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Taste NY Pledge

CAS and SUNY Geneseo have taken the Taste NY pledge, committing to increase usage of New York grown and produced products in all of the on-campus restaurants and cafes as well as the Big Tree Inn.  

While the pledge was signed on March 13, 2015, CAS has long been committed to purchasing locally for environmental, health and economic reasons.  

During the 2014-2015 academic year, over 20% of the entire CAS corporate spend was within a 100 mile radius of campus, inclusive but not restricted to food and beverage.  We actively and enthusiastically seek out local partners and vendors and are working closely with our distributors to further increase local products offered in our on-campus restaurants and cafes.  Innovative solutions such as locally grown and flash-frozen vegetables and NYS tomato sauce produced by Purdy & Sons as well as our strong partnerships with companies such as USFoods, F&T Distributing, American Fruit and Produce and Upstate Farms have helped us and will continue to help us succeed in increasing our local procurement.

View the signed Taste NY Pledge.

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Taste NYFormer Interim President Carol Long and former CAS Executive Director Mark Scott sign the Taste NY Pledge as local partners Bill Brennan from Upstate Farms and Katrina Costa from American Fruit and Vegetable show their support.


Taste NY Products

Taste NY products are any foods or beverages that are grown or produced in New York State. Current CAS Taste NY products include:

  • Barilla Pasta (all non-stuffed pasta across campus)
  • Chobani Yogurt
  • Muller Yogurt
  • Upstate Farms
  • Perry's Ice Cream
  • Sorrento Cheese
  • Galbani Cheese
  • Great Lakes Cheese
  • Heluva Good Cheese
  • American Fruit & Vegetable (local produce distributor - 35 different produce items from over 20 NYS farms)
  • Purdy & Sons
  • Father Sam's Wraps
  • Finger Lakes Fresh Tortillas and Sliced Apples
  • Costanza's Bakery
  • DiPaulo Bakery
  • Midstate Bread Company
  • Monk's Bread
  • The Basket Company (chocolate and candies)
  • Zweigle's hot dogs & sausages
  • Rosina (6 different products from meatballs to gnocchi)
  • Red Osier Roast Beef
  • Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
  • EverYoung Natural Foods – Bad Ass Power Cookie
  • Our Daily Eats – Almonds
  • Frito Lay
  • Sensible Portions – Veggie Chips
  • Emmy’s Organics – Macaroons
  • Peeled Snacks
  • BeetnPath
  • Cheribundi
  • Coldstone Milkshakes
  • SkinnyGirl
  • Brad’s Cookie Nook
  • Steele Sausage
  • Ellicottville Brewing Company
  • Hunt Country Wines
  • Fox Run Winery
  • Deer Run Winery
  • Dr Konstantin Frank Vinifera Winery
  • Finger Lakes Distillery
  • Red Jacket Orchard (juice & cider)
  • Karma Water
  • Dr. Brown’s Soda
  • Coca-Cola (select beverages bottled in NYS)
  • Pepsi (select beverages bottled in NYS)