Above photo: Eve’s Cidery
2020 has sure been a wild ride. The holiday season is looking a little different this year, as we all know. But long after Small Business Saturday has passed, as we close out the new year and embark upon a new 2021 chapter, we encourage you to continue supporting the small local businesses, farmers, producers, and craft beverage makers who have kept you fed, happy, and well all year long. They need your support! Perfect for last minute gift ideas, holiday meal planning, new year indulging and simply treating yourself, check out some special ways you can support the folks surrounding NYC as we say goodbye to 2020.
Catskill Brewery: Support this Sullivan Catskills gem when you snag the seasonal Spiced Winter Ale from Catskill Brewery! This beer is a winter warmer brewed with English malts, co-fermented with a Kviek yeast and house Freak Tractor yeast, and spiced with allspice, clove, star anise, vanilla, and orange peel. Stop by the Brewery before it is gone!
Finger Lakes Cider: Pour yourself a glass of the Finger Lakes in person or at home! With 10 craft cideries within a 30 miles radio (the highest density of craft ciderines in NY state), visit Ithaca for the cider goods! All 10 cideries have their products online – check them out here.
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern: Ring in 2021 with a 3-night weekend stay in quaint Saugerties at Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern. Indulge in a festive all-inclusive package including 3 nights in a King Deluxe rooms, dinner for two on New Years Eve with champagne toast, Brunch on New Years Day & a special 3 Course dinner on New Years Day all for just $975!
Dogwood Farms: This farm (new location in Liberty Corner) in Central New Jersey, has an online store that offers delicious gift boxes for delivery or pick-up, such Pasta Night Box, Brunch in a Box, and Hot Sauce Box featuring Bloody Mary mix, pasta sauces, and salsas made with Dogwood’s organically grown tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Check out some other great ways to support local in Central New Jersey here.
Stone Ridge Orchard: Shop local straight from the farm. Visit this Hudson Valley treasure (just 2 hours from NYC) for fresh air, wood-fired pizza, boozy hot cider, and sweet handmade treats!
Nine Pin Cider: Drink local with a festive cocktail! Create a DIY cocktail kit with delicious, local craft beverage. Gather up the ingredients for the this Nine Pin Cranberry Punch, wrap it up with a bow, and share it with family, friends, co-workers, & neighbors all winter long!⠀
The Shawagunk Wine Trail: Treat family and friends to some Saturday Sips at Robibero Winery on the Hudson Valley’s Shawagunk Wine Trail. Enjoy a spacious, covered, heated deck while enjoying the views of the snow-covered vineyard. Wine tastings available — or check out online delivery for your far away loved ones!