fulton-county.JPGGloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery County Business Development Center, and Montgomery County Agriculture Economic Development have announced that the official 5th Edition Harvest Tour in Fulton & Montgomery Counties Map is printed and ready for distribution.  The 2-county map is a guide of agritourism properties that exist in both counties.  Agritourism is tourism based on attracting visitors to agricultural operations.  This type of tourism is comprised of businesses such as crop and animal farms, u-pick operations, wineries, aquaculture and for-fee fishing operations, Christmas tree farms, herb farms and greenhouses, maple syrup and cheese producers, and farm stands. "The Harvest Tour Guide is a great tool to showcase our local farmers and producers. Fulton and Montgomery Counties have such a variety of fresh local products as well as wonderful resources that reflect the area's agricultural heritage, and it is important to continue to promote that aspect of our region," states Missy Potter, Montgomery County Agriculture Economic Development Coordinator. "We are pleased to partner with Montgomery County to produce this valuable guide. Working together provides added resources and cost-savings to each organization.  Visitors and residents are exposed to a tremendous amount of information about our combined counties and the agri-businesses located here," adds Fulton County Tourism Director, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs. "This valuable resource for tourism in the area highlights the huge agricultural community that many visitors from the New York City and Albany areas may not be regularly exposed to.  Many want to see how cheeses and milk are made and want to know where their vegetables and meats come from. Many of the farms and businesses on the map not only sell you the product, they will show you how it's made," says Jacki Meola, Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery County Business Development Center. The FREE agritourism map is available at the following locations: Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2 North Main Street, Gloversville Fulton County Visitor Center, State Routes 30 & 29, Vail Mills Montgomery County Business Development Center, 9 Park Street, Fonda Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District 4001, State Highway 5S, Fultonville For a PDF of the Harvest Tour map and more Montgomery County tourism information logon to http://www.visitmontgomerycountyny.com/.  For more Fulton County Tourism information visit http://www.44lakes.com/.

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Contact: Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism, Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce 518-725-0641 or tourism@fultoncountyny.org Jacki Meola, Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery Business Development Center 518-853-8335 or jmeola@co.montgomery.ny.us