Join us May 8th & 9th, 2021 (Mother’s Day Weekend) for the Women in Food & Farming Festival at Stone Ridge Orchard in the Hudson Valley – 2 hours outside of New York City. SHOP, TASTE & LEARN! Sat., May 8: Shop 25+ vendors in a live farmers market with locally made handcrafted and artisanal food and products; local bread, hard cider, cakes, fruit loaves, granola, apples, apple sauce, jams  & spreads, brittle, honey, maple,…

Above photo: Nina White, Farmer & Master Baker at Bobolink Dairy Farm & Bakehouse As a business founded and run by women for 20+ years, nothing brings us greater joy than celebrating the many other successful women-led businesses that surround us. This Women’s History Month, we wanted to share some exciting news, upcoming events and ideas for how to support and celebrate the women in food, farming and agritourism in the region. Thanks to the…

Above photo: visitithaca.com We’re cold, we’re cooped up, we’re worn out….who else needs a change of scenery this winter? Clear your head, reset your relationships, escape the noise, and breathe in some fresh air! Surprise your loved ones with a romantic (and socially distanced) escape for Valentine’s Day and reenergize in the beautiful, snowy outdoors. Need a couple ideas? Look no further. Embark on a craft beverage journey through the Sullivan Catskills! Travel through the countryside…

Above photo: Eve’s Cidery 2020 has sure been a wild ride. The holiday season is looking a little different this year, as we all know. But long after Small Business Saturday has passed, as we close out the new year and embark upon a new 2021 chapter, we encourage you to continue supporting the small local businesses, farmers, producers, and craft beverage makers who have kept you fed, happy, and well all year long. They…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2020 — New York, NY Fulton Stall Market and EscapeMaker.com Awarded USDA Grant to Increase Access to Locally Grown Food Products in New York City and Promote Regional Agritourism New York City area residents and workers can look forward to expanded online access to locally grown and produced foods from New York farmers and other regional producers and opportunities to learn about and visit local farmers and producers virtually, thanks to a…

Dear EscapeMakers — It’s the most beautiful time of the year! Whether you’ve been to Ithaca before, or have yet to visit, now is the time to explore! Constantly evolving, the Finger Lakes region always has new opportunities for you to experience. Fall Foliage at peak! There’s still time to catch the last leaf peeping in New York State! Due to the lakes themselves (heat retention and air flow), the Finger Lakes has a more…

Dear EscapeMakers — Fall has arrived at Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern with a NEW Fall Menu! Autumn is the season of harvest festivals, crisp morning air and of course spectacular foliage! Leaves are reaching peak color and apples and pumpkins are being gathered. These are just some of the amazing reasons to stay, dine, and celebrate in the Hudson Valley – only 2 hours from NYC! The Tavern at Diamond Mills welcomes Autumn with…

Join us for the 1st Annual “Pooches & Pumpkins” at Stone Ridge Orchard Bring the whole family, including your furry canine for a socially distanced and fresh-air filled day on the farm! And make sure you wear your Halloween costumes! Admission includes the following activities: Blanket Bingo Pumpkin Painting Storytime with children’s iconic literary costumed characters “Llama Llama”, “Curious George,” and the “Wild Thing” from Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” on stage for…

A lot of folks are wondering if New York’s annual traditional of picking apples in bucolic orchards among the fiery fall leaves and baked cider donuts is a safe activity for 2020. EscapeMaker founder & CEO Caylin Sanders joined Heritage Radio Network to answer that question. YES! Supporting local farms and farmers is so important right now, so as long as proper precautions (Wear a mask! Wash your hands! Social distance!) are taken, apple picking…

Crisp Starry Nights, Apple Picking Adventures, Winery Tours Fun Events are Happening at Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern! Dear EscapeMakers — Bask in the beauty of the changing foliage and enjoy special savings at Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern – only 2 hours from NYC! Whether you are searching for a safe, socially distanced, last-minute getaway to the Hudson Valley, a delightful waterfront dinner for two or planning a special event, Diamond Mills has something…