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Things the Valley is Famous For

Apples Apples and cider define a large part of Hudson Valley heritage. Until the 1930s, when Florida and California entrepreneurs began to market orange juice, people drank more cider than

Places We Love

Mohonk Mountain House The sprawling, Victorian-style Mohonk Mountain House is situated on 1,325 acres of wooded land beside a sparkling lake. Guests can kick back and take in the rugged

Cool Clubs

There’s a new entertaining model that’s catching on: the cookbook club. Like a book club, members choose a book, but instead of a novel it’s a cookbook from which each


Top Dog Perfection (n): 1. The state of being perfect. 2. A simple hot dog, split down the middle, grilled on both sides in a lightly toasted bun, topped with

Dinner on the Farm

Farm-to-table dining doesn’t always mean bringing the food off the farm. Some farms are welcoming diners to visit and enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Whether they’re partnering with local chefs

Hudson Valley Farms with Deep Roots

Farming has a 400-year heritage in the Hudson Valley.  Some of the oldest farms in the valley are  also some of the most innovative. Here, you’ll find one of the

Events We Love

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival One of the oldest food-centric celebrations in the Hudson Valley, this annual September event, held in Saugerties (Ulster County), consistently attracts garlic lovers from all over

Stuff We’ve Learned to Like

Some of the things we love about living and eating in the Hudson Valley: Every season brings new culinary discoveries. Oysters IT MAY BE HARD TO BELIEVE, but in the

All Meat, All Day, All Night

IT MIGHT SEEM UNLIKELY THAT offering fresh-cut meat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in quality-controlled vending machines would be the dream of a former vegan and vegetarian. But,

Stop and Smell the Rosés

ONCE CONSIDERED A LIGHTWEIGHT in the battle for consumer favor, rosé wines were habitually placed in the “casual summer wine” niche and taken about as seriously as sangria. In truth, however,

Cider, Slightly Red

AS SUMMER’S UNOFFICIAL WINE, rosé has grown steadily in popularity. Its fans include Angry Orchard head cider maker Ryan Burk and his team, who experimented for years with elements of the

What’s the Plan, Man?

EVAN AND EMILY WATSON’S JOURNEY into brewing began at a single-barrel nanobrewery in Fishkill. Their beers grew popular, despite the fact that they were available only at local farmers’ markets. In

Down on the Biodynamic Farm

THE HUDSON VALLEY IS KNOWN far and wide as a hub of world-class cheese production, and cheesemakers in the region have been busy throughout the spring season developing new cheeses to

Sticky in Beacon

MAIN STREET IN BEACON GOT a little sweeter—and a little stickier—now that Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company’s brick-and-mortar store has come to town. The confectionary company opened its own storefront in early

Pro Tips: Cookbooks That Aren’t

SOME FOLKS IN AND AROUND Beacon may remember Jennifer Clair’s popular, in-home cooking classes that brought together instruction in basic cooking techniques with local and seasonal products in a comfortable, noncompetitive

Consumer’s Guide to Compost

AS CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES become more conscious of the need to cut down on waste, “Put it in the compost” has become a household mantra. Compost is relatively easy to make,

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