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Farm Aid concertgoers “Taste NY”

Farm Aid concertgoers got to “Taste NY” this past weekend at the venue in Saratoga Springs.

Products included:

  • Empire Brewing      Company (Syracuse)
  • Brown’s      Brewing Co. (Troy)
  • Saranac      Brewery (Utica)
  • Lake Placid      Brewery (Lake Placid)
  • Captain      Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford)
  • Brooklyn      Brewery (Brooklyn)
  • Davidson      Brothers Brewing Company (Glens Falls)
  • Adirondack      Brewery (Lake George)
  • McKenzie’s      Hard Cider (Buffalo)
  • Swedish Hill      Winery (Romulus)
  • Hazlitt 1852      Vineyards (Hector
  • Bedell Cellars      (Cutchogue)


“There may be no better venue to showcase New York’s wine, beer and cider than at the Farm Aid 2013 concert as we celebrate the history and role of agriculture in our state and country,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only will there be great music at the event, but also some of the best food and drink to enjoy here in New York – so I encourage concertgoers to stop by the ‘Taste NY’ tent to sample these local products and support our producers and farmers.”

“Taste NY” was launched by Governor Cuomo to highlight New York’s food and beverage industry. Its goal is to make the wide variety of foods made and grown in the state readily available and recognizable to New York residents, tourists and the world. “Taste NY” is also a major component of the Governor’s $60 million tourism campaign – the largest such campaign in decades.

For more information about “Taste NY,” visit www.taste.ny.gov. For more information about Farm Aid 2013, visit www.farmaid.org.


Taste NY debuts at Thruway’s New Baltimore service area

As we reported last week, the first Taste NY kiosk is up and running on the New York State Thruway. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New Baltimore Service Area on the New York State Thruway is the first location in the state to offer ‘Taste NY’ products year round. Additional locations will soon open at other Thruway service areas in western and central New York.

“With thousands of motorists traveling along I-87 every day, the New Baltimore Service Area was an easy pick for the first location to offer Taste NY products year-round,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Taste NY initiative is designed to highlight the tremendous products that are grown and produced right here in New York State, and doing so along major sources of travel is sure to grow the list of loyal consumers and support the state’s agriculture, culinary, and tourism industries.”

In his 2013 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades. ‘Taste NY’ is a key component of the nearly $60 million plan to grow New York industries, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State while promoting New York grown or produced products.

The goods that are currently available for purchase at the New Baltimore Service Area include products from:

· Ronnybrook Farms (Columbia County)

· Yancey’s Fancy New York Artisan Cheese (Genesee County)

· McCadam Cheese (Franklin County)

· Nelson Farms (Madison County)

· Red Jacket Orchards (Ontario County)

· Merle Maple Farm (Wyoming County)

· Mad Foodz (Allegany County)

· Joe’s Jerky (Oneida County)

· Rob Salamida Company (Broome County)

· New York State Maple Producers (statewide)

· New York Apple Association (statewide)

Taste NY on NYS Thruway

IMG_0712 (2)Travelers looking to experience the best of what New York has to offer can now experience Taste NY at New York State Thruway travel plazas.  The kiosk, pictured here, compliments the “Tailgate Farmer’s Markets” tourists are familiar with seeing at the travel plazas, which feature locally grown NY products.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Taste NY would be sold at strategically located rest stops across the state as part New York’s largest investment in tourism to date.

Visit the New York State Thruway website for locations and more information on the Thruway’s 27 travel plazas.