September 25, 2014
Albany

Governor Cuomo Announces New Outdoor Farmers' Market to Premiere at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill this Weekend

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a brand new outdoor farmers’ market will premiere this weekend at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, located on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County. Taste NY companies will offer their products every Friday and Sunday through November 2, including a Hudson Valley winery, as well as a number of meat and vegetable producers. As fall begins this week, Governor Cuomo is also reminding New Yorkers to take advantage of the many agritourism opportunities available in every region of the state, including apple orchards, u-pick pumpkin patches, farmers’ markets, wineries, distilleries, breweries, cideries, greenhouses, plant nurseries, and Christmas tree farms.

“The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill offers a wide variety of New York’s best agricultural products, and with this new farmers’ market welcoming the fall season, there has never been a better time to check out the tremendous array of food and beverages available,” Governor Cuomo said. “Taste NY is giving countless New Yorkers and tourists an introduction to the world-class products made by local vendors during every season, and I encourage everyone to go out and try something they’ve been missing this fall.”

The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill plays host to between 3,000 and 5,000 visitors every week, with year-to-date sales of more than $140,000. Currently, there are products from 58 New York State agricultural producers in the store, 28 of which are actual farms. Since its opening, the market has sold seasonal produce at a rapid pace along with staples such as New York maple syrups, sandwiches, pies and ice creams. This week a number of fall products arrived including pumpkins (and pumpkin ice cream), acorn squash, apples and gourds. The Market also sells local apple cider, New York yogurt and cheeses made by local artisans, as well as fresh sausage, chicken and rack of lamb.

The new farmers’ market will be open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Participating agricultural producers include:

Migliorelli Farm – Tivoli, NY – Non-organic produce including arugula, carrots, beans, onions, garlic, greens, tomatoes, squash, peppers, eggplants, apples and pears.

New York Beef Company - Poughkeepsie, NY - 100% Grass-fed and finished Angus, Devon and Hereford cattle. Non-organic cuts include: ground beef, patties, sausages, roasts, middle-cuts, skirt and flank steaks.

Raven & Boar Farm - East Chatham, NY - Pork sausages, bratwurst, hot dogs served hot.

Also selling organically grown herb bunches, salad mix, and cooking greens. (rotating vendor)

GreenSpring - Ghent, NY – A purveyor of freshly baked pies using seasonal fruit from Yonder Farm, Valatie, NY. Also selling fruit breads and cookies, just-picked raspberry pints, and other seasonal fall produce.

Millbrook Winery - Millbrook, NY - Award-winning wines available at the market including Tocai Friulano, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay Proprietor's Special Reserve.

Dashing Star Farm - Millerton, NY - Lamb, chicken eggs, and wool products including blankets, sheepskins, felted dryer balls and cat toys.

Immune Schein - Kingston, NY - Selling ginger-based elixirs utilizing honey sourced from the Hudson Valley.

Micosta Enterprises – Hudson, NY - Prepared foods sourced from local farms of Columbia County.


State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, “The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill is a magnificent location that brings thousands of tourists a week face to face with local agriculture. This new farmers’ market, which will also sell wine from the Hudson Valley, is a welcome addition to the Taconic State Parkway that will help draw more visitors, increase sales, and ensure agriculture continues to thrive here in the Empire State.”

State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald said, “With Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the New York State Department of Transportation partnered with our sister agencies and local officials to build a Taste NY store and expand the Park and Ride lot for area commuters. The new farmer’s market makes this rest stop an even more attractive destination and further promotes the state and its products to travelers who stop by.”

“The farmers’ market is a natural fit for the Taste NY location along the Taconic. It provides a nice convenience for travelers who are looking to purchase fresh, local food just as the autumn harvest gets into full swing. Just as important, it is one more outlet for the farms in the Hudson Valley to reach important, new customers. New York Farm Bureau would like to thank the state of New York for making this possible,” said Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau President.

The I Love NY Website provides visitors with a number of agritourism opportunities across New York: http://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/food/#.VCMc8GzD-Uk

If you’re a New York State agricultural producer interested in selling your products at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County at 845-677-8223 ext. 115 or email TasteNYToddHill@cornell.edu.

Taste NY can now be found on Twitter @TasteNY, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TasteNY, and a dedicated website at www.taste.ny.gov.

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a brand new outdoor farmers’ market will premiere this weekend at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, located on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County. Taste NY companies will offer their products every Friday and Sunday through November 2, including a Hudson Valley winery, as well as a number of meat and vegetable producers. As fall begins this week, Governor Cuomo is also reminding New Yorkers to take advantage of the many agritourism opportunities available in every region of the state, including apple orchards, u-pick pumpkin patches, farmers’ markets, wineries, distilleries, breweries, cideries, greenhouses, plant nurseries, and Christmas tree farms. “The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill offers a wide variety of New York’s best agricultural products, and with this new farmers’ market welcoming the fall season, there has never been a better time to check out the tremendous array of food and beverages available,” Governor Cuomo said. “Taste NY is giving countless New Yorkers and tourists an introduction to the world-class products made by local vendors during every season, and I encourage everyone to go out and try something they’ve been missing this fall.” The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill plays host to between 3,000 and 5,000 visitors every week, with year-to-date sales of more than $140,000. Currently, there are products from 58 New York State agricultural producers in the store, 28 of which are actual farms. Since its opening, the market has sold seasonal produce at a rapid pace along with staples such as New York maple syrups, sandwiches, pies and ice creams. This week a number of fall products arrived including pumpkins (and pumpkin ice cream), acorn squash, apples and gourds. The Market also sells local apple cider, New York yogurt and cheeses made by local artisans, as well as fresh sausage, chicken and rack of lamb. The new farmers’ market will be open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Participating agricultural producers include:

 

Migliorelli Farm – Tivoli, NY – Non-organic produce including arugula, carrots, beans, onions, garlic, greens, tomatoes, squash, peppers, eggplants, apples and pears.

 

New York Beef Company - Poughkeepsie, NY - 100% Grass-fed and finished Angus, Devon and Hereford cattle. Non-organic cuts include: ground beef, patties, sausages, roasts, middle-cuts, skirt and flank steaks.

 

Raven & Boar Farm - East Chatham, NY - Pork sausages, bratwurst, hot dogs served hot.

 

Also selling organically grown herb bunches, salad mix, and cooking greens. (rotating vendor)

 

 

 

 

 

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GreenSpring - Ghent, NY – A purveyor of freshly baked pies using seasonal fruit from Yonder Farm, Valatie, NY. Also selling fruit breads and cookies, just-picked raspberry pints, and other seasonal fall produce.

 

Millbrook Winery - Millbrook, NY - Award-winning wines available at the market including Tocai Friulano, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay Proprietor's Special Reserve.

 

Dashing Star Farm - Millerton, NY - Lamb, chicken eggs, and wool products including blankets, sheepskins, felted dryer balls and cat toys.

 

Immune Schein - Kingston, NY - Selling ginger-based elixirs utilizing honey sourced from the Hudson Valley.

 

Micosta Enterprises – Hudson, NY - Prepared foods sourced from local farms of Columbia County.

 

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, “The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill is a magnificent location that brings thousands of tourists a week face to face with local agriculture. This new farmers’ market, which will also sell wine from the Hudson Valley, is a welcome addition to the Taconic State Parkway that will help draw more visitors, increase sales, and ensure agriculture continues to thrive here in the Empire State.” State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald said, “With Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the New York State Department of Transportation partnered with our sister agencies and local officials to build a Taste NY store and expand the Park and Ride lot for area commuters. The new farmer’s market makes this rest stop an even more attractive destination and further promotes the state and its products to travelers who stop by.” “The farmers’ market is a natural fit for the Taste NY location along the Taconic. It provides a nice convenience for travelers who are looking to purchase fresh, local food just as the autumn harvest gets into full swing. Just as important, it is one more outlet for the farms in the Hudson Valley to reach important, new customers. New York Farm Bureau would like to thank the state of New York for making this possible,” said Dean Norton, New York Farm Bureau President. The I Love NY Website provides visitors with a number of agritourism opportunities across New York: http://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/food/#.VCMc8GzD-Uk If you’re a New York State agricultural producer interested in selling your products at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County at 845-677-8223 ext. 115 or email TasteNYToddHill@cornell.edu. Taste NY can now be found on Twitter @TasteNY, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TasteNY, and a dedicated website at www.taste.ny.gov.

 

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