The Taste NY at Todd Hill Market was opened in June 2014. The Todd Hill market is set within a historic building that dates back to the 1940s, and originally operated as a gas station for motorists traveling on the scenic Taconic Parkway. After the site was dormant for several decades, it was rehabilitated through agency collaboration under the leadership of The Governor, New York State's Department of Agriculture & Markets, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Department of Transportation, Empire State Development, the Office of General Services, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County revived the Cape-style building and a budding business was born. The Taste NY initiative was set forth to promote agri-tourism across the state, featuring quality agricultural products that are unique to each region. Taste NY at Todd Hill is operated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.
The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill is an exciting destination and an opportunity to enjoy locally produced agricultural products!
Taste NY Todd Hill is a specialty grocery store located at the historic Todd Hill Service Station on the Taconic State Parkway one mile south of Route 55. Motorists can stop for food and beverages and commuters and local residents can purchase healthy ingredients for home-cooked meals. The Market provides a showcase for local farms to highlight selected products, as Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) is working with local farmers to encourage new business growth throughout the area, sourcing products for the Market from New York farms, restaurants and small businesses.
Inside the year-round market, locally produced products include milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, juice, ice cream, pastries, granola, and apple cider. Pantry items include maple syrup, honey, jam, fruit sauces, pickles, salsa, and tomato sauce. Frozen products include farm-raised beef, lamb, pork, and poultry items. Artisanal inventory changes periodically.
Outside, seasonally, a Farmers’ Market will open Friday afternoons, June through October, to provide additional delicious fresh produce and a variety of other farm products.
The Market is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County through a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The state’s Taste NY program is opening up new markets for local farmers, beverage producers and other merchants.