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Issue 78, 2017

Prospect Hill Celebrates 200 Years

THIS YEAR MARKS THE BICENTENNIAL of Prospect Hill Orchards, one of the Hudson Valley’s oldest farms. The farm has been owned and operated by the Clarke family continuously since 1817,

Asian Fusion Fires Up in Milton

ROBERT POLLOCK, OWNER OF Henry’s at the Farm, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa and Frida’s Bakery & Café has added an Asian-fusion spot to his Village of Milton lineup. Blending

Historic Millerton Inn Gets a Facelift

PETER STEFANOPOULOS, owner of Yianni’s in Chatham, the Boat House in Connecticut and co-owner of Four Brothers Pizza, has unveiled his latest dining venture—this time featuring an 11-room inn upstairs.

Town Meets Country at The Amsterdam

HOUSED IN A RESTORED 1798 Dutch colonial home in Rhinebeck’s historic village center, The Amsterdam brings a touch of north Holland to the Hudson Valley just in time for warm-weather

What’s Old Is Old Again

Maybe there is a conjunction of some odd stars up in the heavens that’s sending some wacky vibrations our way, because lately I’ve been running into more then just a

Summer’s Hottest Local Cocktails

THERE IS JUST ONE WORD to describe summer time drinking: refreshment. Certainly, a cold pilsner works, as does a glass of chilled Riesling, but you needn’t drink the same old

The Green Onion

HILLARY LINDSAY GREW UP IN the heart of the Hudson Valley’s black dirt region, where she learned a core philosophy about food at an early age: Where it comes from

Nancy Fuller’s Farmhouse Rules

NANCY FULLER IS A RURAL COLUMBIA COUNTY farm girl who never strayed far from home. She was a farmer, then for 30 years a caterer. She is a self-described obsessive antique

Class in Session at McEnroe Organic Farm

ON A LATE SPRING DAY at McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton, students from Manhattan’s Columbia Secondary School stand huddled over rows of vibrant organic strawberry plants. “This is the BEST

Seeding Young Minds, School by School

AS ITS NAME IMPLIES, Hudson Valley Seed, a Beacon-based non-profit, works with seeds. Its most fertile plantings are not in the ground, however, but in the minds of young children.

The Local Stride to Sustainable Seafood

IN THE THROES OF POLLUTION and overfishing issues that have peaked over the past 50 years, today’s seafood industry has a less-than-stellar reputation. Hudson Valley Seafood Company, based in Central

Yogurt—As the Greeks Do It

THE EVER-SO-PETITE sweet Greek yogurt jars from Argyle Cheese Farmer are redefining grocery store Greek. Hand-crafted at the Randles’ family dairy farm that dates back to the 1860s, the New York

William Grant & Sons Buys Tuthilltown Spirits

THE SCOTTISH DISTILLING FIRM William Grant & Sons has purchased Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, marking the company’s first move into the American whiskey distilling sector. Citing the “authenticity” and quality

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