The Metrocenter Courtyard is will hold its final market of the season today, the weekly event has had a positive impact on our community.

We spoke with the market manager Eliana Epstein back in the beginning of July, about the return of the Courtyard Market located across the street from Gorgeous Washington Street in downtown Binghamton.

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Shoppers can stroll through the courtyard one more time today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for fresh fruits and vegetables, along with a list of prepared foods, potted plants and much more.

Epstein was positive about the weekly Tuesday afternoon market that featured 13 vendors to start and drew about 200 visitors a week.

Quoted in a press release Epstein said  “We’re incredibly proud of the impact the small market has had this season. Our participating vendors grew by 50% and many hobby businesses launched into full blown businesses with the support and exposure at the Downtown Binghamton.

One of the Courtyard Market participates  Triple J farm received recognition nationally on NPR, as well as other hobby businesses that raise their level of awareness, like Babushka Eats who expanded their product line.

Courtyard Market. We’re very proud of Triple J farm who received national recognition on NPR and other hobby businesses that took their businesses to the next level with exposure and support from the DBCM. Babushka Eats expanded their product line and existing.

Other businesses like Carribean Patty World  located on Binghamton’s West side said “we’ve made new customers at our store from customers and relationships at the market”

Market venders also said person to person conversations and being able to connect provides a sense of community that is built in direct to consumer sales that you can’t find at big stores.

The Downtown Binghamton Courtyard Market had many positive community impacts such as increasing food security downtown, new businesses developing, supporting the employment of over 30 employees and increased foot traffic downtown to support our communities’ other small businesses and restaurants

 

The DBCM will, return in 2021 and invites you to stay in touch on Facebook and Instagram.