Farmers market under new management

NORWICH Major changes to the summertime farmers market in East Park in Norwich are underway that will likely embellish and diversify the market, thereby increasing the number of vendors and local patrons in coming years.

The Chenango County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a resolution establishing the Norwich Business Improvement District Management Association (BID) to oversee the farmers market within the county-owned East Park in Norwich. According to the resolution, the role of the BID will be to facilitate market vendors and events, and promote the market as an asset to both consumers and businesses to increase participation.

The resolution additionally states that the farmers market is a benefit to the health and welfare of the consumers of the area, and an important income source for Chenango County farmers. Therefore, having administrative assistance from the BID will likely benefit the market so that vendors can direct more attention toward marketing their own products.

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