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City of Binghamton Extends Lease with VINES Urban Farms

By Fox 40 Staff.
Urban farming will continue in downtown Binghamton. the city announced Thursday it is extending it's lease with the VINES program for five years.

VINES is part of an urban revitalization effort. It grows produce on four formerly vacant lots throughout Binghamton. The Mayor toured one of those re purposed properties on Tudor Street. The urban farms grow a variety of produce, including lettuce, pepper, asparagus, broccoli and many others, all in soil imported to the lots.

"So food goes to different places, primarily it goes to our farm share program, which is a food box subscription program, people can sign up throughout the growing season to get a box of season produce every week, its very affordable, you get lots of good food," said Sean Cummings, Binghamton urban farm manager.

VINES will sell produce at the Winter Farmers Market in the Metrocenter in Binghamton, every other 1st and 3rd Saturdays 9am-12pm starting November 7th.