Thank you to the hundreds of people who entered our Dutchess Farm Fresh Tour raffle during yesterday’s Metro-North Getaway Day at Grand Central Terminal! We loved meeting you all and we hope to see you again soon. See below for the winning ticket and let us know if you are the winner at info@escapemaker.com. WINNING TICKET: 0009566    

When Memorial Day comes around each May, the excitement is palpable. Summer is here and our lists of plans and dreams for the warm months ahead bounce from pool parties to vacations to summer Fridays to sandy beaches and BBQs with friends. But the true meaning of the holiday is sometimes buried by the summer season kick-off. This Memorial Day, take some extra time to remember those who have selflessly served their nation, those whose…

From quick trips to the Hudson Valley to a leisurely road trip far upstate, the options are endless around here when it comes to finding beautiful vineyards and amazing wine. Particularly this time of year, these weekend getaways are filled with sunshine, surrounded by colorful blossoms, and doused in rich, local wine. The perfect relaxing, yet adventurous (and oh-so-delicious) escape awaits! For the car-less traveler, one of the most convenient getaways comes in the form of…

After what has felt like the world’s longest winter, we are so excited that SPRING IS FINALLY SPRINGING! Trees are budding, birds are chirping (and we’re not talking about pigeons!), flowers are poking up out of the ground, and the farms are preparing for the warm arrival of fresh produce and fur babies. There are endless festivals, special events, and locavore celebrations just outside NYC this season, so pull out your calendars and save the…

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. Weekend activities include tours, pancake breakfasts, shopping and, of course, tasting. These weeks are absolute treats for the whole family! So mark your calendars for March 17-18 and March 24-25 and make your escape up to one (or several) of these sweet destinations. Need a ride? Download the ReachNow app, grab a…

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that by the time we’ve endured the long and frigid month of January, we NEED A VACATION! Even if we’re still shivering into February across the Northeast, there are so many warm and cozy getaways just a short train ride or road trip away. If you’re anything like us, you might agree that Valentine’s Day in and around NYC is (ahem) overrated. The crowds, the…

Happy New Year, EscapeMakers! This time every year, we tend to reflect on our health and self, often looking for a detox of some sort to bounce back after the hectic holiday season. Whether you’re participating in a dry January, committing to a new diet or exercise routine, challenging your mind to explore new ideologies, or simply focusing on better mental health for the new year, we’ve come up with some gorgeous and relaxing wellness…

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…

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….