I was able to attend the public market this weekend and was pleasantly surprised—there were a number of interesting vendors and despite the rainy weather, I saw a crowd of people coming and going. I think this event has tremendous potential and hope it continues to grow. The event needs more publicity and vendors, particularly farmers with produce. I talked to several people at the market and most felt the same as me—very excited to see it happening, but hoping it does die out to quickly.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
Utica is home to 21 registered “brownfields” and possibly several more undocumented sites.
“Taste of Utica“
– news article posted by YNN on June 17, 2011
“No end in sight for high local sales tax”
– article published in Utica OD on June 20, 2011
Oneida County will likely remain the state leader is sales tax, at a rate of 8.75 for at least the next 2 years. “On a $2 cup of coffee, it’s an extra 18 cents; on a $20,000 car, it adds $1,750 to the sticker price.”
“Could new law affect future of Utica events?”
– news article posted by YNN on June 2, 2011
“Organizers getting ready to give folks a Taste of Syracuse say they may seriously reconsider the future of its sister event in Utica. That’s because the city’s common council approved legislation that would allow it to collect a percentage of profits from events held on city property, like the Taste of Utica held in Hanna Park.”