From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office:
The grand opening of the brand new Long Island
Welcome Center in Dix Hills was held Oct. 20.
The 15,200 square foot state-of-the-art
Welcome Center includes a Taste NY Market — promoting some
of New York’s best locally-made and produced food and beverage products
– a farmers’ market and an interactive I LOVE NEW YORK experience for
Long Island visitors to learn about the region’s history and tourism
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul
marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting at the new facility.
Center is located off the Long Island Expressway at Exit 51-52
The Taste NY
Market will showcase a broad selection of fresh made breakfast and lunch
items, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts using
ingredients sourced from Long Island growers.
It will also offer
grab-and-go snacks and specialty local items for sale, providing an
opportunity for local producers to market their products.
In addition to
the Taste NY Market, the Welcome Center will be the home to an outdoor
farmers’ market open on Saturdays and Sundays
through the season that will provide locally-grown and produced foods
to visitors, spotlighting Long Island farms and encouraging agritourism
throughout the region.