CNY Fresh – The Flavors of Central New York!
Fresh fruits and veggies. Unique brews and goodies. Fantastic outdoor markets and food-focused festivals. Take your pick in Central New York, a fresh destination with an endless selection of produce, sweets, drinks, dairy and agri-tourism attractions. Here’s a Thursday thru Saturday itinerary idea…
Visit North Star Orchards, Westmoreland, feature locally made products, a bakery, u-pick fields, fruits, veggies, plants and more! (www.northstarorchards.com)
Head to the Village of Clinton for lunch at Nola’s, one of our locavore restaurants, then spend the afternoon exploring the Clinton Farmer’s Market. (www.nolasinclinton.com)
Dinner at The Tailor & The Cook, Utica, a locavore restaurant sourcing from 20+ local and regional producers. Reservations highly suggested. (http://thetailorandthecook.com/)
Head North for the Day!
Start your morning picking fresh lavender at Spring Creek Lavender Farm in Remsen. (https://www.springcreeklavenderny.com/)
Travel to Heywood’s Blueberries, Remsen. U-pick farm with greenhouses of herbs and flowers too. (https://heywoodsblueberries.com/)
Enjoy dinner at Piggy Pat’s Smoke & Ale House in New Hartford. A true southern BBQ restaurant sourcing locally!(www.piggypats.com)
Utica Coffee Roasting Company, Wake the Hell Up!, Utica. Fresh roasted coffee and pastries for breakfast. (www.uticacoffeeroasting.com)
Visit the Oneida County Public Market in historic Union Station, Utica, open Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm May – December; Second Saturdays only January – April (www.oneidacountymarket.com)
Head over to Rome to spend the afternoon running through sunflower mazes at Wagner Farms and participate in The Sunflower Selfie Project!