The Otsiningo Park Farmers Market in Binghamton, NY has been the “go-to” farmers market in the Southern Tier since 2007. Due to the growing popularity of the market in the region and its accessibility to farmers in the state, Binghamton was the ideal location to establish a regional farmers market. After years of planning, the Broome County Regional Farmers Market will open Saturday, June 25! Get the need-to-know facts about this new farmers market and how you can use your EBT SNAP benefits.
What is it? The Broome County Regional Farmers Market is a 6,700 square-foot indoor farmers market. The market will serve as a gathering place for the Broome County community and visitors to enjoy local products and connect with local farmers.
When does it open? The Broome County Farmers Market will open on Saturday, June 25. Because it is an indoor facility, the market will be open year-round on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Look out for the Tuesday night market and Sunday antiques and flea market which will be coming soon!
Where is it? The Broome County Regional Farmers Market is located on the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Broome County on 840 Upper Front Street in Binghamton, NY.
Does the market accept EBT SNAP Benefits? Yes! EBT SNAP benefits can be used at the Broome County Regional Farmers Market. Simply swipe your EBT SNAP card with the market manager and receive $1 tokens which can redeemed at vendor stands. The tokens can be used to purchase items under EBT requirements (non-prepared, non-heated foods.)
What is happening on July 16th? Even though they opened on June 25, the Grand Opening Celebration for the Broome County Regional Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, July 16. The event will have live music, food trucks, fun for the kids, access to the Cutler Garden, face painting, a balloon artist and recipe tastings. Mark your calendar!
What do the vendors sell? The Broome County Regional Farmers Market offers the best products in the Southern Tier. The products range from locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices to locally-raised meat, dairy and eggs to breads, baked goods, honey, jams, jellies, maple syrups and coffee to potted plants, cut flowers, jewelry, home supplies, and more!
Will Otsiningo Park Farmers Market remain open? The Otsiningo Park Farmers Market will transition into the Broome County Farmers Market in June and will close. Almost all of the farmers from the Otsiningo Park Farmers Market will be moving over to the Broome County Regional Farmers Market.
For more information on the Broome County Regional Farmers Market, visit their website at http://www.bcregionalmkt.com/.
Check out what is being picked this week*:
Peas, Spinach, Strawberries, Rhubarb, Beets, Cabbage, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard & Snap Peas
*Availability will vary by market due to differences in growing zones.
Recipe of the week:
Stir up your vegetables with some extra flavor in this recipe for Asparagus and Peas with Warm Tarragon Vinaigrette.