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For Immediate Release: February 9, 2012

Vendors Sought for Thruway Farmers Markets
New York-grown Produce at Travel Plazas

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking farmers and growers to participate in “Tailgate Farmers Markets” at selected travel plazas along the Thruway system.

The markets operate from mid-May through Nov. 1, depending on the availability of product.

Participation is limited to New York State farmers/growers of locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, edible herbs, cider and horticultural products. Only produce grown or produced in New York State may be sold at the farmers markets.

For more information, call the Thruway Authority at (518) 436-2831. For a list of the 27 travel plazas, visit http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/travelplazas/index.html.

The Tailgate Farmers Markets are intended to offer fresh farm produce to Thruway travelers, to provide farmers and growers another outlet for their products and to promote New York’s agricultural industry.

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