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….

Hikes in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes are absolutely breathtaking. Buttermilk Falls State Park is one of the most gorgeous. Enjoy blue skies and lush vegetation in the summer, fiery foliage in the fall, breathtaking snowy views in the winter, and blooming, fragrant beauty in the spring. Make a weekend getaway out of your inspiration for a hike and take advantage of all that Ithaca and Tompkins County has to offer. Spend a sunny day…

In many ways, Critz Farms hard cider took more than a century to get here. Matthew and Juanita Critz use an antique apple press, name the ciders in tribute to their farm’s 200-year history and use hops with roots in the 1800s. It’s all about taking time at Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Co. Matthew spent five years perfecting his award-winning ciders made from carefully selected and locally sourced apples – many from their own…

The Sullivan Catskills are filled with refreshing beverages! Fall and winter seasons are perfect for planning a cozy weekend getaway spent indoors around fires, warm food, live music, friends and a tall one. Plan your escape to some of the amazing breweries featured in this video: Roscoe Beer Company, The Catskill Brewery and the Callicoon Brewing Company. Make a craft beverage weekend out of it and visit some of the fabulous brewers, distillers, vintners and…

Take any road through Dutchess County, head in any direction, and eventually, you’ll pass a farm. More likely, several. Agriculture is a driving economic force in the Hudson Valley, and a way of life. To get the complete Hudson Valley Farm Fresh experience, avail yourself of the many opportunities to enjoy its bounty. Many family-owned farms welcome you to pick-your-own produce, make purchases from their farm stands, or join them during family-oriented festivals. Vineyards will…

In Letters to a Young Farmer, the first book from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Westchester County, some of the most influential farmers, writers and leaders of our time share their wisdom and insight in an anthology of 36 essays and letters. Stone Barns’ seeds were planted in the 1990s by the Rockefeller family, together with conservation planners, organic farmers and many others who came together to set a common vision and…

Head up to the Great Western Catskills in Delaware County for the 6th Annual Bovina Open Barn & Studio Tour. Meet the local artists, makers and farmers who make Bovina the perfect environment for creation and collaboration. Visit cometobovina.com to learn about the participating studios and farms, schedules and more. Video courtesy of Mark Foster of Foster Built Coffee. For more information on where to stay, eat and play while in the region, visit http://www.greatwesterncatskills.com.

Cows get the best care in Central New York, where the cream (and milk and cheese) rises to the top. Get dairy products right from the farm or at the counter of a country store. Want to find more of the freshest flavors in New York? Fresh fruits and veggies. Unique brews and goodies. Fantastic outdoor markets and food-focused festivals. Take your pick in Central New York, a fresh destination with an endless selection of…

It’s maple season, Escapemakers! When cold wintry days start to transform into spring, northeasterners know that this short and sweet (yes, pun intended) season is upon us. This rings especially true for the state of Vermont. Vermont maple syrup — rich in flavor, rich in heritage — is a signature agricultural product in the Green Mountain State. The sugar makers of Vermont care deeply for the high quality maple syrup products they create, building relationships…

On a chilly afternoon in late December in Sharon Springs, NY, a small upstate village located just 180 miles north of NYC, farmer Jay Lavery decided to spice up his daily barn chores at his Permaculture Inn farm. With his goats by his side and his broom in hand, Lavery performed a soon-t0-be-viral dance to Sia’s Cheap Thrills. What was meant as a light-hearted and fun shared video has not only brought smiles to over…