Thanks to everyone who came by at Union Square for our Farm Animal Calendar Distribution Day on December 1st! The winner of the 2018 Farm Fresh Getaway is ticket number #014351. Please contact us if you have the winning ticket at 877-997-2726. Thanks!

This time of year, I run into two cooking woes. 1) What to make when I’m too tired and lazy to chop and prep and use every one of my pots and pants, and 2) what’s a quick and easy bite to make/bring to one of the many holiday parties popping up on my calendar? This quick, easy, farm-fresh dish is the perfect solution to both! It takes 10 minutes, makes very little mess, and…

Dear EscapeMakers — Winter’s chill has finally made it to the Finger Lakes region, but Ithaca, NY is proud to offer a wealth of memorable food and farming-related events even in the colder months. Ithaca is never short on festivals, and winter is no exception – this year’s Ice Festival on December 9th will feature a Chowder Cook-off, and the weird and wonderful Rutabaga Curl at the Ithaca Farmers Market on December 16th is a…

It always feels like there is a very short period after that Thanksgiving feast where you can rest and fill up on detoxifying veggies and wholesome foods in preparation for the the onslaught of holiday cookies, cocktail hours, treats and sweets that descends upon you each December. I try to take advantage of the wintry assortment of vegetables the NYC Greenmarkets have to offer this time of year. My go-to dish is roasted root vegetables….

The holiday season has arrived and it’s time for giving, joy and festivities! There are tons of festivals and celebrations taking place just outside NYC this season. Spend a little extra quality time with your loved ones this year sipping cider and spirits, participating in icy competitions, shopping for local gifts, and more! Check out some of the featured events coming up in December and have yourself a merry little weekend getaway. Taste fresh Wassail…

Dear EscapeMakers — It’s Cyber Monday! Meet “Mr. December” – Rocky the Alpaca from Rosehaven Alpacas! Support deserving farmers and kids by purchasing our calendar featuring LOCAL agritourism: EscapeMaker’s 2018  Agritourism Ambassadors Calendar! The $20.00 LIMITED EDITION calendar features the animals you’ll meet when visiting New York & Vermont Greenmarket farmers & producers in person. Pre-purchase and pick up in Union Square on calendar distribution day on 12/1 or have it delivered direct. Make sure…

The Moore Tree Farm is a local family-owned business in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Located just ten miles north of Ithaca, New York or one hour south of Syracuse on Route 34, Moores’ has been a favorite Christmas tree source since 1978. In a region cited for its quality of life, natural beauty, abundant resources, and family values, Moore Tree Farm is one more good reason to value traditions in the heart of the Finger…

Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – Make memories and start new traditions – the Sullivan Catskills is a perfect escape for celebrating Thanksgiving. The Villa Roma Resort is offering an all-inclusive 3 night package with the 4th night free, and rooms are still available at The  DeBruce – one of the most popular places to stay and dine in the Catskill region.If you’re craving a more home-like experience, check out these amazing vacation…

I don’t know about you, but with the holidays creeping closer and closer, I’ve got dessert on the brain! After my plentiful and autumnal shopping trip to the Union Square Greenmarket last week (check out the Overnight Oats post for all the details), my pantry and fridge were still spilling over with Breezy Hill Orchard apples and cranberries and Greenmarket Grains Project rolled oats. So I created a “part 2 recipe” from those leftover ingredients. A…

Hey, EscapeMakers! These past few summer/fall seasons, our team has had the privilege of posting up in the Greenmarkets across NYC and chatting with all of you about farm escapes, green travel, weekend getaways and more. We absolutely love hearing from you and getting your feedback on what you’re searching for when it comes to the perfect escape. After having several people come to us with specific inquiries about local destinations that were wheelchair accessible…