The Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market adapts amid coronavirus crisis

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Broome County Regional Farmer’s Market says they are adapting to the coronavirus crisis while remaining committed to providing an outlet for local farmers. Organizers say farmer’s markets are considered essential by New York State, but they have been forced to make significant changes to normal operations. This includes eliminating non-essential vendors and moving some tents outside the main building. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here. Organizers told 12 News that the Farmer’s Market will continue to adapt to ensure farmers will still have a place to sell their goods. center_img “If we were shut down right now they’d be dumping all of their vegetables and crops because they aren’t in line with the grocery industry, the grocery industry isn’t equipped to take food from small vendors,” said Victoria Giarratano. Organizers say as the weather improves they will be able to move more and more vendors outside to promote more social distancing. last_img read more

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Garnar: Broome County moves onto phase two

first_imgFor a map detailing where cases are located in the county, click here. In total, 546 cases of the virus have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic. The county executive announced the 43rd death due to the coronavirus in the county. Garnar also says he was thankful to state leadership for hearing his message that Broome County businesses cannot wait another day to re-open. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says the county is ready for phase two of reopening on Friday Broome County May 29 coronavirus updatecenter_img Garnar’s announcement comes after some confusion Thursday night about phase two businesses returning to work. Garnar said that the county has a clearer path after phase two has been confirmed. Garnar also says regarding data, the county has seen improvements in several categories. He says the focus of the county is to shift onto measures that need to been taken for phase three businesses to get back on track. Coronavirus numbers The individual was a woman in her 80s and a Willow Point Nursing Home resident. last_img read more

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