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Agribusiness Corp Receives Leadership Award

CITING HUDSON VALLEY AGRIBUSINESS Development Corporation’s “leadership and vision strengthening local agriculture,” Janet Crawshaw and Jerry Novesky, publishers of The Valley Table, present The Valley Table’s 2017 Farm-to-Table Leadership Award

Fishkill Farms Releases First Hard Cider Line

For the past eight years, Fishkill Farms owner Josh Morgenthau has carefully (and quietly) made his own small-batch hard cider out of nothing more than passion. “Cider making, to me,

Spice It Up

IN 2003, STACEY HAWKINS weighed almost 300 pounds. Overburdened with stress and tired of feeling mentally and physically out of shape, she decided to make changes in her diet. “I realized

Beer-Centric Fare

GET READY TO INDULGE in beer and food as comfortable as its pub-style atmosphere. The Culinary Institute of America has unveiled its newest pop-up restaurant on campus: the casual, craft beer-driven

Cream of the Cream

THE CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE, a national nonprofit family farming advocacy group, has named Hawthorne Valley Farm a pioneering biodynamic farm and education center based in Ghent (Columbia County), fifth on a


SALTY, SPICY, GARLICKY, HEALTHY—Kimchi has arrived in the Hudson Valley. Insook Cheon, of Insook’s Kimchee & Produce in Plattekill, and Heewon Marshall, of Newburgh’s newest hot spot, Seoul Kitchen, are

New Brew

CRAFT BEER LOVERS CAN NOW add Hudson Valley Brewery to their tasting-room sipping roster. The brewery, part of the restoration of an 1820s brick factory in Beacon’s east-end industrial district, started

Movin’ On Up

DONNA HAMMOND CHOSE TO RELOCATE her much-loved Hudson Street Cafe to a completely different venue when her lease expired late last year. The new spot—a busy, commercial stretch of Rt. 52

Speaking Easy

IF THE BULLROOM COCKTAIL lounge and restaurant had been open during Prohibition, it might have been the region’s best-kept secret. Red leather seats, a ritzy golden bar top and chandeliers overhead create

Farmland Gains

A 142-ACRE EASEMENT ON Windfall Farms, in the Town of Hamptonburgh, has helped raise the total number of protected farmland acres in Orange County to more than 6,000, according to

Put a Recork In It

HARVESTING REAL CORK FOR A multitude of purposes—from flooring and display boards to bottle stoppers—is a sustainable practice. The trees are not destroyed during the process; if the cork layer is

Every Little Bit

IN 2012, THEN 11-YEAR-OLD Devin Juros learned that 20 percent of the people in Westchester were struggling with food insecurity. He imagined creating a community garden solely to benefit those who couldn’t

Chef Jay’s Kittle Kitchen’s Grilled Cheese

By Jay Lippin / Photo by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 2 slices seven grain bread 1 ounce Kittle Kitchen Apple Cider-Mustard 1 ounce Béchamel sauce 2 ½ ounces Kittle Kitchen Bacon Jam

Say Pleasing Cheese

CHEESEMAKER COLIN MCGRATH has forged a successful career at Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie for more than 11 years. This past spring, he began offering cheeses under the McGrath Cheese Company

Elixir Fixers

GINGER IS AN ANCIENT SPICE that was, and still is, widely used for medicinal purposes, including aiding digestion, easing nausea and reducing inflammation. One Ulster County company is bringing ginger front

Brew Food

ONE OF THE HUDSON VALLEY’S pioneer craft breweries, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, is getting serious about food. Chef Joseph Smith, former Executive Chef at The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island,

Meaty Matters

Matt Campbell, owner/operator of Campbell Meats in Dobbs Ferry, was trained as a chef and worked at several Manhattan restaurants. He liked to spend time in the butcher shops in

High IQ Brew

NEW PALTZ’S OWN Smart Beer is New York’s first organic beer company. Within its first year of production, the company’s beers, which are physically brewed upstate in Saratoga Springs, already are

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