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October 02, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Continues State’s Taste NY Culinary Tours in the Hudson Valley

Monday, October 5, Chefs and Restaurateurs from Across the State will Tour Farms and Processors in the Region


    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will join restaurateurs and chefs in touring farms and processors in the Hudson Valley as part of the state’s Taste NY Culinary Tour.  The Culinary Tour was created as a result of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate-Downstate Summit in an effort to connect restaurateurs with regional producers, and highlight the many opportunities for the sourcing of local foods.

    The three stops on the tour will be Hepworth Farms in Milton, Ulster County (vegetables), Bad Seed Cider in Highland, Ulster County (cider), Hudson Valley Fresh in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County (dairy farm).  The group will also visit and tour the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Dutchess County.

    Monday, October 5
    Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the first stop and concludes at 6 p.m.
    (** Media: Buses also leave from the Albany and New York City area at
    9 a.m. but please RSVP to for more information. **)
    First Stop:
    Hepworth Farms
    1635 Route 9W
    Milton, NY 12547

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