BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire State, including the Binghamton community, farmers and consumers alike. With school closures and increasing questions regarding gatherings, the Broome County Regional Farmers Market and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, which operates the Taste NY Front Street store, are reminding consumers that these operations remain open to provide the community with healthy, locally produced food.
In addition to food safety protocols that are taken by farmers, the Broome County Regional Farmers Market is implementing its own sanitary protocols, including conducting extensive cleaning before the market opens, ensuring hand sanitizer is located at the market manager table, and encouraging glove use by vendors. In addition, consumers and vendors will be encouraged to practice social distancing while shopping. To learn more about our vendors and what they offer, visit the vendor directory located at http://www.
An essential part of the food supply chain, the Broome County Regional Farmers Market and the Taste NY store are open and offer a variety of ready-to-eat, grocery, and pantry products from local farms and processors. Make sure to visit the Broome County Regional Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9am-1pm and the Front Street Taste NY store Tuesday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturdays, 8am-2pm. Both are located on the campus of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County at 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY. Additionally, the Taste NY store located at the Southern Tier Welcome Center is open daily from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Anyone with questions can contact Victoria Giarratano, email@example.com or 607-222-7284.
–Beth A. Roberts, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County