CORNING - Dozens of local vendors converged on Corning Community College Friday afternoon to offer visitors a taste of the various locally-produced food and beverages the region has to offer.

Taste FLXpo featured more than 30 vendors from around the region, including breweries, distilleries, a winery, family farms, a creamery and more. A few of the products offered for sampling and purchase included honey, maple products, jellies, coffee, cheeses, sauces, wine, craft beer, wine and spirits, and others.

“It’s an opportunity to get out and taste a lot of stuff from around the region,” said Dave DeGolyer, Communications Manager with the Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes agency. “We’re pretty disconnected from where food comes from - usually we’re used to it already being packaged and done - so actually being able to go connect with the people who make the stuff and then find out ways you can get it is great.”

Hector-based FLX Wine Flour, which makes wine flour from wine grapes along with producing other baked goods, was one of the vendors at FLXpo. This year was the company’s fourth year participating in the event.

“Corning has always been a great market for us,” said owner Hilary Niver-Johnson. "Lots of foodies, it’s a mini food hub. I don’t think it gets enough credit in terms of being a Finger Lakes food destination in our region.

“There’s great restaurants and a great food scene. The community has always been very supportive.”

The full 2019 Makers List from this year's FLXpo included:

• Bespoke Apothecary at Dead Dog Farm  

• Bluebird Trail Farm

• Brewery of Broken Dreams

• Cheesy Rider Food Truck

• Crooked Line Farms

• Crosswinds Farm & Creamery

• East Hill Creamery

• Finger Lakes Distilling

• Finger Lakes Harvest

• Finger Lakes Steak

• FLX Wine Flour

• Four Fights Distilling

• Hill Top Inn Restaurant

• Iron Flamingo Brewery

• Keuka Craft Ciders

• Knapp Farm

• Krooked Tusker Distillery

• Leo’s Honey House

• Mangus Farms

• Mud Creek Bison Ranch

• Muddy Finger Farm

• Ort Family Farm

• Parulski Farms

• Peace Weavers Organic Farm

• Petteys Farm

• Schweigarts Sugar Shack

• Seneca Sunrise Coffee

• Silver Fox Farm/Sweet Bottoms Cupcakes

• SteAmy Farms

• Stewarts Family Farm

• Sunset View Creamery

• Weis Vineyards