On Wednesday May 8, beginning at 6 pm at The Parish Public Library will host author Jim Farfaglia, who will provide a program based on his book Nestlé in Fulton, New York: How Sweet It Was. We will look back at the chocolate factory’s 100-year history in Central New York.
Farfaglia wrote the book, recently published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, to commemorate the fact that Nestlé, founded in Switzerland, chose Fulton as the site of its first United States factory. “It was our area’s bountiful dairy farms that attracted Nestlé to Fulton,” Farfaglia said. “All that rich-in-butterfat milk was an important ingredient for Nestlé’s famous chocolate products, such as Toll House Morsels, the Crunch Bar and Nestlé Quik.”
Farfaglia plans to include stories of how those and other confections were created at the Fulton plant. His talk will also feature a slideshow of archival photos that illustrates how the factory’s 1,500 workers turned cocoa beans, milk and sugar into a multitude of sweet treats.
The program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 3 Church Street in Parish. Light refreshments will be served, perhaps one of those sweet treats.