New York, NY November 12, 2009 — EscapeMaker.com, the online guide to local weekend getaways, food festivals and day trips within a day’s drive or train ride of New York City, has launched the Winter edition of its webisode series, “Tastes of New York State.”
From skiing to shopping to culinary escapes, the Winter webisode, the fourth in a four-part series, showcases areas around the state which offer fresh and locally-grown food favorites. From a hearty breakfast in the Adirondacks to dessert seaside in the Hamptons, there’s a food-themed getaway for every taste. Restaurants featured all use local ingredients or organic food, and are enthusiastic about championing the “slow food” movement and Agri-tourism.
You may not think of Winter, when you think Agri-Tourism, but there are plenty of surprises in our Winter edition of “Tastes of New York State”, said Caylin Sanders, CEO and President of EscapeMaker.com. “Given that agriculture and tourism are two of the state’s top industries, we hope to inspire people to take day trips and weekend getaways to places all over New York that feature a unique agri-focus.”
Each seasonally themed-themed video takes a culinary tour of New York State and provides ideas for unique agri-tourism getaways. Host Marissa Copeland narrates as she samples culinary delights from around the state, including the Greater Niagara Region, Lewis County in the Adirondacks, Madison County in the Central Leatherstocking Region, the Hudson Valley’s Dutchess County and the Town of Southampton on Long Island. The webisodes were made possible with a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and markets and produced by the award-winning Factory Films Inc.EscapeMaker.com features complete information on lodging, events and transportation to all the areas features in the webisodes. The webisodes can be viewed at http://www.escapemaker.com/agritourism as well as on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/escapemaker).