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The pace of life is laid back and soothing up here, with stunning natural beauty that's a perfect temporary or long term escape from the rat race. The Hudson Valley is as gorgeous as anywhere, with its rolling hills, majestic mountains and soulful, ever-changing river that once lured the artists of the Hudson River School.
Stone houses are dotted all over, punctuating the source of the valley’s finest foodstuffs: vineyards, farms, orchards and our fertile Black Dirt region. Our farms, although fewer than they once were, still offer up a cornucopia of edible delights. Our culinary heritage includes the crab, the shad, the sturgeon and the ugly but flavorful cider apple that is enjoying a resurgence.
We’re making a name for ourselves these days as producers of quality ciders, beers, wines and distilled spirits. We’re known for duck foie gras, quality charcuterie, mushrooms farmed and foraged both, other wild foraged foods, honey, maple syrup, artisan bakeries, cheeses from the milks of humanely raised herds. Some of our beef, pork and poultry raisers have been raising their animals naturally before anyone else was doing it. Our tomatoes, peppers, microgreens, fruit and myriad other produce have the vibrancy and clean, full flavor of the carefully tended and freshly picked.
Graduates from our Culinary Institute of America and other creative chefs and cooks make pilgrimages to our farmstands and farmers markets for the freshest, most in-season, raw materials of their craft and make it into something amazing and real. Let them share it with you and tell you their stories.
As people seek to find a sense of place through food, events like these are now common in towns and cities around the country (and the world). Tasting tours are the latest hit in a culinary tourism boom that is now an estimated $150 billion a year industry worldwide and ... [click here for more]