Agriculture in the Finger Lakes is big business. Farms and the Agricultural College at Cornell contribute its share to the economy in the region as well as providing education and food research for the US.
As you tour through the region you are in one of the most diversified agricultural areas of New York. Most of the farms are family owned and range from part-time farmers to large farms with millions of dollars invested. Finger Lakes farms produce a variety flavorful and juicy grapes, apples, cherries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries depending on the season. Many Finger Lakes restaurants also use the local products produced within the region to create delicious farm-to-table cuisine.
Many farms lead tours or allow visitors to pick their own produce for a truly fresh experience.