As flight cancellations plagued international summer travel, many cooped-up locals took to the road and rails to explore, despite gas prices and fee surges. EscapeMaker.com, a veteran local travel marketer since 2000, rolled out its AR (Augmented Reality) development and content production services to its longtime agritourism, craft beverage, and special event clients this summer to help them get the edge on attracting their share of the increasing local travel market. EscapeMaker’s AR clients will

It’s almost fall, y’all! This quintessential New York season brims with changing leaves, steaming cider, crumbly donuts, and apple picking galore. There are endless farms and orchards that you can escape to from NYC, whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a relaxing weekend getaway. Check out the list below and make sure your next getaway includes a visit to one of these fabulous farms. U-PICK FARMS AROUND NYC Please note that hours,

Summer can’t come soon enough! Escape to the beautiful farms outside NYC this summer and pick fresh, local berries. Right now is prime strawberry season and soon the farms will be booming with blueberries, raspberries, cherries and more. Check out this list below of some berry-picking favorites and make plans to escape this weekend for some farm fresh fun. Please note that U-Pick is available at farms until the crop runs out, so please check

Photo above: Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING FARMS NEAR NYC ‘Tis the season for hot cider, warm fires, giving thanks and, of course, decking the halls. Don’t miss out on a favorite winter agritourism activity, cutting (or digging up to replant!) your own Christmas Tree. There are endless farms around NYC that are perfect for a pre-holiday day trip or weekend getaway. Check out a handful of our favorites

Above photo: Vermont Tourism Fiery leaves, crisp air, cozy sweaters, road trips….ah, the beauty of fall. There’s no better time to get out and explore the gorgeous regions around NYC. Grab your pals, pack up the car and escape for a day trip or weekend getaway to one of the endless agritourism destinations within reach. Don’t sleep on the endless breweries, vineyards and distilleries that dot the area! Sitting around a fire pit sipping a

Check out our latest Edible Installment featuring school chef George Edwards, farmer Cheryl Rogowski and Fulton Stall Market Advisor Bob Lewis! Learn about how Fulton Stall Market supports kids, farmers, local food and the community.

Join local tastemaker Jimmy Carbone as he chronicles the exciting recent history of New York State Craft Beverage and a new Hudson Valley sail freight project: The Schooner Apollonia. Their next docking date at Pier 16 to deliver goods to Fulton Stall Market is July 30th, so make sure you get your online order in ASAP! Order sail freight goods here by JULY 20th to pick up at the next docking on July 30th: //www.schoonerapollonia.com/dow…

Photo Credit: Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing From eating and drinking locally to sustainable farming to simply enjoying the great outdoors, there are so many ways we can travel and explore in an eco-friendly way across the region. Our environment is an ever-present topic and something we care deeply about, as agritourism is rooted in nature itself. We love to support partners with a focus on sustainability whenever possible and we know the rest of you

Learn about the history of Fulton Stall Market – once the annex to the famous Sloppy Louie’s Restaurant and the Fulton Ferry Hotel. Watch Fulton Stall Market Chef Paul Dorr recreate Louie’s famous Fish Stew recipe decades later in the same space that was once occupied by the restaurant. Recipe: Ciuppin di Pesce INGREDIENTS: 1 medium Carrot, sliced 2 medium Onions, sliced 1 clove Garlic 4 Tbsp Olive oil 3 lbs Fish in season, cooked

Above Photo: Terhune Orchards Even though summer seems to be passing by in the blink of an eye this time of year, there is still so much to see and do these final warm weekends of freedom! From farm dinners to alpaca visits to wine tasting to distillery tours, escape for a special agritourism weekend with family and friends before fall creeps in. Need some ideas? We got you. Visit Central New Jersey for farm