JetBlue opens a Greenmarket at JFK today, featuring products made in New York State. The T5 Greenmarket will include baked goods, pies, grains, honey, jams, maple syrup, fruit, pickles, tomato sauces, wine, as well as Greenmarket Wheat Beer and Hard Cider. Plus, you’ll be able to make your own smoothies via a bicycle-powered blender.
The pop-up farm stand will celebrate products grown and produced by Greenmarket farmers from New York State and is a collaboration between the airline and GrowNYC. It will be open today through Thursday – just three days – and NYC on the Cheap is hoping it is so successful that it becomes a permanent fixture.
The JetBlue NYC Greenmarket also includes a compost education station where visitors will be able to drop off their food scraps, learn how to turn food into dirt and view an educational worm bin. JetBlue already has a composting program at JFK with the company that operates Jamba Juice and Dunkin Donuts outlets in the T5 terminal. Food scraps are transported to McEnroe Farm in New York’s Hudson River Valley where it is composted into nutrient rich soil and used to grow produce.
GrowNYC’s Greenmarket was founded in 1976 to promote regional agriculture by providing small family farms the opportunity to sell their locally grown products directly to consumers. Greenmarket operates over fifty farmers markets across all five boroughs of New York City, including the famous Union Square Greenmarket.