The Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show descends on New York City from JUne 30 to July 2 to bring together 40,000 industry specialists and showcase food from around the world. But of course, it wouldn't be a New York thing without a New York-centric show.
This year, after 60 years, somebody had the great idea to put together all food producers from one state and create a "state" pavilion. Thus, the 'Taste NY' intiative, which compiles 100 New York state companies to showcase their products.
"The ‘Taste NY’ initiative is about highlighting the tremendous products of our state’s culinary industry, and I can think of no better way to kick it off than right here competing with the best the world has to offer. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I invite all participants at the Summer Fancy Food Show to experience firsthand what ‘Taste NY’ is all about," Governor Cuomo said in a press release.
Thankfully, it's not completely New York City-centric. On the list? Well-known names like Little Duck Organics and Kings County Jerky Co., but there are more: McMahon’s Farm, Crepini & The Crepe Team, Acme Smoked Fish Company, Michaels of Brooklyn, Amagansett Sea Salt Co., Peeled Snacks, Jake's Grillin Rubs, Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce, Bobbysue's Nuts!, Field Trip Jerky, Barkeater Chocolates, Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation, Morris Kitchen, We Rub You, Rick’s Picks, Jam Stand, Mama O's Premium Kimchi, Hampton Popcorn Co., Damascus Bakery, Spoonable, Joray Candy, Kobu Beverages, Saucy by Nature, Crown Maple, LLC, JoMart Chocolates, P&H Soda Co., and Sweet Andy's Cookies.
Other New York purveyors won't be confined to the pavilion and will be showcasing elsewhere in the Fancy Food Show, notably Sarabeth's Kitchen, Sir Kensington's, Tate's Bake Shop, Raos, and Chobani. Check out the website for more information.