Guy Jones of Blooming Hill Farm Guy Jones started farming in the Hudson Valley in the early 1980s, not long after he gave up his storefront law office in Albany, New York. In the beginning, Blooming Hill sold vegetables at farmers markets locally and in New York City at the Union Square Greenmarket. Back then, the farm still grew a very wide variety of specialty organic produce – some of it strange and new even…

Looking for a fun day trip or weekend activity with family or friends? Celebrate quintessential summer days at a local county or state fair near you! From now through October, there are ferris wheels to be ridden, giant stuffed animals to be won, and outrageous fried food to be eaten. Check out some of the top fairs near NYC below and plan your trip today!   Ulster County Fair, NY 8/2 – 8/7 ulstercountyfair.com  …

Sam Wildfong of Obercreek Obercreek Farm is a certified organic farm located in Wappinger Falls, NY and has been in production since 2013. Obercreek grows diversified vegetables for its CSA, wholesale accounts in the Hudson Valley and New York City, farmers markets, and for its onsite farm stand. The farmers grow outside during the season and in four passive solar greenhouses year round. In addition to the vegetable production, Obercreek has a half-acre hop yard and a…

  Dear EscapeMakers — Thanks to all those who came out to our “Berry Jam” events at Union Square and the South Street Seaport! Presented by Amtrak, our Agritourism Pop-Up Shop is in full swing at Fulton Stall Market! Stop in to pick up for free info on great summer getaways or come to our tasting events on 7/24 and 8/14! Raise a brew and rejoice! We’ve teamed up with Heritage Radio Network’s show “Beer…

If you can not view this html email click here EscapeMaker offers getaway ideas within a few hours of New York City by car or by train with a focus on farms, wineries, distilleries, cider and brew trails and culinary tourism! Presented by Amtrak, the EscapeMaker.com Farm Escape Pop Up Shop, located inside the the historic Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport will be open to the public 7 days a week through…

EscapeMaker offers getaway ideas within a few hours of New York City by car or by train with a focus on farms, wineries, distilleries, cider and brew trails and culinary tourism! Presented by Amtrak, the EscapeMaker.com Farm Escape Pop Up Shop, located inside the the historic Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport will be open to the public 7 days a week through August! Visitors can pick up discounts on green travel, guides…

If you can not view this html email click here   Dear EscapeMakers — Summer means festivals and outdoor adventures galore! See below for escapes ideas off Amtrak’s routes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont! Plus, now you can get 20% off with the VisitVermont discount! For a list of AMTRAK packages, visit Vermont Tourism, click here! In addition, Amtrak has just launched limited bike service on the Vermonter line! 8TH ANNUAL CHEESEMAKERS FEST – July…

Elizabeth Ryan, producer of Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, is a renowned fruit grower and cider maker. Elizabeth bought Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County in 1984 and has since expanded to operate two more orchards. What started out as a roadside fruit stand selling fresh apples has evolved into the area’s most unique purveyor of local foods grown using sustainable farming practices. Stone Ridge Orchard is a 114-acre ecologically managed orchard in the Hudson Valley, which…

Amtrak.com If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Summer Getaway Ideas by Amtrak! Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Summer Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State! FOOD & WINE FEST! – June 25th-26th – Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey at the second annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival. You will be introduced to some of the…

If you can not view this html email click here Dear EscapeMakers – just a quick reminder about our next BERRY JAM! this Friday, June 24th at the Union Square GrowNYC Greenmarket, 10am-4pm! Pick up free info from us on where to go berry picking locally this summer! Our tourism partners include Vermont Tourism of Vermont and Dutchess Tourism, Westchester Tourism, Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes, Sullivan County Visitor’s Association and the Long Island…