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October 12, 2023
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Commissioner Ball to Celebrate Taste NY in the Hudson Valley

State Agriculture Commissioner Celebrates Taste NY 10th Anniversary at the Hudson Valley/Catskills Welcome Center


NYS Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will visit the Hudson Valley/Catskills Welcome Center to continue the State’s celebration of the Taste NY program’s 10th anniversary, spotlighting local farmers and food and beverage producers who are growing their business with the help of the Taste NY program. Since its launch, the program has had a more than $100 million economic impact on the program’s participants across New York.

The celebration marks the seventh in a series of events that are taking place across the state in 2023 to recognize Taste NY’s 10-year milestone and the program’s success. The event will also coincide with the Welcome Center’s five-year anniversary of opening its location at Woodbury Commons. Taste NY is New York’s flagship ‘Eat Local, Drink Local’ program, highlighting the quality and diversity of food and beverages grown and made in New York.



Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

*Following the program, producers who sell their products at the Hudson Valley/Catskills Welcome Center will be sampling the many delicious local food and beverages available for sale at the Welcome Center. They include: 

Luna Grown Jams

Merchant’s Daughter Ciderworks

Catskills Provisions

Tree Juice Maple Syrup

Fig and Fichi

2 Queens Coffee

Nikita Fine Designs



Woodbury Commons

Market Hall (498 Red Apple Court)

Central Valley, NY 10917



State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball

Vanessa Petrossian, Director, Operations & Community Vitality, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County

Dave Mistretta, General Manager, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Amanda Dana, Director, Orange County Tourism and Film

Christine Sisler, Founder, Merchant’s Daughter Ciderworks