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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Regional Foods, Wines, and Gift Items Featured at Buyers Days Trade Show

Are you a fan of locally produced foods? Do you like to support regional producers? Then share this with your favorite chef or cook!

Tell them to go to ANCA’s crafts community website, AdkNCcrafts.com to sign up for Buyer Days. Producers experienced with wholesale sales such as Whiteface Mountain Gourmet Maple Products, Bear-Man Specialty Foods, Hill 'n' Hollow LLC and B. Creative will be there to inspire them to create that new dish you’ll be the one to enjoy.

The increasing number of tasting events celebrating locally based foods and beverages reflects the growing appetite of the consumer for food with flavor and local roots. Savoring a meal prepared with regional foods, whether in a restaurant, or local diner, or at your own table doesn’t just taste good, it feels good! A locally prepared jam or jelly can add just the right zing to a meat platter or that slice of homemade toast. Pancakes with local maple syrup dribbling down the sides! Fruit chutney with a soft cheese and crackers. A sip of wine.

Driven by this increasing customer demand, more chefs, cooks and giftshop owners are searching for regional foods. New this year the Adirondack North Country Association is featuring farm wineries from upstate New York at its 24th annual Buyer Days, the region’s only gift tradeshow. 25% of the exhibitors at the show, held at the Saratoga Springs City Center on March 31 and April l, 2010, are specialty food producers. Ten years ago there were none!

Restaurant and lodging owners can sample, and order, jams, jellies, chutneys, sauces, seasonings, wines and other foods. They can also order dinnerware, room accessories, bath and beauty products, furniture, stationery, books and other lines directly from the other 75%. All made in the region. Meet the artists and producers, learn what makes their products special, and how they reflect the inspiration of the Adirondack North Country. -- All in one day. No crowds. Competitive prices. Private labeling. Show specials. Buyer Days is a cash and carry show so no shipping costs. Plan for orders later.

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