Dear EscapeMakers — Join us for the Ithaca Craft Beverage Festival on Sunday, June 9th from 11am-5pm, presented by VisitIthaca.com! Fulton Stall Market hosts our event in conjunction with their usual Sunday outdoor market. The event features live music, local food, and craft beverages for sample and sale, such as cider, wine, beer, and distilled spirits. These items are made locally from the area known for its farm-to-fork scene, craft beverage trails, outdoor recreation and…

Dear EscapeMakers — Rock, formal, native, rose, peony, ornamental — whatever garden passion, the beauty and aroma of diverse gardens can be found in Somerset County, NJ! The County is home to five renowned garden experiences for you to explore. Plan a visit to Duke Farms, Leonard J. Buck Garden, Peony’s Envy, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden or Hidden Spring Lavender. Gardens Getaways are ideal during Spring and Summer when many plants…

Dear EscapeMakers – Fat Apple Farm presents its 2nd Annual Spring Celebration Weekend on Saturday, May 25th-Sunday May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend)! Book an all-inclusive overnight Hudson Valley escape on the farm (located in Columbia County — only 2 hours from NYC) for only $150/per person. Enjoy the fresh air, delicious food and the breathtaking bucolic views! Your ticket includes a farm and forage walking tour, floral workshop, butchering demo, delicious farm-to-table dinner feast featuring…

Spring has sprung and with it comes celebrations of gorgeous spring produce and heading outdoors for the foreseeable future! Check out this festive list of agritourism experiences happening just outside New York City all spring long, from wine tastings to floral workshops to farm-to-table meals! Start planning your next weekend getaway ASAP. 27th Annual Wine & Herb Festival: The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes invites you to get your garden started early!…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BROOKLYN, NY March 28, 2019 Now in its third year running the popular Farm Fresh Tours in Dutchess County, EscapeMaker.com is offering new farm and winery excursions via Metro-North Railroad and direct bus from NYC. EscapeMaker.com, New York’s guide to local farm escapes and weekend getaways since 2000, presents its third year of farm, food and craft beverage tours in the Hudson Valley’s Dutchess County. The EscapeMaker team will continue its…

Here at EscapeMaker, we are on a mission to connect all you adventurous, curious, farm- and food-loving travelers to unique local experiences. We’re here to open your eyes to the herculean effort that goes into getting those fresh apples into your farmers market tote, or crafting that crisp, hoppy pint of beer in your hand. In our new “Escape to the Maker” series, we hope you’ll take time to learn a little bit more about…

Here at EscapeMaker, we are on a mission to connect all you adventurous, curious, farm- and food-loving travelers to unique local experiences. We’re here to open your eyes to the herculean effort that goes into getting those fresh apples into your farmers market tote, or crafting that crisp, hoppy pint of beer in your hand. In our new “Escape to the Maker” series, we hope you’ll take time to learn a little bit more about…

New York apples are delicious all year long! Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Golden Delicious Background: Ever hear that Golden Delicious is the yellow cousin of the popular Red Delicious apple? Actually, they are related in name only, but this honey sweet apple is a special treat all on its own. Characteristics: Mild, sweet flavor; Juicy; Crisp, light yellow flesh….

It’s that time of year when we start to feel a sense of hope that spring is, in fact, around the corner. And with spring comes so many sweet weekend getaway opportunities! Every March, maple farms across New York State invite visitors to their sugar houses to see for themselves how local, pure maple syrup is made for annual ‘Maple Weekends‘. Weekend activities include tours, pancake breakfasts, shopping and, of course, tasting. These weeks are…

Fall may be known for apple picking, but there’s nothing like a warm cider donut and cold pint of hard cider in the dead of winter! All of these cider-makers (and so many more) have fabulous farms and cozy tasting rooms that you can visit for a day trip or weekend getaway all year long. Check out a few of our favorite New York Ciders that you can visit in person below.   Brooklyn Cider…