized program.
  • Cannot have less than three (3) or more than eight (8) farmer vendors.
  • Each Market must be located in or adjacent to a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) eligible neighborhood as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
    Download a borough map of Community Development Eligible Census Tracts: Maps are kept up to date by New York City Department of City Planning. Maps of the CD eligible districts are available at the Borough Permit Offices for reference.

Applicants who meet the above criteria should be prepared to pay the non-refundable $25.00 permit processing fee as well as $15.00 per day for each day that the market will operate. Upon consideration of the application, Parks will provide applicants with an invoice detailing the daily charges for the market as well as a contract. The contract should be read, signed and returned to Parks along with full payment to cover the amount stated on the invoice before permits are issued.

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Applicants which do not meet the three (3) requirements listed above will be issued a facility permit only and then be directed to contact the Revenue Office.

Please note that Farmers Markets operate only between May 15 and November 15, for one or two days a week.

Permits require at least 21 to 30 days to be processed (Different guidelines apply to demonstrations and rallies).
Please plan accordingly.

Borough Permit Offices

Citywide Special Events voicemail information: (212) 360-1319

Bronx
Ranaqua
1 Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 430-1890 (Van Cortlandt Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Orchard Beach ONLY)
(718) 430-1848/1849 (All other Bronx parks)
Brooklyn
Litchfield Villa
Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 965-8912
Manhattan
Arsenal West, 5th Flr.
24 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 408-0226
Queens
OFFICE LOCATION (For visitation purposes only; for mailing, use address below)
Passerelle Building
(across from outdoor Tennis Courts)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(718) 393-7272

MAILING ADDRESS
Attn: Special Events & Permits
New York City Parks & Recreation
Olmsted Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368
Staten Island
Greenbelt Recreation Center
501 Brielle Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 667-3545
Citywide
The Arsenal
Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 360-1319

Related Information

Concessions
Special Events Permits and Applications
GreenThumb Community Gardens

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