Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jessica A. Chittenden

August 22, 2007

Pride of New York Marketplace on Display at State Fair

Exhibit to Feature Hundreds of New York Food Items, Offer Free Samples

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today announced that the Department of Agriculture and Markets will be displaying hundreds of Pride of New York food items at its annual State Fair exhibit in the Horticulture Building. The updated exhibit is titled "Pride of New York Marketplace" and resembles a supermarket that has fresh produce on display, stocked grocery shelves, refrigerated and frozen food sections, as well as a full selection of wine, all of which are either grown or made in New York State.

"This display clearly demonstrates the wide selection of food products that are grown and made right here in New York State," the Commissioner said. "We know that consumers prefer to buy local when they can and we hope that this exhibit, coupled with the Pride of New York program’s marketing campaign and materials, will help our consumers identify New York products when they shop."

The Pride of New York Marketplace encourages people to "Buy Local. Buy Pride of New York." In doing so, there are hundreds of food products on display with the Pride of New York emblem. In addition, there is a large screen television showing the program’s numerous cooperative advertising and television spots. The Marketplace also is hosting 38 Pride of New York food companies that will be offering free product samples at the Department’s display. Following is a list of participating companies and when they will be sampling at the Pride of New York Marketplace in the Horticulture Building.

Thursday, August 23

· Rosina Food Products of Buffalo

· McCadam Cheese of Chateauguay

Friday, August 24

· Redco Food, Inc. of Little Falls

· Rome Garlic of Rome

· Mercer’s Ice Cream of Boonville

· Frontenac Crystal Springwater, Inc. of Clayton

Saturday, August 25

· Red Jacket Orchards of Geneva

· Gianelli Sausage of North Syracuse

· Grower’s Cooperative Grape Juice of Westfield

Sunday, August 26

· Heritage Cheese House, Ltd. of Heuvelton

· Juanita’s Soul Classics of Frankfort

· Ramona’s Dressings of Baldwinsville

· Baldwin Hill Farms, LLC of Rushford

Monday, August 27

· Yancey’s Fancy of Corfu

· Brown Cow Ice Cream of St. Johnsville

· Breyer’s Yogurt of Winthrop

Tuesday, August 28

· Adirondack Beverage of Syracuse

· Heintz & Weber of Buffalo

· Glazier Packing Co. of Potsdam and Malone

Wednesday, August 29

· Heluva Good of Sodus

· Red Barn Farm of Canaan

· Toonie Moonie Organics Ltd. of Stamford

Thursday August 30

· Friendship Dairies of Friendship

· Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard of Fly Creek

· Plainville Farms of Plainville

Friday, August 31

· Frito Lay of Binghamton

· Cinderella Sweets of Woodmere

· Sue’s Sauce of Utica

Saturday, September 1

· Stone Ridge Orchard of Stone Ridge

· Rob Salamida Co. Inc. of Johnson City

· The Apple Shed of Newark

Sunday, September 2

· Wake Robin Farm of Jordan

· NY Bold of Fulton

· Champlain Valley Specialty of NY of Keeseville

Monday, September 3

· Mapleland Farms of Saratoga Springs

· Ralph’s Gourmet Sauces of Ithaca

· Allens Hill Farm of Bloomfield

· Terrell’s Potato Chip Co., Inc. of Syracuse

The Pride of New York Program helps farmers and food processors brand their products by using the Pride of New York emblem, and encourages retailers, restaurants, and distributors to highlight the New York State products they use and sell by displaying the emblem. Its statewide membership includes nearly 2,000 growers and food processors, restaurants and retail outlets, wineries, wholesalers and distributors, agri-tourism initiatives and trade associations that support New York agriculture.

More information or a complete listing of all Pride of New York members can be obtained by calling 1-800-554-4501 or visiting

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