NEW YORK—It’s officially easier to buy local. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on May 21 that New York State’s open data website will now feature information on local breweries, wineries, farmer’s markets, distilleries, and more.
“With summer right around the corner, I encourage New Yorkers to pick up fresh produce at a local farmers’ market, raise their glasses at a local brewery, or visit a neighborhood vineyard, and support our state’s growing agriculture, tourism, and beverage industries,” Governor Cuomo stated in a press release.
The governor launched open.ny.gov in March. The website features the state government’s data on economic development, health, recreation, and public services … and now local vineyards and more.
“This new interactive map will help craft breweries like ours meet that demand, by not only providing directions directly to our new facility, but also where they can sample and purchase our products at farmers’ markets across the state,” Oyster Bay Brewing Company owner Gabe Haim stated in a press release.
There are two maps: one for wineries distilleries, cideries, and breweries (http://bit.ly/11VooY7), and one for farmer’s markets (http://bit.ly/180kw9m)