How will you ensure New Yorkers have access to affordable, sustainable produce?

As part of our proposed city-owned enterprises initiative, NYC Enterprises, we will create an end-to-end system to grow, distribute and sell affordable produce. Using hydroponic farming and other urban farming techniques, NYC Farms will yield sufficient produce to feed our underserved communities, and by 2030, our entire city. We will work with local neighborhood grocery stores to implement a weekly "produce basket" program (a mix of seasonal locally-grown fruits and vegetables) and we will offer financial assistance for households in need.