So what's the best way to portray Rochester to people who have lived here and have never been here? I'm not sure! I did some reseach, and came up with some things that are unique to Rochester, and can hopefully base an item or two on one of the items below! Unfortunately, most of the items that I've found are either perishable food, or flowers (which are popular in May), so it's going to be hard to decide on something.
Starting with my town, the biggest events:
An Apple Fest, and the Carnival. I can put apples in everyones bag, but I'm not sure if everyone will like getting something healthy in their bags. Honestly, I know I'd be slightly disappointed, but I'd get it's unique to that area. For the carnival, I don't think I can put fried dough in the bags, so I guess we'll just skip that one!
Unique to Rochester:
Here are some brands and companies that are either headquartered in Rochester, or started in Rochester:
They make different kinds of frozen foods and such.
Underage guests would have access to it if it's in the out-of-town bags.
I'm a HUGE fan of pasta!
Which also produces Arbor Mist and other brands
A major/local grocery store chain that EVERYONE shops at.