Free ‘Taste of Yates’ food guide available now

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
The Taste of Yates
Pick up your free copy of the publication at several outlets around the county.

To celebrate the harvest season, the Yates County Chamber of Commerce and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County recently announced the publication of “The Taste of Yates,” a local food guide focused on the Central Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

“The Taste of Yates includes everything from roadside stands and u-pick farms to wineries, breweries, and even the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail,” says Mike Linehan, President and CEO of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce.

“We are proud to present all of our agricultural and natural wonders in such a representative and beautiful publication. This guide will help locals and visitors alike find the treasure trove of bounties available in our community,” he went on to say.

The research, data collection, and design for the publication was handled by the team at Cooperative Extension, led by Shelley Pierce. Shelley commented, “The Cornell Cooperative Extension team had a lot of fun uncovering all of the hidden gems in our County and beyond, and it is our hope that The Taste of Yates becomes a valuable resource to the community.”

Funding for the guide was supplied by the Chamber through the Yates County Tourism Program, which is funded by the County’s occupancy tax. The full color guide was printed in 10,000 copies and is now in wide distribution throughout the region.

To receive your copy of the guide, visit Cornell Cooperative Extension’s office at the Yates County Office Building on Liberty Street, the County’s Visitor Center at 2375 Route 14A, or The Chronicle-Express office at 138 Main St., all in Penn Yan. You can also request a copy by calling 315-536-3111 or via e-mail at The guide is also available for download on Cornell Cooperative Extension’s website (

The Chamber of Commerce is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for Yates County and is among the largest business  advocacy organizations in the Finger Lakes.