The Taste NY Market at the Western NY Welcome Center has gathered an array of local artisans to host a Holiday Makers Market for the community.
The event will be held from 2-7 p.m. tonight inside the Western NY Welcome Center on Alvin Road. Patrons will be able to browse and sample a wide selection of New York state products and unique gifts from Taste NY vendors as well as enjoy crafts and Taste NY gift baskets for personalized holiday gift giving.
The market showcases a wide variety of dairy products; craft beer and other specialty beverages; local, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables; New York sauces, snacks, and syrups; preserved and pickled products; locally made ice cream; sandwiches and baked good; coffee and tea; and artisan gifts.
Participating vendors offering local food and gifts include: Nando’s Pizzelles, Every Good Herb, Thompson Farms, Mimi’s Posies, Herb’N Garden, Coop Bakery, Everything Grand Island, Buffalo Gals, Wrights Homestead, Alpine Made, Jim’s Metal Kettle, and Go Veggies.
The Taste NY Market is actively seeking new vendors for the store and special events. For more information, email [email protected].
Taste NY, launched by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013, highlights the quality, diversity, and economic impact of food and beverages grown, produced, or processed in New York state.
The program, which is overseen by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the state and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park. It has also helped the farms and companies participating in the program to reach more customers, increase online sales, and expand the processing capacity of their business. Taste NY’s food and beverage businesses also support the State’s farmers by using New York grown and produced ingredients in their products.
New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 70 locations throughout the state.