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Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase

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OCT. 27: VIRTUAL TASTE NY PRODUCER SHOWCASE

 First-Ever Online Business-to-Business Networking Event to Connect
Local Farms, Food and Beverage Businesses with Area Buyers

Buyer Registration

Event:             Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase

Date:               Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Time:              10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Register: Buyers/Attendees must register by October 20th

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Washington County and the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB will co-host a Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.  This event will be the first of its kind in the state. The two-hour online event, offered in partnership with Taste NY and NYS Grown & Certified, will provide a unique opportunity for New York food and beverage producers to connect with area food buyers.  The event will help these businesses to expand their reach in the marketplace that, in many cases, has been affected due to the nationwide pandemic.

The event will utilize Webex, an interactive video conferencing platform that will enable vendors to present their product and tell the story of their company in a virtual format, allowing these producers to reach a wide audience of potential buyers. Buyers and vendors will have the ability to communicate via a chat feature immediately following each presentation to discuss pricing or offer additional information. In addition to the virtual presentations, both buyers and vendors will receive an electronic directory of all participants before the event so that they can be both prepared and follow along easily during this fast-paced virtual food show. Many producers will also be offering special pricing to buyers at the show.

FAQ

Q: Who should attend?
A: Food distributors, grocers, restaurants, and specialty retail businesses who are interested in New York State products. 

Q: How do I register as a buyer/attendee?
A: Register at the link above. There is a $5 fee for attendees. You will receive a Webex link and full Vendor Directory prior to the event. 

Q: What's in the Vendor Directory?
A: The directory will include contact information for all participating producers of food and beverage products. Look for special pricing offered by some vendors in the directory.

Q: Will I have an opportunity to connect with vendors during the event?
A: Yes! You may submit your questions to vendors in the chat during the event or you can use the information from the Vendor Directory to contact vendors directly at a later time.

Participating Producers

  1. Adirondack Winery
  2. Albany Distilling Company
  3. Amagansett Sea Salt Co.
  4. Argyle Cheese Farmer 
  5. Barkeater Chocolates 
  6. Black River Valley Natural
  7. Brooklyn Granola
  8. Buffalo Tom's Gourmet Hot Sauce
  9. Colloca Estate Winery
  10. Cooperstown Distillery
  11. Crown Maple
  12. Dark Forest Chocolate Makers 
  13. Evoke Healthy Foods
  14. Fat Crow Gourmet
  15. Finger Lakes Harvest 
  16. forward ROOTS
  17. Go Victual
  18. Grandpa Pete's Sunday Sauce 
  19. Hedonic Tonic 
  20. Hidden Pastures Dairy 
  21. Hot Crispy Oil 
  22. Hudson Valley Fisheries
  23. Janie’s Life-Changing Baked Goods
  24. Jeca Energy Bars
  25. Joray Fruit Rolls 
  26. JUST Water 
  27. Karma Sauce 
  28. Kilcoyne Farms 
  29. King Brothers Dairy 
  30. Kutik's Honey Farm
  31. les collines 
  32. Lewiston Jellies
  33. Lucky Lou's Gourmet Rice Pudding 
  34. Maiden + Liberty 
  35. Mapleland Farms Pure Maple Products
  36. The Matzo Project 
  37. Meadowdale Farm Winery
  38. Merchant Daughter's Ciderworks 
  39. Moji Masala 
  40. New York Makers & Silda's Jam 
  41. Nine Pin Ciderworks
  42. Papa's Best Batch 
  43. Pepià Arepas 
  44. Picciano Family Foods (Red Love)
  45. Precise Gluten Free Foods
  46. Rockerbox Spice Co.
  47. Sattva Vida
  48. SDSauce
  49. Seaway Trail Honey
  50. Send Me Waffles
  51. Something Good to Eat
  52. The Speach Family Candy Shoppe
  53. Spread-mmms
  54. The Subtle Tea Company
  55. SVS - Wine Flour
  56. Toonie Moonie
  57. Vine Street Cafe
  58. Whalen's Horseradish Products 
  59. Willow Pond Sheep Farm 
  60. Yo! Pitts Foods

Buyer Registration

Vendor registration is now closed as of September 25, 2020. Vendors will be provided access to the full list of attendees and allow two minutes to present their products live to a host of area buyers. Vendors will also be offered a free marketing webinar in advance of the event date where they will learn how to develop a fast-pitch to highlight their products. The seminar will allow producers an opportunity to prepare for the event and learn new skills that will be useful in an agricultural business environment that depends on technology now more than ever. There will be 60 producers for this initial event.

Buyers will be required to register as well to obtain the link for the event. Retailers, restaurants, grocers, specialty markets, schools, institutions and distributors are invited to attend. Farmers, food and beverage producers, brewers, cider and wine makers, and distillers are also encouraged to participate.

For more information about the Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase, call the Taste NY Market at the Adirondacks Welcome Center at 518-487-0045.

This region of New York boasts a thriving agricultural industry with top-notch growers and producers of a wide array of food and beverages, including dairy, maple, cheese, meats, apples, craft beverages and wine. The Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase is a pilot project for the state’s Taste NY program and follows a series of in-person business-to-business networking events the program hosted over the last two years. 

Taste NY is the official eat-local, drink-local program for New York State. Taste NY, launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2013, highlights the quality, diversity, and economic impact of food and beverages grown, produced, or processed in New York State.

The program creates opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues, with over 70 Taste NY retail locations throughout the state. It has helped farms and companies reach more customers, increase online sales, and in some cases, expand the processing capacity of their businesses. Taste NY supports farmers by working closely with the NYS Grown & Certified program. Learn more about Taste NY at taste.ny.gov and follow Taste NY on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County works to enable residents to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Programs and services range from 4-H to agriculture to family and consumer sciences.  Learn more about CCE of Washington County by visiting http://washington.cce.cornell.edu or follow @CCEWashingtonCounty on Facebook and Instagram

 The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce strives to drive year-round tourism to the region while fostering a vibrant business community. Its membership spans six counties in New York, offering programs and services to assist area businesses including the operation of the Taste NY Vending Market at the Adirondacks Welcome Center, located on the I-87 Northway between exits 17 and 18.  For updates, connect with the Chamber on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.