Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Taste NY Farm Markets will begin at New York State Thruway service areas for the 2019 season on Monday, April 1st. The annual program is put on by the Thruway Authority and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
"Taste NY is an economic engine in every corner of the state and has expanded New York's booming agriculture industry," Gov. Cuomo said. "These farm markets at Thruway service areas will provide farmers and producers a unique opportunity to showcase their products to millions of tourists, supporting the growth of farms and small businesses across the Empire State."
The New York State Thruway features outdoor farm market locations at service areas across its 570-mile system.
Gov. Cuomo's office said in 2018, 12 local producers from regions across New York State participated in the markets at 20 service areas, reaching millions of visitors.
Customers will have access to locally grown fruit, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, nuts, butter, cheese and more depending on availability, Gov. Cuomo's office said. Only produce grown or produced in New York State may be sold. Market days and hours of operation are dependent on product availability and weather.
Motorists are encouraged to visit thruway.ny.gov for locations, hours, participating farms and available products.