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Taste NYThruway Authority and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Continue 20-Year Tradition of Offering Travelers Access to Some of the Finest Locally Grown Produce

Interested Vendors Should Email TravelersServices@thruway.ny.gov

The Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today encouraged farmers across New York State to sign up to showcase their products at Thruway Service Areas this season. For nearly 20 years, New York State has been committed to featuring some of its finest vendors and their products at these locations. From locally grown fruits and vegetables to some of the most superb cheese and herbs in the northeast, promoting these products to travelers continues to be a priority.

EAT ADK Restaurant WeekRestaurants in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, and Harrietstown to Participate 

Lake Placid, NY – The region will host the third annual Eat ADK Restaurant Week from Thursday, May 3, 2018 through Thursday, May 10, 2018. This year’s event features restaurants from five communities: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown and Wilmington. 

Thirty-six restaurants will offer three course dinners at fixed price points of $15, $20, or $30.

Taste of Troy Food Tours Expands into Downtown AlbanyDiscover Albany’s Partner Taste of Troy Food Tours Expands into Downtown Albany

Albany, NY – This May, Discover Albany’s partner Taste of Troy Food Tours is increasing downtown Albany’s tourism programs for visitors with the launch of the Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour.

Amy Koren-Roth founded Taste of Troy Food Tours in Troy in 2016 and decided to expand the company to Albany in 2017. Discover Albany has worked with Amy Koren-Roth to develop this new, weekly Albany-focused tour to increase tourism offerings for visitors. Aligning with Discover Albany’s “Tastes and Traditions” initiative, the new guided walking tour combines Albany’s rich history with the city’s recent exciting culinary accomplishments.

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring MarketBuy local, farm-fresh, handmade and vintage in the unique setting of Basilica Hudson’s reclaimed 1880s factory

Hudson, NY - Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, chefs and makers of handmade goods will converge at the annual Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market, little sister to the large-scale Holiday Market that takes place every Thanksgiving weekend. Alongside a range of new family-friendly activities, over 90 local and regional independendent makers, artists, farmers and chefs will take part in the marketplace, making Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market the largest of its kind in the region.

Buffalo Wing TrailBuffalo, N.Y. — Visit Buffalo Niagara, the official destination marketing organization for Buffalo and Erie County, New York, unveiled the Buffalo Wing Trail at a press event this morning. Held at the Anchor Bar – the birthplace of the Buffalo Wing – the event revealed the “delicious dozen” restaurants that comprise America’s newest food trail.

Wings have been a staple of Buffalo’s culinary scene since 1964 when Anchor Bar owner Teressa Bellissimo took the wings originally intended for a soup, fried them, tossed them in hot sauce and served them to her son and his friends – delighting the late diners and changing the course of American food history.

Finger Lakes Sweet TrailApril 14 & 15 at Va Va Bloom

Auburn, NY - The 2018 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail will kick-off on April 14 & 15 at the Va Va Bloom Garden Show at Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, Auburn from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Join us for a weekend that will be blooming with inspirational flowers, workshops, seminars and an awesome farmers market featuring over 50 local artisans, wineries, breweries & more!  Stop by the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail table for free tastings as well as a complimentary tote bag and spatula for the first 50 guests each day. Pick up the 2018 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail brochure and pass to all the participating sites so you can start planning your own personal tasting tour! …

Lake Ontario Wine Trail - Roll Out the BarrelsLake Ontario Wine Trail, Williamson, NY -- The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is hosting their first and most popular event for 2018.  The 8th annual “Roll Out The Barrels” event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th from 11am – 6pm. Guests will enjoy special access to pre-released or newly released wines, spirits and ciders before they hit the tasting room shelves.

Cumming Nature Center Maple WeekendCanandaigua, N.Y. – This weekend marks the beginning of Maple Weekend throughout New York State, and the maple farms in Ontario County are getting ready to welcome visitors to their sugar houses.

Maple Weekend, which is March 17 & 18 and March 24 & 25, is sponsored by the NYS Maple Producers Association. During Maple Weekend, maple farms will welcome visitors to their farms to educate people first-hand about how maple syrup and other related products are made. Many farms also have pancake breakfasts and other tastings throughout the weekend as well.

Excelsior PR logoMaple Production Continues to Grow to Record Numbers

Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Producers in the Program and Kicks Off Upcoming Maple Weekends with First Ceremonial Tree-Tapping of the Season

New Yorkers Encouraged to Participate in Maple Weekends Taking Place at Nearly 180 Locations Across the State March 17-18 and March 24-25  

February 21, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Grown & Certified program is expanding to include the New York maple industry. The program will increase exposure for New York's maple producers, who rank second in the nation in syrup production and generate an estimated economic impact of $141 million each year. Annual Maple Weekends scheduled for March 17-18 and March 24-25 will help spotlight the growing maple industry and boost awareness of producers in the Grown & Certified program.

Avery AguasAdding your latest breakfast craving—a cocoa swirl almond streusel coffee cake to the menu

Rhinebeck, NY - ALL THAT JAVA, a popular tiny coffee house in Rhinebeck, NY which opened in August of 2016 is excited to announce the addition of their rich sour cream coffee cake with cocoa swirl and an almond streusel topping at their Rhinebeck location. (You can’t even read that without salivating.) This culinary creation will be available at ALL THAT JAVA in Rhinebeck beginning on Friday, February 2.

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