Delaware North brings Taste NY café at Pembroke Travel Plaza on New York State Thruway

Delaware North brings Taste NY café at Pembroke Travel Plaza on New York State Thruway


BUFFALO, N.Y., 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delaware North’s travel business this week celebrated the opening of Taste NY café at Pembroke Travel Plaza, where it operates food and beverage services for the New York State Thruway on I-90 just east of Buffalo.

The café is part of a statewide campaign started by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to showcase New York’s food and beverage industries by promoting products made throughout the state. With initiatives like the Taste NY café, the program has created opportunities for local producers to feature their goods at a variety of landmark locations throughout the state, including Niagara Falls, and at large public events such as the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse.

“Delaware North has been serving guests in New York State for more than 100 years, so we know just how distinctive and varied the food offerings can be from all corners of the state,” said Rob Robinson, Delaware North’s district manager for NYS Thruway travel plazas. “We embrace the Taste NY program and look forward to showcasing these items for thruway travelers.”

The Taste NY café at the Pembroke Travel Plaza features a wide variety of grab-and-go snacks and drinks, including popcorn products from Jamestown Popcorn, beverages from Mayer Brothers in Buffalo, and Upstate Niagara dairy products. Hot food and beverage items, such as Zweigle’s hot dogs from Rochester and DeLima Coffee from Cicero (Syracuse), are also available.

“We’re so excited to bring visitors traveling from Western New York a taste of the region — from New York dairy to maple,” said Richard A. Ball, New York state’s agriculture commissioner. “The Taste NY program has grown dramatically since it was created by the governor and shows no signs of slowing down. I thank our partners at the Thruway Authority and Delaware North for helping to share the story of our great agricultural producers in New York and encourage agri-tourism across the state.”

Delaware North also participates in the Taste NY program in its parks and resorts division at Niagara Falls State Park by offering New York State products in its gift shops and local food offerings at the Top of the Falls restaurant.


Charles Roberts
Comm. Specialist
250 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 716-858-5545
Fax: 716-858-5125

Source: Delaware North


Price Chopper/Market 32 to showcase local products on Taste NY Day on Saturday, April 1

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper/Market 32 will salute Homegrown Flavors with a Taste NY Day on Saturday, April 1 from 10:0 0 AM-2:00 PM at a half-dozen Capital Region locations, including:

• Clifton Shoppers World Market 32 (Route 146 and Plank Road, Clifton Park),
• Wilton Market 32 (3045 Route 50, Saratoga Springs),
• Glenville Market 32 (290 Saratoga Road, Scotia),
• Hamilton Square Market 32 (Routes 20 and 155, Guilderland),
• Hudson Valley Plaza Market 32 (79 Vandenburg Place, Troy), and
• Bethlehem Price Chopper (1395 New Scotland Ave, Slingerlands).

“We’re proud to help shine the spotlight on all of New York’s terrific growers and producers through Governor Cuomo’s Taste NY program”, said State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball. “By working with our partners at Price Chopper/Market 32, who value our local farmers and source locally-grown foods, we are able to reach even more consumers. New York State has a great story to tell when it comes to agriculture and our agribusinesses. The Homegrown Flavors –Taste NY Day will provide us the opportunity to share that story with shoppers who will be able to meet the producers behind the products.”

More than 40 of Price Chopper/Market 32’s many local and regional suppliers will be on hand to chat with customers about what makes their products special and to offer free samples.

“As a homegrown business ourselves, we like to call special attention to our trade partners who are producing right here in New York,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “We are deeply committed to sourcing locally grown, produced and manufactured products as a way of stimulating the economies in our local communities, satisfying regional tastes, ensuring farm-to-table freshness, and continuing our long-standing practice of supporting small family businesses and farms.”

“R & G is thrilled with Price Chopper/Market 32’s commitment to featuring local producers in their stores,” said Sean O’Connor, Head Cheese Maker, R & G Cheesemakers. “As a proud supplier to Price Chopper/Market 32, we’re very excited to participate in their Homegrown Flavors event for Taste NY.”

Price Chopper/Market 32, a homegrown supermarket chain that has operated in the Northeast since 1932, has long emphasized the importance of supporting local growers and producers in the communities where it operates stores.

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit

About Taste NY:

Taste NY is an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries and drive agritourism across the State. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park. Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information about Taste NY, please visit Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


Mona Golub
Price Chopper

Jonathan Pierce
APR Pierce Communications

Source:  Price Chopper