Albany Devils fans will have more food and beverage options starting with the team’s next home game on Friday, Mar. 13. On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new “farm to fan” partnership between the “Taste NY” program and Times Union Center.
The initiative will see New York products sold at the venue during, not just Devils games, but all events at the downtown venue.
“This new partnership will help introduce hundreds of thousands of visitors to some of the best agricultural products this state has to offer,” said Govenor Cuomo. “We hope that this newfound enterprise will serve as a model for similar venues across New York State to help our farm economy continue its rapid growth.”
The Capital Kitchen and the Knickerbocker Grill at the Times Union Center will offer fans Empire and Red Delicious apples from Yonder Farms in Valatie, NY. Empire Apples will also be available with caramel on the side. In addition, a variety of New York cheese and cracker assortments from Adirondack Cheese Company (Barneveld), Cooperstown Cheese Company (Milford), Harpersfield Cheese (Jefferson), and Nettle Meadow Farm (Warrensburg) will be for sale.
Seasonal harvest salads and turkey club wraps (turkey from Old World Provisions in Troy and wraps from Rockland Bakery in Nanuet) will be available at Northside Snacks and the Red Star Bar. Six rotating flavors of New York hard ice creams will be available at the two ice cream stands on the North and South Side, including ice cream from The Ice Cream Man in Greenwich, NY. One of these stands will feature soft ice cream from Upstate Farms in Buffalo.
A brand new Taste NY bar will feature a variety of craft beers, including Captain Lawrence IPA, Brooklyn Lager, Brown’s Oatmeal Stout and Saranac Pale Ale. Northside Snacks will offer fans Riesling, Chardonnay and Petit Noir from Salmon Run Wines of the Finger Lakes Region. The Capital Kitchen and Knickerbocker Grill will also offer fans Saranac Pale Ale. More New York craft beers will be rotated in throughout the year.