Taste of Central New York Offers Free Sampling of Local Foods
It seems like there's a new food recall every day, prompting many people to search for locally sourced foods. Sometimes that search can be frustrating if you're not associated with someone in the ag world. The Taste of Central New York hopes to make it easier by showcasing products grown and produced here.
The one-day event is Saturday, October 27 from 11 to 2 at North Star Orchards. The event is the brainchild of Cornell Cooperative Extension with assistance from Terri DiNitto of DiNitto Farms. The DiNitto's have hosted the annual Farm Fest event for the last couple of years. Terri says while Farm Fest is about where your food starts out, the Taste of CNY is where your food ends up.
While it's similar to a Farmers Market, there will be vendors that you won't see at those. For example, Nelson Farms will have some vendors who take locally grown tomatoes and make their own sauce. There will be similar vendors with maple and apple products as well as a few local breweries and wineries. All will be offering samples of their products.
If you produce local goods, the event is free to display your wares and vendor spaces are available. Reserve a spot by completing an online application at CCE's website or contact Marty Broccoli at CCE, (315) 736-3394 Ext. 121 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Cornell Cooperative Extension