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Issue 59, 2012



Apple cider, the hard way. by Steven Kolpan

Urban buzz: bees in the city. by Abby Luby

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week: the sequel


Editors’s letter: All dressed up.

Good stuff: NY bourbon; Cider Week; Nick Citera kudos; organic nuts; local yogurt; cheese awards.

Openings: Crimson Sparrow; Haymount House; Corsino Cakes; 52 Main; Le’ Express.

Events: September-November 12

Books: Greenhorns; NYC farmers; homemade pantry food; beef; greens cookbook; entertaining children 300 years ago.

Sustainable elements: Northwind Farms goes solar. by Abby Luby

Up close: Matt Hutchins of the Hop. a Valley Table interview

Up close: Newburgh Brewing Company. by Robin Cherry

Locally grown: High ttimes for garlic. by Keith Stewart

“Pick-Your-Own” farms in the Hudson Valley

Eating by the season: Honey. by Robin Cherry.



Lemony wild rice with greens, pine nuts and raisins (Nava Atlas/Wild About Greens)

Celery mostarda (Zack Pelaccio/Eat With Your Hands)

Sweet corn and jalapeno hushpuppies (Amy Lawton/Murray’s)

Honey ice cream (Marissa Sertich/Swift)

Northwind Farm Goes Solar

Despite leaps in agrarian technology, growing and raising food ultimately depends on soil, water and sunlight. At Northwind Farm in Tivoli, the sun is being put to another use: producing

High Times For Garlic

GARLIC IS OUR SIGNATURE CROP and it has been for 20 years. It is, to a large extent, the crop on which our farm’s identity and reputation rest. Because we

Celery Mostarda

By Zak Pelaccio Makes 2 to 3 cups Ingredients 5 dried red chiles, such as cayenne 1/2 cup local honey 2 tablespoons fish sauce 3 star anise 2 cloves 4

Sweet Corn and Jalapeño Hushpuppies

By Amy Lawton Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fine cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 3/4 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1 1/4 tsp salt

Honey Ice Cream

By Marissa Sertich Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 1 cup honey 12 egg yolks pinch salt makes 1 quart Method In a medium size mixing bowl,


WINNIE-THE-POOH GOT A BUM RAP. Although he may not have known it, the honey-loving “Bear of Very Little Brain” actually was following the lead of the Roman scholar Pliny the

Newburgh Brewing Company

IN THE WORDS OF GARRETT OLIVER, the award-winning brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, “If you’ve tasted only mass-market beer, I’m afraid you haven’t actually tasted beer at all. Real beer is

All Dressed Up

WE JUST RETURNED FROM AN ANNUAL shindig put on by one of our favorite farmers out in Orange County’s black dirt. In our experience, farmers, in general, tend to worry

Urban Buzz: Bees in the City

IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN PORT CHESTER in southern Westchester, the summer sun beats down on the black tar roof of Tarry Market on North Main Street. Just 500 feet

Apple Cider the Hard Way

HISTORICALLY, CIDER—THE HARD STUFF—is the alcoholic beverage of choice in the Hudson Valley; wine is a relative newcomer. In fact, from the founding of the Republic and until Prohibition became

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