Life in Recovery: Visit These Amazing Farmer’s Markets in New York City to Get Outside and Jump Start Your Nutrition

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Healthy Food, Positive People

There are many aspects of a person’s life that suffer when struggling with an addiction. While it’s true that your relationships with other people may falter and your mental health may suffer, your physical health is also put in jeopardy. Many people who seek addiction treatment have maintained a terrible diet due to the fact that they put their addiction first and their health on the back burner.

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When you come to Legacy Healing, one of the things that we will teach you during the course of your drug rehab or alcohol rehab program is the important role that nutrition plays in your overall recovery. While you are with us, you will have access to healthy and delicious food so that you can begin to learn what you need to eat to maintain an excellent diet. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to work out with one of our personal trainers so you can develop a better understanding of things you can do to help you focus on both your physical and psychological health.

Why Nutrition is So Important for Recovery

There are numerous reasons why your nutritional well-being should be a major aspect of your overall recovery plan. First and foremost, it’s possible that you may have temporarily damages some of your organs while you were in active addiction. For example, a person who combatted with an alcohol addiction may have done some damage to their liver. When you take the step to focus on your nutritional health, there is a possibility that you may be able to reverse the damage that you did on your body. If total healing isn’t possible, you can certain put yourself in a much better nutritional position then you were when you were using drugs or alcohol.

Try These Amazing Farmer’s Markets

While it’s true that New York City is also buzzing with some kind of excitement, there are also several farmer’s markets that are scattered throughout the city. Here are some suggestions of the wonderful farmer’s markets that are in and around the area:

Stiles Farmers Market

Located in near the center of New York City is Stiles Farmers Market. This location is known for their quality produce section and reasonable prices. Stiles Farmers Market opens at 7 AM every day of the week and remains open until 6:30 PM every night with the exception of Sunday when it closes at 5 PM. The friendly staff at this location is always happy to help you with any questions that you have about their inventory.

476 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Harvest Home Farmer’s Market

The developers of the Harvest Home Farmer’s Market have a focus of providing fresh and healthy produce to low-income families. Vendors at this farmer’s market accept all forms of payment to make it easier for people to purchase them. Do you need recommendations for nutritious recipes for you and your family? Just let the staff know and they can coordinate with you regarding a meal plan.

8 W. 126th Street, New York, New York 10027

Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket is not only a place where you can pick up delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables to prepare but you can also pick up dinner on any given night. Are you in the mood to skip cooking for the night? You can arrange for a delivery or a pickup for your meal. This location is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM.

Union Square W &, E 17th St, New York, 10003

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

If you feel like going for a short ride over the border to New Jersey, you may want to consider visiting the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market. This farmer’s market is open twice a week on Monday and Thursday in the late afternoon into the early evening. Not only is this a place where your entire family can pick up healthy groceries but it is also dog friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you on your trip.

Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302


Legacy Healing Center offers personalized alcohol rehab and drug rehab programs. We take the time to get to know you on an individual level so that we can help you put together the best addiction treatment plan for you. Our recovery specialists are available to help answer any questions that you have regarding our treatment program. We encourage you to reach out to us today and start the process of enrolling in one of our treatment programs. Please call us today at 888.534.2295 or contact our admissions team.