Family, farm, & chicks
Old Barn Market began in Karen and Jeff Allen’s Chenango Bridge farmhouse in 2008. Karen’s hobby of canning and preserving started taking off with rave reviews and decided to start selling locally at the Otsiningo Farmer’s Market. The demand for these delicious sweets skyrocketed.
With a busy life as a full time science teacher, raising four girls with her husband Jeff, Karen couldn’t keep up with the demand for her homemade goods. So a big decision to resign from her love of teaching and open a store that embodied healthy, locally sourced food began.
A store with a commercial kitchen helped Karen expand offerings to include other canned goods, preserves, and gluten free goodies. This also allowed a year round market for organically sourced items and local artisan items.
In August 2012, Old Barn Market and Gluten Free Bakery opened its doors becoming Binghamton’s only locally minded market, and has expanded to be the only 100% gluten free bakery.
Our move to State Street brought the only grocery store to downtown Binghamton since the 1990’s. Looking to grow and become a food hub for the community, they accept SNAP benefits, welcoming all to take part in what Old Barn Market is – an Sustainably Sourced, Community Based business. In November of 2020, Old Barn Market expanded into the building next door and opened the Old Barn Market Coffee Bar!
Our Family Farm
We raise many of the products that are featured at Old Barn Market. Our own egg producing chickens, rabbits, and grass fed sheep. Occasionally, you can find our chickens’ dark brown, blue, and green eggs for sale at the shop. Sheep and rabbits are raised for their meat and can also be bought at our shop.