#BaconBash @ocfarmers

2016-09-15_12-44-54SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 20162:00 PM 6:00 PM

The Hudson Valley’s biggest Bacon Bash, a family-friendly event, is coming to the Orange County Farmers Museum in Montgomery!

This year’s event is to be held at the scenic and historical Orange County Farmer’s Museum in Montgomery NY. Included in your ticket will be a complimentary tour of the Farmer’s Museum.

This year there will be more Bacon themed vendors and plenty of parking. We have invited some of the best Bacon chefs and their amazingly delicious bacon dishes.  You can expect heavenly Bacon creations like Bacon on a Stick, Bacon Rolled Sausage and Meatballs, and Duck, Veal, and Pepper Bacon to sweet creations like Bacon Maple Cupcakes and Chocolate Covered Bacon served in many different ways!!

Plus come check out our amazing Craft Brews and refreshing beverages. This is a family friendly event and there will be tons to do!  We will also be having amazing music, games, and tons of interaction for the Bacon loving crowd. Check out our ticket options and we will see you at the Hudson Valley Bacon Bash!!!


@NYSheepWool Festival Returns to @dutchessfair


Oct. 15 &16

Start your holiday shopping early; see who the talented vendors and exhibitors are! Be inspired by many demos, hear authors talk & sign your book. Shop for crafts, watch a fashion show & eat your favorite food while enjoying entertainment. Are you a knitter? Learn a new skill at 30 workshops. You be the judge of friendly competitions in knitting, crocheting, hand spinning, & wool combing. Kids love watching the Mad Science Show, The Herding Dog and Canine Frisbee demos, and the Leaping Llama Contest.


taste-todd-hillThrough October 16, 2016

Fridays and Sundays

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill is an exciting new destination and an opportunity to enjoy locally produced agricultural products!

Located at the historic Todd Hill Service Station on the Taconic State Parkway one mile south of Route 55, the Taste NY Market is a destination where motorists can stop for affordable food and beverages, and where commuters and local residents can purchase healthy ingredients for home cooked meals. It provides a showcase for local farms to highlight selected products, as CCEDC is working with local farmers to encourage new business growth throughout the area, sourcing products for the Market from New York farms, restaurants and small businesses.

Inside the year-round market, locally produced products include milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, juice, ice cream, pastries, granola, and apple cider. Pantry items include maple syrup, honey, jam, fruit sauces, pickles, salsa and tomato sauce. Frozen products include farm-raised beef, lamb, pork and poultry items. Artisanal inventory changes periodically.

Outside, seasonally, a Farmers’ Market will open Friday and Sunday afternoons, June through October, to provide additional delicious fresh produce and a variety of other farm products.

The Market is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County through a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The state’s Taste NY program is opening up new markets for local farmers, beverage producers and other merchants.

If you’re a New York State agricultural producer interested in selling your products at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, call Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County at 845-677-8223 ext. 115 or email : TasteNYToddHill@cornell.edu.



@NY_Resident Escapes to #HudsonNY

hudsonny_lrThe September issue of RESIDENT magazine highlights the historic Hudson district.

Historic homes and buildings characterize Hudson, New York where you will enjoy multiple gourmet food options and markets. The countryside along the Hudson River in Columbia County offers endless options to enjoy your getaway. From hiking, boating, fishing, to soaking up the beautiful fall foliage, dining, entertainment, and shopping- your days will thrive with adventure and you will want to stay an extra day. Here is a guide to plan your weekend getaway or summer vacation in Hudson.

The charming Barlow Hotel was originally built in the 1800’s and later expanded in 1924 and is centrally located on Warren Street, about a 20 minute walk from the train station, and short walking distance to just about everything Hudson has to offer. While staying at the hotel enjoy Barlow Privileges which is a discount program, where they hand picked a variety of the best restaurants, shops, and galleries.

The pet friendly St. Charles Hotel is at the heart of the Hudson Valley and has a history dating back 139 years. Situated in a red brick Victorian building it is a short distance from Warren Street, home to many shops and restaurants.

If you’re into antiques, vintage finds, shopping, entertainment, and dining you’re in the right place with plenty of options to find vintage treasure and delectable food.

Farm to Glass Wine Tours
A spirited tour filled with tasting and fun. Along the way, there are three stops and tastings, where you will learn about the craft and history of the wine. Drink right from the barrel and watch the mash brew! The tour includes seasonal cocktails, locally grown provisions for lunch, snacks, and a souvenir wine tasting glass. Your tour will start at 10:30AM at the Hudson Valley Train Station with stops at three different venues and end by 4:00PM. farmtoglasstours.com

Hudson Home
Hudson Home on Warren Street showcases wonderful findings of new and vintage furniture. Amongst their treasures you will find include artwork, bed linens, tableware, candles, custom upholstery, and more. Founded by Richard Bodin and Greg Feller, they both love history and express their creativity through their merchandise. Store hours are from 11-5 Sunday to Thursday and 11-6 Friday, Saturday.


If you wanna sing out, sing out


Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences.

Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY.  To receive additional information and/or to schedule a time for an audition, contact Jeanne Wygant at JeanneWygant@optonline.net  or call (914) 478-0074.

Maestro Ira Spaulding, the Chorale’s Music Director, is a choral conductor, singer and choral master class instructor whose career spans 36 years of performance in more than 60 countries.  He is currently Professor of Vocal and Choral Music at City College of New York and maintains a career abroad as a singer and conductor.  The chorus’ Accompanist/Assistant Music Director, David Baranowski, is a household name to choral singers in the Westchester area due to his virtuosity on piano, keyboard, organ and harpsichord.


And …. Jump

saugerties1milliongrandprix-87146a07HITS ON THE HUDSON PRESENTS HORSE SHOWS 2016

HITS on the Hudson welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley.

September 7-11 with HITS Championship Week featuring the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, September 11

@BakerRes Prepares to Release New Townhome Phase as Sales Flourish at @MapleFieldsNY in Orange County, NY


Maple Fields, the collection of three-bedroom townhomes in Orange County’s Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Sales at Maple Fields show no sign of slowing down and with the busy fall selling season fast approaching, developer Baker Residential is fully prepared for the expected increase in buyer demand.

The homebuilder just released a new phase of three-bedroom townhomes at the collection of 196 residences shortly, providing even more young families the opportunity to receive affordable homeownership in a highly desirable suburban location in the Orange County, N.Y. City of Middletown.  The soon-to-be-released residences will be delivered as Maple Fields soars past the 60% sold mark.

Included in the new phase will be each of the community’s spacious floorplans, priced from $272,400. Homes range in size from 2,274 to 2,329 square-feet of living space and provide a long list of upgrades in the purchase price.  Buyers receive designer finishes, including 2 ¼” prefinished hardwood flooring on the first floor, gourmet-inspired kitchens with breakfast nooks, stainless steel kitchen appliances including the refrigerator, attached two-car garages, finished basement, and washer and dryer.

Earlier this summer, Baker Residential released a limited number of premium homesites which have been met with tremendous interest.   Located on the community’s eastern edge, the lots back directly up to a wooded 13 acre-plus conservation area that has been dedicated and can never be disturbed.  The townhomes also offer expanded decks and walkout basements to fully embrace the special suburban setting.  A limited number of these select residences still remain, priced from $281,900,

Homes at Maple Fields are perfectly complimented by on-site recreational amenities to complete the idyllic lifestyle at the community. Residents have access to a community clubhouse, tot lot, 1/2 basketball court and a sparkling outdoor pool which is now open.

When not enjoying the well-rounded environment at Maple Fields, homeowners can bask in the beauty of the community’s location with Middletown’s scenic rolling hills, heavily wooded terrain and tremendous open space creating the perfect suburban oasis.

Maple Fields’ combination of a close-knit, country-like neighborhood environment and affordably-priced homes filled with numerous upscale appointments has drawn many young homebuyers priced out of northern New Jersey and New York City, but seeking to remain near major business and entertainment centers.  The community is within close proximity to Route 17, Route 84, the New York State Thruway and express buses and trains into Manhattan.

The Maple Fields sales office is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information on the community, please call 914-461-9208 or visit www.maple-fields.com.  You can also find Maple Fields on Facebook, on Twitter, or read more about the community on the community blog.

About Baker Residential

Baker Residential, a White Plains. N.Y.-based family owned and operated real estate concern, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.  The company was formed five decades ago based on a commitment to quality, excellent personalized customer service and creativity in each home design.  This mindset has enabled the company to create hundreds of new home communities of great distinction and uniqueness that are home to thousands of families in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the Carolinas.

Homes themselves provide “A Difference You Can See” with everlasting value thanks to attention-to-detail, high quality materials, fine craftsmanship and a long roster of standard designer interior features and finishes.  Distinctive exterior architectural details on each Baker residence creates streetscape of great variety and flair with ample sidewalks and lush landscaping to provide a welcoming environment.


Get Crafty This Weekend

2016-08-30_13-25-17The Hudson Valley’s premier art & crafts show takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz NY.

Since our first show Labor Day Weekend, 1982 —the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair has attracted the finest artists and craftspeople from across the United States, and has become “a destination” for the discerning collector of quality art and fine crafts.

At the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair you can experience one of America’s largest variety of art & craft demonstrations, be entertained by the best regionally based musicians, as well as experience the very best the Hudson Valley has to offer in both New York State wines and locally produced handcrafted specialty foods.

The Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair – 35 years of the best and always getting better.