Since July 2008 the BID has been one of approximately thirty neighborhoods in the city that have Greenmarkets. The BID began a joint partnership with the Youth Market which is a collaborative effort of GrowNYC (formerly known as Council on the Environment of NYC) the community partners, parents, teachers, and volunteers providing the skills and experience to a small number of local students to work in a greenmarket environment. The market is located at the Ridgewood Veterans Triangle at Myrtle & Putnam Avenue.
The Myrtle Avenue BID program has been rated the #1 Youth Market in the city for 11 of the 12 years it has co-sponsored the program. It has now been renamed the Ridgewood Farmstand. Local students will operate the stand once again when it returns in July 2021 at the same location. Make the Road gives cooking demonstrations and gives out food samples – cooking with “fresh & local” produce. The BID will enhance the program by adding musical performances in the summer and early fall if a permit is granted by the city.