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EXCLUSIVE: FLX businesses come together to celebrate a decade of ‘eat local, drink local’ program (video)

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  • Rebecca Swift 

More than 15 local businesses got to showcase their products at a packed event in the Finger Lakes Welcome Center. Visitors and locals enjoyed samples of food, desserts, wines and other faire from the region Wednesday afternoon. 

“Today is a special day,” said State Tourism Ambassador Scott Kime. “We’re celebrating 10 years of Taste New York. We have State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball, vendors and activities for the kids, 99 cent ice cream. Ten percent off New York Products.”

Vendors including Arbor Hill, Geneva Reads, Red Tail, Ardennes Brewery and Gourmet Butter Shop sold products and gave a taste of what they have to offer.

Kime explained Taste NY focuses on agriculture and business, and entices people to try and buy local. It’s also an opportunity to show off the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

“What makes us unique, a lot of others are on the main path,” Kime added. “This one, in Geneva, you actually have to come here. Then you find out we have boat tours in the summer, wine tasting available all-year round. A walkway that’s just shy of 8 miles without crossing any roads.”