Artists and Crafters Needed for VINES Silent Auction

Utilize your creative or artistic talents to support VINES!

VINES and the new Artisan Row on Court St Binghamton – Laveggio Roasteria, The Loft at 99, and Chroma Café & Bakery- seek artists and crafters to create functional or artistic items from recycled burlap coffee bags.  Items will be featured in a silent auction at the VINES Coffee Bag Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 15th 3pm-5:30pm on Artisan Row. Auction proceeds raised will benefit VINES.

Burlap coffee bags are for sale $6/bag at Laveggio Roasteria located on 101 Court St in Binghamton, NY. This sale will occur during regular store hours MondayFriday 7:30-4:00 and Saturdays 9:00-1:00. Burlap Coffee Bags come to Laveggio from all over the world carrying 120-150 pounds of green coffee beans and often exhibit exotic images or writing. After purchasing a burlap bag, artists bring it home to create an item of their choice and then submit these creative projects as a donation for the silent auction. Burlap is a great medium for repurposing furniture, sewing projects, as canvas, and much more.  These items will be put on display and up for bid the day of the event. Entries due to Laveggio November 10th.

Call us at 607-205-8108 or email for more details!

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Last Chance: Garlic Planting Workshop This Saturday!

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Who doesn’t love some fresh garlic? Photo courtesy of Dan at

Just a friendly reminder that our Garlic Planting Workshop is happening this Saturday, October 18th. Join the Urban Farm Manager Sean Cummings and participate in the planting of next season’s garlic crop. While there, you’ll learn how to select good quality garlic seed, how to plant it, space it, and mulch it for higher survival rates over winter. We’ll also talk about how garlic varieties are made. There are possibly hundreds of distinct varieties of garlic out there in the world–so why not create your own? Garlic is highly responsive to changes in growing conditions, so with some work and planning, you can start your own unique kind of garlic!

Sign up for the Garlic Planting Workshop on our events page!

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Event at Merlin’s Dance Club Benefits VINES

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We’re pleased to announce this fun and delicious event happening on Wednesday, October 8th from 6-9pm at Merlin’s Dance Club, 73 Court St, Binghamton.  A consultant from the Pampered Chef will be using VINES produce grown on the Urban Farm in Downtown Binghamton for cooking demonstrations highlighting fun and easy meals made with their cookware products. Sampling is encouraged, and their cooking tools and accessories will be for sale at the event. Stick around after because following Pampered Chef, Merlin’s will be hosting their usual Wednesday Karaoke Night starting at 9pm. 

Come for Cooking, Eating, and Singing while supporting VINES! Merlin’s will be donating 10% of bar sales all day Wednesday and the Pampered Chef will donate 20% of sales to VINES. Special thanks to these local businesses for supporting community gardening, urban blight reduction, and youth employment in Binghamton.

See the event page on facebook!

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