At Taste, we are curators of delicious things, and creators of tasteful events and gatherings...
Our store is located on the river side of the Historic Marketplace District of Owego, NY. Named the Coolest Small Town in America in 2009, it is filled with stunning architecture, galleries, great restaurants, a craft brewery, winery, and lovely shops selling unique gifts and antiques. It is located at the gateway to the Finger Lakes, and the Finger Lakes Wine and Beer Trails. The Owego Merchants Association hosts a monthly First Friday Art Walk, Lights on the River, the Strawberry Fest, Farm to Fork seasonal farmers market, and many other fun family events throughout the year. We are also just steps from the beautiful River Walk that trails behind our historic buildings.
We have a small store, and a wonderful client base that we adore. We take our role as curators of delicious products very seriously to ensure we meet the high expectations our clients have for quality, taste, exclusivity, ethics, and great design. We give our artisans and makers the same respect, and work hard to become brand ambassadors that they feel connected to.
You'll find the work of more than 50 brands and makers on our shelves that represent the very best organic ingredients, artisanal foods and products such as tea, coffee and tisanes, and a large selection of handcrafted gourmet goods to make the most every day meal absolutely extraordinary. Each product has been thoughtfully selected, chosen for its taste, quality, and its contributions to a better world. We feature goods that are locally and regionally made, wholly made in the USA, and certified as fairly traded through our Alliance Partnership with Ten Thousand Villages. This summer we are set to expand and become your favorite first stop on your way to adventures in the Finger Lakes. We will have everything you need to have a delicious day or weekend trip including custom picnic baskets and market totes filled with Finger Lakes creations, tourist guides, maps and information, and seasonal products from local farms who specialize in charcuterie, breads, cheeses, preserves and more. We will also offer clients the opportunity to pick up their CSA shares from selected farms at our store.
At Taste, we are farmers, artists and craftspeople. We are connected to each other through our love of the earth, the arts, our crafts, and the greater good. We love what we do and we love to share it, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my culinary experiences and love of good food, and great design with you.
Simply put, we are here to help you live a delicious life, and we cannot wait to meet you.
Colleen Cheechalk - curator and owner