Below are the confirmed vendors for 2018…so far!
Planning on coming to the festival this year? Check back later, as we add more still more vendors (and exciting information about festival entertainment and much more)!
Want to be a vendor? Hurry–it’s first come/first served! Please note we are giving priority to cheesemakers. Please review OUR STORY, OUR MISSION, then check out our Invitation Letter and download an application. Note: there’s a deadline in March!
We specialize in superb New York State cheddar, aged on-site from one to seven years–so you are sure to find the sharpness you like. We also offer an array of flavored white cheddars and 14 different cheddar spreads (from garlic & herb to port wine to sun-dried tomato & basil, and many more!), and “squeaky” cheese curd.
The cheesemaker, Patrick, is a French expat from the Poitou region who came to America a couple decades ago. In partnership with neighboring Amish farmers (including working closely with the development of the herd), he produces two Loire-Valley style goat’s milk cheeses.
The flagship St. Johnsville cheese is light ivory in color; its flavors evolve from buttery and mild when young to earthy, goaty, barnyardy, full-bodied-yet-still-creamy after a few weeks of ripening. Mohawk Mist is meltingly tender, milky and buttery, with just a hint of mild goat flavor and a slightly tangy finishing note.
Cooperstown Cheese Company, Cooperstown, NY, crafts a variety of artisanal raw-milk cheeses. America Cheese Society (ACS) award-winning Toma Celena (a nutty and rich Italian table cheese, hinting of toasted grains, apples and caramelized milk), Justine (half sheep’s milk, half cow’s milk), a classic aged English cheddar called Jersey Gold, and another ACS award-winner, Jersey Girl (flavorful, creamy curd cheese).
Damin Farm Jams and Jellies, St. Johnsville, NY
We hand-make delicious jams and jellies (peach, jalapeno, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, elderberry and more), fresh and pickled garlic, sauerkraut (five kinds!), maple syrup, and more.
Handmade, small-batch, all-natural aged artisanal vinegars. Made with Upstate New York apples, infused with locally grown berries and herbs as well as raw unfiltered honey. Wonderful for culinary purposes and many health benefits as well. Flavors include plain unfiltered apple, “fire cider” (includes ginger, horseradish, jalapeno, and more), black currant, honey, raspberry.
You’ve never had fudge this heavenly. Over 20 tantalizing flavors! Chocolate, chocolate coconut, chocolate orange, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate peppermint, chocolate walnut, peanut butter, peppermint, raspberry. Dark chocolate flavors include vanilla, vanilla chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, caramel swirl, vanilla caramel, pecan swirl, vanilla orange…
Also: fudge-filled brownies and homemade cookies.
A squeak above the rest! Rich, creamy, squeaky cheese curd made fresh from our farm’s fresh dairy cow milk–natural, plus tasty flavors (including dilly garlic, buffalo, horseradish chive, tomato basil, and more). We also produce an aged farmstead cheese.
The ability for our cows to graze fresh Central New York grass every spring, summer, and fall is of utmost importance to the health and happiness of our cows. 100% of our quality milk products are made from milk from our own happy, healthy cows.
Very special, superb-quality baked goods. Our specialty is naturally fermented sourdough breads and pastries—baked in a woodfired oven. So delicious, and great with all sorts of cheeses.
Jake’s Gouda Cheese, Deansboro, NY
Promoting gouda goodness through local cheese!
We’re in the business of making people happy. The best way we know how? Make mind-blowingly good, locally processed gouda cheese. Smoked gouda, aged gouda, baby gouda, and much more. We use BST-free Holstein cow’s milk. Family owned and operated. Our aged gouda earned the 2015 Gold Medal at the NYS Fair and a plaquce making it the “best wine and cheese pairing”!
We make artisan and farmhouse-style cheeses and yogurts in our state-inspected cheese plant. We have access to some of the best goat, sheep and cow milk in the Mohawk Valley, which means no limit to the variety of high-quality dairy products we can make.
Chevre, feta, cheddar, mold-ripened, “drunken goat,” Manchego-style, even lowly cream cheese is better when produced in your own backyard.
We also make gelatos and sorbets, using nothing but whole milk and simple ingredients. Our line of goat, cow, and sheep milk gelatos and dairy-free sorbets are flavorful and refreshing.
We partner with local producers whenever possible and specialize in seasonal varieties.
Don’t let the name mislead you. “Dawg” can be considered a term of endearment or has the meaning of friend in certain parts of the country. That’s why it’s sizzlin’ sweet and not HOT!
We make the best sweet specialty mustard, and we are not shy about it. It is high-quality, food-friendly, and ready for consumption.
Mr. Nutty & Myrtle’s Cookies, Fayetteville, NY
Delicious nuts roasted on-site. Cinnamon-roasted pecans, almonds, cashews, and peanuts.
Savor Myrtle’s baked-on-site ricotta cheese cookies and cream-cheese cookies!
Handcrafted herbal mixes and spice blends. Herbal dip mixes and spice blends, lavender products and herbal bath, homekeeping and body products! All handmade in Little Falls. “Whimsy and spice and everything nice!”
We are a 100% grassfed, Non-GMO, & Animal Welfare Approved dairy. We produce and sell an array of farmstead cheeses and creamline yogurts.
All of our products are made exclusively with the fresh milk from our Milking Shorthorn and Jersey cows, and other ingredients are limited to cultures, local herbs, maple syrup & organic extracts–no added colors or stabilizers.
Fresh cheeses: fromage blanc ‘Cheeseville’, feta, farmer’s cheese. Semi-aged cheeses: Camembert, Havarti. Aged cheeses: Gouda, Tomme, Alpine.Yogurts: plain, maple, lemon, vanilla, and more.
A fast-and-fresh food vendor; your lunch or snack prepared to order. Pulled pork, chicken, burgers and cheeseburgers, BBQ mac-n-cheese. Salt potatoes!
The first licensed winery in Oneida County, we supply tasty wine to everyone from campers to connoissseurs, from courageous climbers to curators of cozy comfort. We have twenty years of home wine-making experience and are the recipients of multiple awards.
Our white wines offer clean, crisp flavors from the very bold to the smooth and sweetly balanced finish. Enjoy them with soft cheeses, white sauces, seafood. If you are looking for a bold, smooth, heavy-body red wine, you won’t be disappointed, with several wines to choose from. Sense the aroma of blackberry, plum, caramelized nutty finishes for the barbeque. Our sweeter reds provide fresh fruit flavors. Whatever your pleasure, Prospect Falls Winery has what you are looking for.
We were founded by a granddaughter of garlic farmers, and aim to create garlic and onion powders the real way—from fresh garlic and onions, without fillers or additives. Our spices are all freshly milled, organic, and pure. We also make pickled garlic, black garlic, and a variety of unusual and classic spice blends.
Wholesome – Nutritious – Natural – Artisan – Elegant. A family-run business, we take great pride in creating our recipes and selecting the purest ingredients to bring you a taste that is both unique and satisfying. Our crackers are perfect as an everyday snack or for the elegant party. We have a wide variety of options: savory, spicy, cheesy, vegan, wheat-free, and sweet. Find your flavors!
Saratoga Crackers are proudly featured in many “Taste NY” locations.
We offer our own pure NYS maple syrup along with many maple-related products: maple popcorn, fudge, candy, made-on-site cotton candy, baked goods, maple cream, sugar, seasonings, drop. Also homemade maple dog treats!
Sleepy Bear Apiary, St. Johnsville, NY
We have honey and honey products, as well as handmade soaps.
Our products bring the bounty of the season to your table! Our preserves are made in small batches of fresh ingredients and sugar. No pectin. No additives. No preservatives. Whenever possible, we grow, pick, or purchase locally the ingredients whose flavors sing out when a jar is opened. Delicious marmalades, jams, and more.
We are the largest farm winery in Northern New York State, located along the majestic St. Lawrence River on a historic 40-acre farmstead established in 1836. Among the cold-hardy grapes we grow are Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, and La Crescent. We offer a wide range of red and white wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, semi-dry Riesling, dessert wines and mead. We will be offering small tasting samples and selling bottled wines.
A family-run artisan cheese company, founded in 2009 with the goals of making great cheese and supporting Herkimer County’s dairy farmers. Our farmer’s high-quality milk, together with the creativity and hard work of our cheese-makers, creates unique and exclusive cheeses.
Offerings include a range of Havarti choices (classic Danish, dill, Italian herb with sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeno, habanero), Swedish farmer’s cheese, Norwegian nokkelost, Newporter (Swedish Farmer’s Cheese washed with Saranac Chocolate Porter), cascadita* (aged goat cheese based upon the Spanish cheese, Garrotxa).
We are proud to be part of the resurgence of local food produced in the Kuyahoora Valley.
* “cascadita” = is Spanish for…Little Falls! This delicious cheese is a must-try!