Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

You know what they say about eating an apple a day! Today is National “Eat an Apple Day,” so what better way to celebrate than with Price Chopper and Market 32. We have a variety of apples to choose from, including McIntosh Apples in tote bags, which are only .99 a pound this week! Make sure you browse our apple collection at the end.

Apples are more than just a popular fruit; they’re a symbol of crunchiness, sweetness, and wholesome goodness. From the refreshing sip of apple cider to the warm comfort of a homemade apple pie, these fruits have woven themselves into the fabric of our lives and culture. Oh, and we should mention that our locally sourced Market 32 Apple Cider is only $3.49 for a half gallon this week. Deals all around!

There are so many different types of apples out there that it may even be a little overwhelming. Fear not, let us take you through the journey of sweetness! We have picked six types of apples that we carry to feature here today. Let’s take a look…

Honey Crisp: The Honey Crisp Apple tends to be larger in size, juicy, and sweet. This variety is great for pie and applesauce.

Granny Smith: Granny Smith Apples are bright green, tart, and subtly sweet. These apples also work well in pies or sauce. 

McIntosh: McIntosh apples tend to be on the medium to smaller. These apples are red with green spots, and have a tart taste. 

Fuji: Did you know that Fuji Apples originated in Japan? How cool is that? These apples are red with areas of yellow and tend to be sweet and firm.

Cortland: The Cortland Apple has a vibrant red hue and features a refreshing, juicy white flesh. This variety tends to be tarte.

Pink Lady (Cripps Pink): The Pink Lady Apple is beautifully bright pink in color, and is most flavorful at room temperature.

Check out some recipes below for apple picking season!

Apple Dumplings: Warm apple dumplings are perfect for the cold weather approaching! Pair with PICS Vanilla Ice Cream for the ultimate duo.

Oven Grilled Cheese with Apples: Apples and cheese are a spectacular combo! Check out your soon-to-be new favorite recipe!

No-Churn Brown-Butter Apple Pie Ice Cream: When you make apple pie for your Thanksgiving feast, top it off with this ice cream! It is sure to be a hit!

Air Fryer Apple Churros: You may have had a cinnamon sugar churro, but how about an apple churro in the air fryer? Stop what you are doing and check out this recipe!


Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Goodbye summer, hello football season! For many people, this is a very exciting time of the year. Those humid days are dwindling down, Sunday night football is back on TV, and a lot of delicious dips to go along with gameday will be devoured. If you would like to spice up your football season with new recipes, we have you covered! Let’s explore the art of tailgating and homegating with delicious recipes and ideas to help you score big with your football party spread.

First Down: Snacks/Apps/Dips

Everything Pretzels: These soft, warm, chewy pretzels are sure to be a touchdown! 

Super Guacamole: It’s called “Super Guacamole” for a reason! This recipe is SUPER delicious! Try it for this Sunday’s game.

Baked Buffalo Cheese Sticks: These stringy, creamy, and crunchy cheese sticks pair beautifully with our PICS Marinara Sauce. 

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip: This dip is nothing short of mind-blowing! Pair with PICS Tortilla chips.

Second Down: Entrees

Grilled Tex-Mex Wings: What’s football without the wings? You won’t fumble with the deliciousness of this recipe!

White Pizza with Sausage: This pizza is easy to tackle! Grab the ingredients on your next shopping trip.

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders: Your crew won’t resist diving into these sliders! 

White Bean, Chicken, & Beer Chili: Cold nights call for warm meals! This chili is filling and loaded with flavor.

Third Down: Desserts

Brookie Muffins: Can’t decide if you want a brownie or a cookie? Why not have both? Well, now you can with these Brookie Muffins!

Hot Chocolate Cookies: These cookies are not only very tasty, but also really cute! Make sure you take a picture of them before your guests dive in! 

Cannoli Dip: This dip is so good, you can just eat it with a spoon! However, make sure to grab PICS Graham Crackers to go along with this.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes: These little guys are sure to be a hit at your game day event!

Fourth Down: Drinks

Peach Paradise: If you are still relishing in the summertime heat, then this drink is for you! Fruity, sweet, and will make your tastebuds happy!

Minty Hot Chocolate: You know what would go well with this drink? The Hot Chocolate Cookie recipe above!

Pumpkin Shandy: What’s football without some drinks? This fall-themes beverage has all the fresh flavors of pumpkin, apple, orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Cucumber Mint- Mock-jitos: Celebrate your team with this alcohol-free beverage! Minty and refreshing.

Check out more recipes on our sites below:

Price Chopper Recipes

Price Chopper Ready

Price Chopper YouTube


Ellie Wilson


Honey is the sweet food made by honeybees, primary pollinators of 90+ food crops in the United States, and about 35% of foods grown globally. Bees are carefully managed and transported from farm to farm to ensure adequate pollination of the crop. In New York, that includes our famous apples! Bees and their important relationship with farming and food have been recognized for thousands of years – for example, there is evidence of bee keeping in ancient Egypt and Greece.

Bees visit thousands of flowers in their lifetimes. As they collect pollen and nectar, they also transfer grains of pollen, which ensures the plants can reproduce. The nectar is stored in the honeycomb, to be used as fuel to power flying and hive construction. Pollen grains provide protein, fats, and other nutrients to young bees. Bees are always busy, and the perpetual movement of their wings evaporates some of the water in the nectar, yielding the thickened, sweet honey, which also contains some vitamins, minerals, organic acids, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. They make more honey than they use, which is harvested by beekeepers that ensure the hive has everything needed to stay healthy and productive. That honey crop is filtered to remove bits of wax and bottled, ready for us to explore and enjoy!

Culinary and medicinal uses of honey are many, some rooted in tradition, such as sweetening tea and using as a cough remedy, and others gaining ground in modern studies and medicine. Like fine wine, honey can have flavor elements or “terroir” that come from the types of flowers they visited and other agricultural characteristics of the area they are from. A simple example, orange blossom honey is particular to honey produced near orange trees and is light-colored and fragrant. Buckwheat and avocado honeys are dark amber with a hint of molasses and have their own unique nutrient profile. Honey is produced all over the world, so the opportunity for different flavors, colors and health properties are diverse and may even be particular to a region. Manuka honey is only made by bees in New Zealand and Australia. That honey has well-studied anti-bacterial and antibiotic qualities. Research has shown certain types of honey aid in wound healing, and others have benefit as a supportive treatment for symptoms like dry mouth or mucositis in cancer treatment.

When it comes to cooking, honey is a culinary star! It can be used in place of white or brown sugar in most recipes, balances acid in vinegar-based dressings/pickling/or citrus glazes that make everything special. Honey also takes the sting out of spicy foods – which explains the hot honey culinary trend for chicken and anything else (sweet potatoes? Pork tenderloin?) you want to try. There are many wonderful combinations to explore – honey mustard, honey garlic, honey lime, honey butter, even honey harissa!

Whatever the source, pure honey is made sweeter by its many uses and its very compelling mandatory role in ensuring we have the foods we need and want to eat. Speaking of which, check out some of the recipes below – you are sure to find one that will help you put great on your plate!



Honey Board

Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Autumn is just around the corner, which signals the start of pumpkin and apple picking season! While this is a thrilling time, it also signifies that other fruits and vegetables are transitioning out of season, such as the delightful strawberry. Let’s take a deeper dive on the season of strawberries, and recipes you can make to ensure that these little fruits do not go to waste.

Peak strawberry season in the Northeast is late May to early July. However, different varieties of strawberries have different seasons. Yes, there are different types of these berries! This diversity allows you to savor the sweet delights of June-bearing strawberries during early summer picnics, transition to the ever-bearing strawberries for a late summer treat, and extend your strawberry indulgence into the crisp days of autumn with day-neutral varieties. Take a look below on these three types of strawberries.

  1. June-bearing Strawberries: June-bearing Strawberries, as their name implies, start ripening in the middle to late part of June. They are characterized by their larger size and longer lifespan compared to other strawberry varieties.
  2. Ever-bearing Strawberries: This type is prevalent in June and early fall. These are not as sweet as June-bearing Strawberries.
  3. Day-neutral Strawberries: Day-neutral Strawberries represent the final category and consistently produce berries throughout the summer and into the fall, maintaining a continuous yield.

Berry-good recipes you will love!

Bumbleberry Pie: A fresh mix of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries all baked in a warm pie? Who can say no? Try adding PICS Vanilla Ice Cream or PICS Whipped Cream to the pie.

Strawberry-Mango Salsa: This tropical dip will have your taste buds doing the salsa! Pair with PICS Tortilla Chips for the ultimate fiesta!

Strawberry Shortcake: Fresh berries & cream are a wonderful go-to on a Sunday morning!


Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

‘Tis the season for pumpkins, and that means it is time to start digging out the recipe books for your fall baking! While Price Chopper and Market 32 offer a variety of pumpkin puree, have you ever contemplated experimenting with a genuine pie pumpkin in your recipes? If this idea has crossed your mind, you might be seeking guidance on the proper approach. Fear not! We have some answers on which pumpkins to choose and proceeding steps.

Sugar Pumpkins:

Choosing the correct pumpkin is crucial. While those massive pumpkins you see outside our stores are perfect for carving scary faces, they are not ideal for baking. These pumpkins have a higher water content and are stringy inside. Sugar pumpkins are your go-to for baking. These pumpkins are much smaller, drier, and a deep orange color. Oh, and most importantly, they are very sweet which make them perfect for baking.

In addition to choosing a sugar pumpkin, you will want to ensure that the stem is very sturdy, intact, and dry. These pumpkins should be stored in a cool, dry place prior to baking. Avoid sugar pumpkins that appear to have rotting stems. 

Let’s Bake!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400°F.

Step 2: Cut sugar pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, and place on a sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Step 3: Allow the pumpkin to bake for approximately 35 – 40 minutes, noticing how the flesh naturally separates from the skin during this process. 

Step 4: Once baked, proceed to puree the flesh until it achieves a smooth consistency. 

Step 5: To keep the pumpkin puree fresh, store it in the refrigerator.

Super easy, right? Make baking this season a fun, beautiful memory.

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: This spice cake is sure to be a hit! 

Pumpkin Soup: Where are all the soup lovers out there? Try out this recipe today!

Pumpkin Cheesecake: Thanksgiving just got a whole lot sweeter! Your guests are sure to love this delicious recipe. 

Pumpkin Pie Roll-ups: With only seven ingredients, this recipe is easy, delicious, and full of flavor.


Mia Teal

Marketing Cordinator, Paid Media

Summer came and went in what seemed like a matter of seconds. The air is slowly starting to get cool, the leaves are turning all different shades of red and orange, and your student is beginning yet another school year. Fear not! Here at Price Chopper and Market 32, we want to make your back-to-school season a smooth transition. We have put together some lunch box essentials as well as some easy lunch recipes that your child will love! Take a look below.

Protein: Protein is essential for growing bodies and minds! Examples include chicken, turkey, eggs, peanut butter, and beans.

Whole Grains: Choose whole grain options like whole wheat bread, crackers, and wraps.

Produce: Eat the rainbow! To make eating fruits and veggies more fun, try having your student pair an apple or banana with peanut butter or carrots with ranch.

Snacks: There are so many options for snacks. Your student may enjoy yogurt, cheese sticks, peanut butter or cheese crackers, nuts, seeds, or granola bars. Additionally, having treats in moderation will also make lunchtime more fun. The possibilities here are endless! 

Drinks: Remember to include a bottle of water in your child’s lunchbox to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

A well-prepared lunch box sets the tone for a productive day of learning. By including a variety of nutrient-rich foods, you provide your child with the fuel they need to stay focused and engaged in their studies. Remember, variety is key—mix and match different food groups, flavors, and textures to keep lunchtime exciting and satisfying.

Check out some quick & easy snacks & meals!


Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Where are all the bacon lovers? Well, this one’s for you! Whether you enjoy eating strips of bacon or chopping it up for your omelet, there are so many ways you can cook with this delicious meat. Before we dive deeper, how well do you know your bacon? 

Bacon comes from the side or belly of a pig, and has been a staple for many years. While bacon is most commonly enjoyed at breakfast, people can enjoy bacon for lunch, dinner, or even dessert! Nowadays, there are many varieties of bacon, including thick sliced, center cut, lower sodium, maple flavored, or even turkey bacon. To browse all bacon options at Price Chopper and Market 32, click here!

You may be wondering what exactly turkey bacon is. Turkey bacon is ground up white and dark meat, specifically from the breast, thighs, or skin of a turkey. Be sure to check out our PICS turkey bacon!

Check out some mouth-watering bacon recipes below!

Grilled Chicken BLT with Basil Mayo: A class BLT favorite, but spice it up with some basil mayo!

Bacon, Tomato, & Mushroom Strata: A hearty breakfast that you are sure to love! Fresh and delicious ingredients all around.

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon-Maple Syrup: You’ve heard of chocolate chip pancakes or blueberry pancakes, but what about bacon pancakes? This is a must-try!

Smoky Grilled BBQ Salmon Salad: This salmon and bacon salad is loaded with veggies, which makes for the perfect summertime meal!




Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

August 22nd is World Plant Milk Day, and we are here to celebrate! There are many different types of plant milk that Price Chopper and Market 32 carry, including almond, cashew, oat, soy, and coconut milk. Additionally, we also carry non-dairy creamers, cheeses, yogurts, and ice creams that are sweet, creamy, and downright delicious! Let’s take a closer look at what is so special about plant-based milks.

You might question the choice of milk substitutes over traditional cow’s milk, but numerous factors contribute to the rise in popularity of plant-based milks. Individuals that have a vegan diet or those with a lactose intolerance find non-dairy alternatives essential. The best part is, there are many different options and flavors out there that will suit anyone’s needs and preferences.

Many people who do not experience a lactose intolerance may still choose plant-based milks for other reasons, including taste and environmental benefits. Plant-based milk could be favored over cow’s milk in preparations like smoothies and other recipes. Additionally, plant-based milk requires less land, less water, and produces fewer carbon emissions.

If you are interested in cooking or baking with a milk alternative, take a look below!

Instant Pot® Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Strawberry Sauce: This is a delectable dessert that combines the rich and velvety flavors of chocolate with the airy and delicate texture of a soufflé, topped with strawberry sauce.

Stuffed French Toast Rolls: Nothing beats French toast, but stuffed French toast? Now this is a recipe you must try!

Fruit & Baby Kale Smoothie: This smoothie is a popular choice for those seeking a convenient and delicious way to incorporate more fruits and leafy greens into their diet. 

Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus: A recipe so delicious, you’ll question if this is actually brownie batter!


Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

For this week’s #ChillinWithChopper theme, we are exploring the beauty of salad. Salads have truly evolved from simple side dishes to culinary delights. With a blend of fresh ingredients, imaginative combinations, and a dash of creativity, you can transform an ordinary salad to a wonderful, filling meal. 

Oftentimes, we may think of salads as being boring, but in reality, there are so many ways we can create a balanced, nourishing dish. What are we waiting for? Let’s build a salad together!

Step 1: Choose your base.

At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have so many options for your leafy greens. Try laying down either romaine, spinach, kale, arugula, or shredded lettuce. Better yet, try combining two or more to see how you like that!

Step 2: Throw in some fruits or veggies.

The options are endless here. Some produce to consider adding in include carrots, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, corn, avocado, olives, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, apples, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, and oranges. 

Step 3: Decide on a protein. 

To create a filling salad, we need to add in some protein. Options here include chicken, steak, ground turkey, deli meat, shrimp, salmon, hard boiled eggs, tofu, or tempeh. 

Step 4: Add in the fun stuff!

Similar to produce, there are so many options for this step. Try adding in cheese, bacon, beans, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, quinoa, rice, pasta, chickpeas, tortilla strips, or croutons.

Step 5: Let’s dress the salad! 

Price Chopper and Market 32 have so many salad dressings that you may have a difficult time picking one out! Some to consider include ranch, honey mustard, caesar, blue cheese, Italian, balsamic, raspberry vinaigrette, poppy seed, thousand island, and so much more. Additionally, we sell many varieties of low fat or fat free dressing.

Still need some inspiration? Check out a few salads below!

Rainbow Baby Greens Bowl: The name is fitting for this salad. With a variety of color and a ton of vegetables, this is the perfect summertime salad. 

Chicken Tender & Baby Kale Salad: If you have a picky eater in the house, then look no further. With freshly baked chicken tenders, vegetables for color, and bacon ranch dressing, this dish will be a new favorite!

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Chicken Salad: Talk about a filling salad! This one has all the finest ingredients to help fuel you throughout your day. 


Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

Week three of #ChillinWithChopper brings our focus to luscious, sweet fruits. Throughout history, fruits have played a crucial role in sustaining human life. Whether indulging in the sweetness of ripe berries or savoring the zesty kick of citrus fruits, the diverse flavors they provide are truly delightful. For those aiming to add more fruits to their diet, worry not, as we have you covered. Check out some of our tips below!

  1. Add fresh fruit slices to meals. It’s not as challenging as you might believe. If you like yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal, consider adding some berries to enhance the taste. For your lunchtime salad, try incorporating orange slices or watermelon chunks for a delightful twist. Moreover, there are numerous recipes that include fruits as ingredients, such as our Cranberry-Apple Stuffed Pork Chops.
  2. Try having fruit with each snack. Many peanut butter lovers will put peanut butter on their bananas or apples. Enjoying fruits with peanut butter not only enhances the taste but also balances the snack to keep you full and satisfied.
  3. Make a fruit smoothie. There are so many delicious ways you can make smoothies. Common fruits people add in are bananas, raspberries, kiwis, strawberries, and blueberries.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at some of our recipes!

Strawberry, Arugula, and Quinoa Salad with Asparagus & Feta: The perfect summertime salad is right here! Nothing beats fresh strawberries paired with feta cheese. 

Curried-Mango Fish: If you enjoy tilapia, then you must try this recipe!

Chocolaty-Orange Smoothie: This smoothie is a delightful and indulgent treat that combines the rich flavors of chocolate with the zesty tang of oranges!

Roasted Grape & Goat Cheese Bruschetta: This is a delightful and sophisticated appetizer that combines the sweet and savory flavors of roasted grapes and creamy goat cheese on a crispy baguette!