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 now doing better than ever before. The Binghamton Urban Farm enjoys healthy partnerships with local restaurants and organizations to support its programming. Urban Farm produce is available for sale at Farmers Markets (2017 market TBA) and through its own CSA offered through Binghamton Farm Share. The farm’s produce is also used by several local restaurants. A portion of produce is donated to CHOW, which distributes the veggies to local food pantries and families in need.

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