Dear EscapeMakers – Tis’ the season to support independent makers, artists and artisans. Lucky for you, the Sullivan Catskills is a holiday shoppers dream come true! Plan a weekend shopping trip; make your list, check it twice. There’s something unique, one-of-a-kind, and made with local love waiting for you… The Farmhouse Project Pop-up Shop Friday-Sunday thru December 22 – 11am – 7pm Shop The Farmhouse Project Pop-Up Shop in Livingston Manor for their new winter…

Dear EscapeMakers — As Ithaca’s annual fall foliage display ends, it’s now time to begin planning that peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday rush. Plan to spend your holiday in a cozy home-away-from-home retreat, or wind-down before or after your typical celebrations by getting away. Either way, between the snow-blanketed hills, frozen waterfalls, and agriculinary-focused festivities, Ithaca is interesting all winter. Ithaca is quirky, and will happily admit to that. How…

Dear EscapeMakers – Take out your apron, dust off your rolling pin – it’s time to elevate your baking and cooking skills in the Sullivan Catskills! On Saturday, November 16, Red Barn Studio will host a Thanksgiving Pie Hands-On Baking Class at Henning’s Local. Learn how to perfect a flaky pie crust; you’ll be baking Double-Crusted Apple Pie, a Bourbon Pecan Pie and a Rich Chocolate Pie with Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Crumbs. This class…

  Dear EscapeMakers & Car-less Travelers — Late fall is the perfect time for a quick weekend getaway to a cozy B&B! The eco-friendly Croff House is a gorgeous Victorian inn circa 1875 and just 2.25 hours from NYC (walkable from the Amtrak station) and right in the heart of town! Let Innkeeper’s Russ & Duncan treat you to their delectable homemade breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients from the Hudson farmer’s market and local…

Dear EscapeMakers – Only 1 hour away from NYC, Central Jersey not only offers a plethora of farms and fall festivals to visit but also a booming craft beverage scene! Unleash your inner bootlegger or farmer and hop on over the Hudson River for a quick and affordable getaway! Check out the new Central Jersey Canal Region Map to help you design your own Central Jersey craft beverage tour, including stops at Sourland Mountain Spirits,…

Celebrate the history and vibrancy of NYC’s Public Markets and the Seaport at Fulton Stall Market’s festive October 22nd Tuesday “Market Taste & Talk” evening event, taking place from 6pm-8:30pm! Learn about NYC Public Markets history, sip New York State craft beverages, network with the community and enjoy unique nibbles and nosh from the producers at Essex, Arthur Ave., La Marqueta and Moore St. Markets! Vendors include: Riverdel Cheese Cornel’s Catering Maryam’s Yum Yum Turko’s…

Dear EscapeMakers — The fall is all about apples in New York State! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels than to talk about the ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check our “Apple Spotlight” on the “Gala” variety. A great choice for snacking, Gala is a variety developed in New Zealand. It’s got the mild…

Celebrate the history and continuing presence of NYC’s public markets and their unique local producers at the New York City Public Markets Festival! Visit the historic Seaport District on October 13th, November 3rd and December 8th! The 3 FREE market showcases take place on Sundays from 11am-5pm alongside Fulton Stall Market’s regular farmers market. Sign up for an escorted public market tour, experience live music and performances, sample and purchase the food and cultures of…

New Jersey is the Garden State for a reason. For more three centuries, the state’s fertile fields and valleys have fed America’s cities and armies. Indeed, Central Jersey was the site of the “forage wars” of the American Revolution, in which winning the loyalty of local farmers as a key to the American victory. Today Central Jersey’s farmers welcome millions of visitors from near and far to partake in the bounty—and fun—of harvest season. Just…

Fall Fun for Everyone! Dear EscapeMakers — Happy Fall Y’all! The days are getting shorter, the air a bit cooler, and very soon their Insta-worthy Fall foliage will emerge. From festivals to pumpkin parties, here are 12 ways to experience Fall in the Sullivan Catskills. Grab your calendar, reserve a room & escape for the weekend! They’re waiting for you! EXPLORE THE SULLIVAN CATSKILLS Follow at: 1. Sullivan Catskills Farm to Table Week September 20-29 2….