Nearly 300 restaurants across the state have taken the Pride of NY Pledge, almost tripling the number of establishments actively supporting New York State Agricultural products and beverages since last year.

The Pledge is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Taste NY initiative.

By signing the pledge, the restaurants have promised to expand their use of New York State products by ten percent or more.

“Our state produces some of the best food and beverages in the world and it’s a recipe for success when more New Yorkers buy New York products,” Governor Cuomo said. “By taking the Pride of NY Pledge, chefs, restaurants and even schools in every corner of the state are helping to introduce more customers to the world-class products that the Empire State has to offer.

Area restaurants that have signed the pledge include the Tailor and the Cook, Beardslee Castle and the Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard.

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