Although the EscapeMaker berry-picking tours were canceled this year due to Covid-19, that doesn’t mean you can’t escape to the beautiful farms outside NYC this summer and pick berries on your own. Right now is prime strawberry season and soon the farms will be booming with blueberries, raspberries, cherries and more. Check out this list below of some berry-picking favorites and make plans to escape this weekend for some farm fresh fun. Please note that…

Photo above: Ramonita’s Restaurant In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets. Come out to Moore Street Market on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm! The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. The only remaining market structure from Fiorello La Guardia’s tenure as…

RETURN HOME WOMEN IN FOOD & FARMING FESTIVAL  May 8-9, 2021 May 8 –  LIVE Farmer’s Market May 9 – VIRTUAL Event On-Demand DIRECTIONS Stone Ridge Orchard. Only 2 hours from NYC. 3012 State Route 213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.   PARKING Parking is FREE. Everyone will be parking in the apple orchard. The field is approximately a 2-minute walk from parking areas. COVID-19 POLICIES Consumption of food and beverages are NOT PERMITTED in the…

  DIRECTIONS Stone Ridge Orchard. Only 2 hours from NYC. 3012 State Route 213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.   PARKING Everyone will be parking in the orchard. The field is approximately a 5-minute walk from parking areas. You may drop off your guests at the entrance, but you must park ASAP after that. COVID-19 POLICIES For eating BBQ or drinking cider, pods will spaced 10 ft apart in the field. Masks must be worn around…