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Truth and Consequences

There are plenty of lessons to be learned from artist-turned-farmer Andy Brennan’s forthcoming Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living (Chelsea Green, 285 pages,

County Fair Time

There’s one summertime tradition you don’t want to miss. County Fairs bring entertainment and education together in a showplace for the region’s farmers and agricultural heritage. There’s something for everyone

Saintly Cheese

Up in Stephentown (Rensselaer County), a small but mighty team of ambitious cheesemakers (make that cheeselovers) had dreams of someday owning a creamery of their own. And by golly, they

Life is Just a Glass of Cherries

From pies and jams to cherry balsamic short ribs—cherry season inspires creativity in commercial and home kitchens alike throughout the Hudson Valley. The taste of those succulent orbs just says

Greener Microgreens

Michael McDonough’s Tongore Brook Farm, a small, family-owned farm in Stone Ridge (Ulster County) is as green as they come. Solar and geothermal energy power the greenhouse where certified organic

Cider for Summer

There will be plenty to party about during this year’s Cider Week Hudson Valley, a 10-day celebration that kicks off Friday, June 7 and runs through Sunday, June 16. New

CBD: Natural Healing Elixir or Just Snake Oil?

Move over kombucha, there’s a new health trend in town, and it’s becoming just as famous. Cannabidiol (CBD), an oil derived from the cannabis plant (marijuana), has cropped up in

Reinventing Road Food

RICHARD AND MARY ANNE ERICKSON’S Blue Mountain Bistro sat at the intersection of the Glasco Turnpike and Rt. 212 in the middle of nowhere on the back way to Woodstock

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

Groceries Hit the Road

“Desert” is not a word that usually comes to mind when describing the Hudson Valley’s extraordinary landscape of panoramic river views, grazing cows and verdant orchards. Yet, parts of many

Taking Dumplings To New Heights

A DESIRE TO SHARE A TASTE of home with others inspired chef Yangji Lama and his wife Karma to make and sell momos homemade Himalayan dumplings—to the public, or at

Winter Market Finds

Catskill Provisions Chocolate Honey Truffles, Honey Whiskey Truffles These decadent, handcrafted chocolate truffles, infused with local raw wildflower honey, make any party or gathering something special. Catskill Provisions’ owner Clair

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!