• The Finger Lakes is the largest wine-producing region in New York State. 
  • Ontario County farmers grow a lot of cabbage for sauerkraut. The village of Phelps is known as the Sauerkraut Capitol of the World and celebrates its history with a popular festival every summer. 
  • It is estimated that nearly 70,000 grape pies, a Finger Lakes specialty, are sold annually in Naples.
  • Milk is the official New York State beverage. 
  • Scientists at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva are responsible for introducing five of the east’s most popular apple varieties: Cortland, Empire, Macoun, Jonagold. 
  • The famous Northern Spy apple, one of New York's most prominent varieties, originated from a seedling brought from Connecticut in 1800 that was planted in East Bloomfield, New York.
  • Traminette is a grape that was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. Arbor Hill Grapery was the first to produce the Traminette wine.