Bill Text: NY K00901 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Memorializing Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim September 29 - October 9, 2022, as Cider Week in the State of New York

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2022-05-16 - adopted [K00901 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-K00901-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 901

BY: M. of A. Rules (Barrett)

        MEMORIALIZING  Governor  Kathy  Hochul to proclaim
        September 29 - October 9, 2022, as Cider Week in the
        State of New York

  WHEREAS, It is the custom of  this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize
official  weeks  that  are  set aside to promote and appreciate New York
State's natural resources which benefit the lives of its citizens; and

  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim September 29 - October  9,
2022, as Cider Week in the State of New York; and

  WHEREAS,  Cider  Week in New York brings people together and creates
connections to celebrate and promote New York cider in an exciting  way;
in  2022, Cider Week will be observed with a myriad of events throughout
the entire state including two Cider Week festivals; and

  WHEREAS, Cider Week New York 2022 will feature many  of  New  York's
finest cider producers and will include a hybrid mix of both virtual and
in-person  events  including  special  flights,  virtual tastings, local
events, panels, and dinners where  individuals  can  be  kept  safe  and
appropriately socially distanced; and

  WHEREAS,  Directly  tied  to  New  York's  agricultural cash crop of
apples, cider in New York has seen an unprecedented growth explosion  of
over  450%  over  the  past 10 years and now has a $1.6 billion economic
impact to the State's economy; with over 140 producers making over  five
million gallons of cider every year, New York continues to rank first in
the country for the number of cider producers; and

  WHEREAS,  The  Glynwood  Center  for  Regional  Food  and Farming, a
non-profit organization serving food and farming changemakers  from  New
York's  Hudson  Valley  and beyond, launched the inaugural Cider Week in
2010 as an outcome of a travel  exchange  between  French  and  American
cider producers; and

  WHEREAS,  Distinctive  products  like  hard cider evoke a local food
culture and sense of place  that  is  closely  tied  to  agriculture  in
addition  to  garnering  more  profit  for  farmers;  recognizing  these
opportunities while addressing the still-real  obstacles  faced  by  our
farming  community,  Glynwood's goal was to foster a cider market in the
Hudson  Valley  as  the  linchpin  in  a  chain  of   positive   social,
environmental, economic and community benefits; and

  WHEREAS,  After  over  10 years of successful growth, Cider Weeks in
New York are now a production of the New  York  Cider  Association,  and
continue to cultivate an appreciation for New York's orchard-based cider
by   showcasing  New  York  cider's  diversity,  food-friendliness,  and
excellent quality in cider production; and

  WHEREAS, It is  with  great  pleasure  that  this  Legislative  Body
acknowledges  this exceptional natural resource and its contributions to
the local and State economies; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim September 29 - October  9,
2022, as Cider Week in the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of  New
York.
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