Auburn, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2012
For foodies of all ages, the Finger Lakes is the place to be this season.
Visitors have a number of options to tempt taste buds, from local wine and cheese to picked-that-day fruits and vegetables sold by the farmers themselves.
Cayuga County Tourism provides suggested itineraries and vacation packages to fit every need for the weekend getaway or extended stay. Among them are the following:
Field to fork
Fill up on what's fresh with a self-drive tour called Field to Fork http://tourcayuga.com/farm-to-table/field-to-fork-itinerary/). Cayuga County boasts four creameries that make and sell their own cheeses, such as Keeley’s Cheese Company where patrons sample cheeses made from the owner's family farm of Registered Holstein and Jersey cows.
Enjoy the scenic landscape on the way to lunch or dinner stops for produce picked and prepared by area restaurants. Renowned Pumpkin Hill Bistro, for instance, offers “Days Harvest,” a season-specific selection of fruits, vegetables and grains fresh from the garden.
Vine to bottle
A tour of the Finger Lakes region is not complete without tasting area wines. Try the world-class Treleaven wines bottled in the centuries-old Burgundian tradition at King Ferry Winery.
Cayuga County has ten wineries alone, not the mention the four wine trails that circle Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua Lakes. For the perfect day of tasting, hire an escort or map your own trip with the online listing of wineries (http://tourcayuga.com/wineries).
Fill the fridge
At the end of a visit, take the bounty home. Most wineries and cheese vendors offer shipping services and online ordering to make it easy to share found treasures with loved ones nationwide.
Or, bring a cooler to weekly Farmers Markets in Auburn, King Ferry, Moravia, Port Byron and Union Springs to see, sample and take home the best of what's available. Area farm stands also feature local eggs, bread, farmstead cheese, jams and jellies, herbs, honey, and even local crafts.
Whatever the itinerary, Cayuga County welcomes visitors with open arms bringing their farms to your table.
About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism
The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated Tourism Promotion Agency for Cayuga County and promotes the County’s attractions, events and lodging establishments. For more information call 315-255-1658/800-499-9615 or visit http://www.tourcayuga.com.