That’s a wrap on this year’s Downtown Courtyard Market

That’s a wrap on this year’s Downtown Courtyard Market

first_imgWhile Oct. 6 was the last day of the market, Lewis says there is more to come, like a “Black Fly market” coming later this month. The market not only brought together members of the community, drawing hundreds of people within the three hour time span, but also highlighted women and black owned businesses. Tom Lewis, the Vice President of the Downtown Binghamton Courtyard Market, said that some of the vendors even gained national recognition. Organizers also highlight that food insecurity is a big issue nationwide –and especially here in Downtown Binghamton. They say every organization involved shares their concern and they all encourage everyone to come to the market, adding that they partnered with the Rural Health Network to offer the fruit and vegetable prescription plan and next year plan to offer SNAP. “Triple J Farms, they are a black owned farm based out of Windsor, New York — NPR did a feature on them this year that talked about their strategy to create inter-generational wealth for their family. They are here every week selling eggs and maple syrup and have been a big hit with out customers.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Oct. 6 marked the last Downtown Courtyard Market in Binghamton. You can find out more on information on their instagram @downtowncourtyardmarket or on their Facebook page “Downtown Courtyard Market.”last_img

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