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: RubyFrost Background: 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s apple breeding program, RubyFrost apples reaching their peak flavor in the winter months. RubyFrost is an excellent choice for warm seasonal dishes, as well as an ideal baking apple thanks to its plump, luscious size….

Central New York serves up one of nature’s sweetest treats in syrups, sugars and more. Grab some off the shelf or see how its made at many farms across the region. Maple season takes place in New York State every March, so start making your plans for a Maple Weekend getaway to CNY! Get to know the Best in Fresh at http://www.cnyfresh.com  

The Everett family has been farming at Stone House Farm since 1964. Tim and Patti Everett took over the farm in 1986, and have been farming there ever since. While maple syrup production has been in the family for several generations, Tim and Patti have slowly expanded their maple syrup production each year since they have been here. They started selling maple products on the farm in 1994. In 2001, they decided to expand their…

(Photo Credit: Glorie Winery) (SPONSORED) Winter is the perfect time for a cozy glass of wine as you take in the magical winter wonderland vistas of the Hudson Valley. Just 60 miles north of New York City lies the gorgeous (and nearest wine region to the city in New York State) Shawangunk Wine Trail. Nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River, the trail features 14 member wineries, which are producing diverse and unique…

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: SnapDragon Background: A new New York apple characterized by “monster crunch.” One of its parents is the Honeycrisp, and you’ll love the spicy/sweet flavor. Along with RubyFrost®, SnapDragon is one of two exciting new apples that were 10 years in the making and developed by Cornell University’s…

The holiday season is upon us! And experiences as a gift are one of the best ways to show love and appreciation this time of year. For those who deserve a little extra rest, relaxation (and fun!) this year, consider the gift of an escape. Give the gift of adventure with an Upper Delaware guided fly fishing trip! The Baxter House in the Sullivan Catskills has been a landmark in Roscoe, aka “Trout Town U.S.A.”,…

The local apple orchards may be fruitless with changing leaves, but if you’re anything like us, you still have pounds of the delicious fall fruit on your counter, in your crisper and ready to be cooked, stored and eaten. So…what to do with them? The holidays are upon us and they’re calling for cakes, pies, cocktails, and more. So here are a few ideas to satisfy those apple cravings all through the holiday season, courtesy…

Join EscapeMaker for an event we’re producing in December in the Seaport District! Stock up on local food, winter provisions, holiday gifts and holiday cheer! NYCEDC Public Markets presents “Deck the Stalls,” a special outdoor holiday market on four Sundays: December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd! Fulton Stall Market hosts the series featuring live music, multi-cultural performances, locally made food, NY wine and craft beverages for sample and sale and a rotating lineup of guest…

Please your palate with farm fresh veggies, dairy, meat, and other specialties. Sullivan Catskills producers and chefs provide a savory way to enjoy better, healthier, and more appetizing meals in your kitchen or in a restaurant. Also, did you know Lonely Planet just named the Catskills one of the top regions to visit in 2019? We’ve been saying it for years, we’re so glad everyone else agrees! What are you waiting for? Make your escape….

  APPLE SPOTLIGHT: The EMPIRE APPLE! Dear EscapeMakers — We’re smack dab in the middle of the tastiest week all Fall! Find out about events all around the city during Cider Week NYC – November 2-11, 2018! Fall foliage is at its peak in the city but it’s not too late to head north through New York State to pick remaining apples off the trees, or buy apples from farm stores, or visit a cidery…