How many food products do you buy that were made right here in New York? How many beverages do you drink that were crafted here in the Empire State? Chances are pretty good that more and more of us are buying local foods and drink, especially with all of the craft breweries and cideries that have found homes here in the Hudson Valley.

But what if you wanted to buy more New York products? How do you go about finding them and, equally as important, where can you taste them to see if you and your family will even like them? That's where TasteNY locations come in.

Currently, there are sixty-five TasteNY locations throughout the state with new ones added this summer in a few more state parks such as Bear Mountain State Park, Olana State Historic Site, Saratoga Spa, among others.

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Plus, if you are planning on attending this year's New York State Fair, look for a newly expanded TasteNY Store along with the TasteNY Market in the Horticulture Building. According to NY Governor Cuomo, thirty additional companies will be featured. offering fair goers a chance to sample artisan foods, craft wine, beer, and spirits.

Here in the Hudson Valley, you can find Taste NY at the Malden and Modena Travel Plazas on the NYS Thruway, the Plattekill and Ulster Travel Plaza, and the Todd Hill Rest Area on the Taconic in Dutchess County. Get the complete list of locations here.

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