Started in 2010, The Binghamton Urban Farm provides healthy, affordable food to local residents and combats the pervasiveness of urban blight in the downtown region. The Urban Farm is located in the heart of the city at 16 Tudor Street in a flood-prone area that was formerly a series of four abandoned houses. Youth employees contribute to the farm’s tremendous growth each summer with the maintenance of greenhouse and outdoor vegetables and plants and help create a thriving community. The project has not been without its hardships, however—a flood in 2011 caused damage to both crops and soil and jeopardized the farm’s potential to move forward. It is only thanks to the persistence of our staff, volunteers, and donors that the Urban Farm sprung back to life and is doing better than ever before. In 2015 alone the farm produced over 3,000 pounds of food.

The Binghamton Urban Farm enjoys healthy partnerships with local restaurants and organizations to support its programming. Urban Farm produce is available for sale at Otsiningo Winter Farmers Market and through its own CSA offered through Binghamton Farm Share*. The farm’s produce is also used by several local restaurants including Chroma Cafe and Bakery, The Shop, Remlik’s and the Binghamton Club.  A portion of produce is donated to CHOW, which distributes the veggies to local food pantries and families in need.

*Interested in fresh local produce from the farm? We are accepting sign-ups as part of Binghamton Farm Share! Contact us at info@vinesgardens.org for our registration form and reserve your share today!

  • –Single share (1-2 people): $18 biweekly

  • –Double share (3+): $25 biweekly

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Location
Various, Binghamton, NY 13902 United States
Mailing Address
VINES P.O. Box 3104 Binghamton, NY 13902
Contact
Natalie Hughes
607-205-8108
[Protected email address]
Host Organization
(VINES) Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments
Setting
Urban
Size
19451 Square Feet
Total Plots
30
Year Founded
2010
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, French, Creole

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