GREENE – A new butcher shop and farmers market is scheduled to open in early April at 62 Genesee St., nestled between Rite Aid and the Village Cafe in the heart of downtown Greene.
Dubbed the ‘Butcher Block and Farm Market,’ the shop will feature a mixture of deli, butcher shop and farmers market items. Owners Don and Andrea Cascun view the new business as an expansion of the Cascun Farm in Greene and will also be vending other local produce on behalf of farmers in the area.
Initially, when the Cascuns had been expanding their organic poultry business, they traveled to New York City to vend their products and – soon after – they were bringing other local goods produced by farmers who were unable to get off the farm to the market with them. As the Cascuns were increasingly exposed to all of the wonderful amenities being created in the Greene area, it dawned on them that such products were not readily available to consumers in Chenango County and subsequently, they decided to open up the new shop.