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Fighting and Farming for Food Equality

Revolution is based on land. land is the basis of all independence. land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality. —Malcolm X So begins Leah Penniman’s empowering guidebook, Farming

Farming for People

As a child in Italy, Fabio Chizzola went to the mountains each summer with his father, who cultivated a small plot of land there. “I never paid much attention to

Craft Can Art

The explosion in local craft beverages in the past few years has had ramifications in other industries, as well. Farmers, coopers, packagers and distributors are busy keeping up with demands

A Century of Growth at Adams Fairacre Farms

There’s not a trace left of Woodside Farm, the small patch of land on Cedar Avenue in Poughkeepsie that James Adamuccio purchased after he emigrated from Padula, Italy and settled

Kingston Duo: bluecashew Kitchen Homestead

“WE TOOK GARBAGE AND NAILED it to the wall.” That’s how J.T. McKay describes how he and Sean Nutley designed bluecashew Kitchen Homestead, their relocated and re-imagined retail and cooking demonstration

Eating Art: The Twisted Oak

IT’S ABOUT 10PM ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  Chef Michael Cutney has just finished cooking for a packed house at The Twisted Oak on Main Street in Tarrytown. He’s sitting down

Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Tasting Notes

Glorie Farm Winery 2016 Tart cranberry and pomegranate, cooked herbs and more than a hint of citrus peel lead to a charming, spicy, green herbs-and-pepper finish, with a lingering, gentle tannin.

Cab Franc, Frankly

CONVERSATIONS WITH WINE LOVERS INEVITABLY include discussion of terroir, a French term that generally refers to how the environmental elements in which a wine is produced affect the character of

Eat Lamb Now

WHEN THE FORECAST CALLS FOR SNOW, it’s time to put lamb on the table. Braised, slow-roasted or seared over a hot fire until the fat glistens, earthy and rich, with

Barbara Masterson: Farmworkers

Barbara Masterson’s plein air landscapes have been shown in galleries, museums and other venues throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond for more than 20 years. In 2015, the retired art

In Defense of Cream

The friendly cow all red and white I love with all my heart: She gives me cream with all her might, To eat with apple-tart. —Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Cow,”

Cider Craft

WHILE MOST INDUSTRIES CAN ONLY DREAM about triple-digit growth, one segment of the Hudson Valley economy—craft beverages—has grown to a degree rarely seen in any sector. One segment of the

A Day at the Farm

The premier Hudson Valley dining event of the year, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW), is made possible by a group of influential leaders in the regional farm-to-table/eat local movement, who