For Immediate Release: May 23, 2014
Contact: Colin Brennan (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES THE
RETURN OF THRUWAY FARMERS MARKETS
New York-Grown Produce, Goods being sold at Thruway Travel Plazas
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced another year of “Tailgate Farmer’s Markets” at Thruway travel plazas throughout the state.
“Thruway travelers can truly ‘Taste New York’ by sampling some of the best products that New York’s farmers have to offer at our Tailgate Farmer’s Markets,” said Thruway Executive Director Thomas J. Madison. “The Thruway Authority is proud to make these products available at our travel plazas in order to not only give our customers a better experience, but help support agriculture throughout the entire state.”
“Travel plazas located across the New York State Thruway are a perfect setting for our hard working farmers to showcase their world class products,” said State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball. For almost two decades, these markets have provided travelers with a convenient opportunity to enjoy farm products straight from local growers. We welcome back our farmers for another prosperous season on the New York State Thruway.”
For almost 20 years, the Thruway Authority and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets have partnered to give travelers the chance to sample some of the finest locally grown produce that New York’s farms have to offer. Everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to edible herbs and horticultural products can be found at a Tailgate Farmer’s Market. Only produce grown or produced in New York State may be sold.
Below are the current schedules for the Thruway’s Tailgate Farmer’s Markets:
Grey Mouse Farm
Plattekill Travel Plaza
Thursday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Malden Travel Plaza
Thursday - Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ulster Travel Plaza
Saturday - Monday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beaver Meadow Farm:
Guilderland Travel Plaza
Friday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Country Pride Cheese House:
Malden Travel Plaza
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thorne’s Family Farm
Port Byron Travel Plaza
Daily: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Junius Ponds Travel Plaza
Thursday – Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More participating farms and businesses will be added throughout the summer and schedules are subject to change.
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For locations and more information on the Thruway’s 27 travel plazas, visit: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelplazas/index.html.
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To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=traffic.