At times, it feels like the grocery store is our second home. It's a place where we spend time visiting possibly a few times a week.

We can make selections from our favorite snacks, dinner options and more. 

Within New York state, there are alot of locally owned businesses that residents enjoy supporting but what happens when we go to the grocery store?  This can still be a place where we can purchase what works for us and also support jobs and companies out of New York State.

Some of our favorite products that we buy from grocery stores may be made in New York State. Locally owned grocery stores such as Adams Fairacre Farms specializes in having items within New York state for sale for their customers. I also enjoy visiting Adams since they allow their customers to sample certain products from the area.

It wasn't until recently that I started looking at the back of each container to see where products were made.

A national dairy company, Borden Dairy got their start within the Hudson Valley. After doing research, I found out about other popular companies that we see in the grocery stores and how they’re tied to New York State.

Products such as Ithaca Hummus, Tate's Bake Shop and more are made in New York and have an inspiring story about how they started in this state.

Let's take a look at these items and see if they are something that you have in your kitchen or will add to your shopping cart.

6 Popular Grocery Store Items You Didn't Know Were Made In New York State

From downstate New York to the upstate area of New York State, freshly made items are created and sold in our favorite grocery stores.

Some start in Southampton, NY while others begin in Binghamton, NY bringing a unique taste of their own.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Which of these items do you have in your kitchen? Share more with us below.

6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented In New York State

In New York state, there are inventions that we may not have been aware of that were created here. 

There are also everyday items and food that we're glad that were made.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Here Are The 8 Best Things About Stewart's Shops According To The Hudson Valley

Everyone has a place that they enjoy visiting which makes them feel comfortable and like home. To me, Stewart's Shops has always brought those good feelings and excitement to visit. 

A poll was taken on WRRV's Facebook asking,
"What’s the #1 reason why you love Stewart’s? "

With over 40 comments on social media, Facebook users and Hudson Valley residents were eager to share their love for local Stewart's Shops.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Facebook, Stewart's Shops