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19 Mount Beacon 21 OUR FARMS: Pick-Your-Own Farms 25 THE LAND: About Apples 32 On Pumpkins 40 HOW TO: Apple Recipes 35 Pumpkin Recipes 43 EATING OUT: Under $10 Meals 51 LOCAL TOURS: Wine Country 60 Undercliff/Overcliff



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FALL COLORS French philosopher and author Albert Camus said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” New York’s spectacular display is one of the reasons this state has been called “America’s First Wilderness.”

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Mills-Norrie State Park and Esopus Island. Stroll under a canopy of colorful foliage on three separate nature trails that wind around vernal pools; all easy 1/2-mile hikes. One trail features a dramatic suspension bridge. Winding Brook Rd. off of Route 9W.


CRUISE The Hudson Hudson River Cruises, Kingston You can’t beat the “Leaf Peeper” Cruise from October 12 through October 31 that departs at 2:30pm from Kingston’s historic Rondout area. A two-hour relaxing water journey aboard the Rip


North/South Lake, Haines Falls North-South Lake is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary fall foliage and historical sites, such as: Alligator Rock, Kaaterskill Falls, and the former site of the Catskill Mountain House. Explore trails or take a row on the lake. 518-357-2289.

STROLL Nature Trails to the River Black Creek Preserve in Esopus, Esopus 130-acre Ulster County park with nature trails leading down to the Hudson River with views of


CLIMB or hike the Shawangunks Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner Those who wish to be overwhelmed and surrounded by fall’s color, West Trapps Trailhead offers an easy hike through the forest’s autumn abundance. Loop around beautiful trails, cliffs, and summits to view the surrounding countryside in all its colorful glory. Go to the Visitor Center for a pass and use West Trapps Trailhead Parking. Arrive early as the lot fills quickly. 845-255-0919;;


Van Winkle cruise boat gives a leisurely view of the dramatic array of fall colors flanking both sides of the River. For more information: 800-843-7472;


t’s all up to Mother Nature, but the brilliant oranges, bright yellows, golds, auburns, and flaming reds add the punch and pizzazz most leaf-peepers love—typically starting in late September and peaking in the second and third weeks of October in the upper Hudson Valley and Catskills. Peak color intensity averages about four days, so the most dazzling colors last about two weeks in each area. For a “Fall Color Report” call 800-225-5697.

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HIKE on trails & carriage ways

SEE the panoramic views

Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz Hike on trails and carriage ways through a colorful dramatic display perfect for passionate peepers. The dense hardwood forest showcases spectacular fall hues and encases two lakes located in the Shawangunk Mountain ridge. The terrain is rugged and rocky with clear streams cutting into valleys, chiseling cliffs and swelling into cascading waterfalls. Open year round from 9am to varied closing times; call for closing times. Route 44/55, New Paltz. 845-255-0752.

Sam’s Point Preserve, Ellenville Want to see an abundance of fall color all at once? Atop the sedimentary cliff of the highest point in the Shawangunk Mountains—at 2,255 feet—you’ll be privileged with the most amazing panoramic views of the colorful vistas of the Valley below. What’s more, you won’t have to climb up; you can also walk.

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BIKE the country roads

Country Roads Fall Foliage Bike Tour Perfect for those who want to be on the move while they enjoy the Valley’s color. Take any of four choice routes on uncrowded roads through the varied landscape of Ulster and Orange counties. Routes are tailored to ages and experience. Sunday, October 3 at 8:30am. Brotherhood Winery, 100 Brotherhood Plaza, Washingtonville. Registration and info online at 14

ENJOY the woodlands & rolling hills Poet’s Walk Park, Rhinebeck The magnificent flush of fall colors viewed from this 120-acre Dutchess County park in the National Historic Landmark District are only rivaled by the distant vistas of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Enjoy two miles of trails through quiet woodlands amidst rolling fields that have inspired artists and writers for generations. Rustic cedar pavilions for resting throughout the park. Labor Day to October 31 open 9am to

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Red Hook Imagine the opportunity to experience an aerial view of the Hudson Valley’s fall foliage from a vintage 1929 open-cockpit four-passenger biplane. Rides are on a “first come-first serve” basis only on weekends from 10am. Reservations may be made for pre-arranged weekday rides. $65 per person, weather permitting. Open through October 17. Weekend air shows from 2 to 4pm. Museum open daily, 10am to 5pm. 9 Norton Road, Red Hook. 845-752-3200.

RIDE the rails

MTA Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line An interesting option for leaf-peeping pleasure, plus a wonderful way to travel to the Hudson Valley’s full fall color bloom. The MTA tracks the color-trail traveling along the Hudson River for the most moving view of the breathtaking foliage

TOUR historic parklands

The Hyde Park Trail, Hyde Park See two historic parklands with one easy trail connecting three units of the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt National Historical Site. The “Roosevelt Farm and Forest Trail” allows you to traverse a self-guided tour over the grounds, gardens, and trails of the 300-acre Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site over to the 211 acres of parklands of the Vanderbilt Mansion’s historic grounds boasting centuries-old tree plantings, stunning Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views, and Italian Gardens of the Vanderbilt Mansion Historic grounds. A total surround of fall color and historic grandeur. Pets allowed on leashes. Grounds open 7 days, year round from sunrise to sunset. 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. Get info weekdays at Park Headquarters. 845-2299115.

PICNIC at the arboretum

Montgomery Place, Annondale-on-Hudson A National Historic Landmark surrounded with the opulence of 434 acres and magnificent Hudson River and the Catskill Mountain views. Take colorful woodland walks to the falls of the Sawkill and have a picnic by an arboretum laid out in the mid-19th century. River Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, Red

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Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie Landscapes that turn heads as the colors turn with fall’s foliage exhibit. Three miles of carriage roads and footpaths wind through romantic gardens and shady groves. The 180-acre estate of Samuel F.B. Morse not only quenches the thirst for color, but the passion of history with an Italianate villa surrounded by stately trees, rolling hills, and picturesque views on the highest bluff above the Hudson River. Grounds open from 8am until dusk year-round. 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. 845-454-4500.

WIND through romantic gardens

along a route that extends 74 miles north of Grand Central Terminal from New York City to Poughkeepsie. For schedules and prices call 212-532-4900.


Hook. Open daily, January through December, 9am to 4pm. Free. 845-758-6338. hudsonvalley. org—click on Montgomery Place.


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DRIVE the scenic byways

Fall Foliage Scenic Byways There are roads that seem custom made for fall, offering majestic leaf-peeping on the way to that favorite state park or mansion. One such route is located in Dutchess County on River Road (Route 103), travelling from Rhinebeck to Annandaleon-Hudson. Another colorful car trip in Ulster County runs along Route 44, which crosses the Shawangunk Mountains between Bentons Corner and Kerhonkson.

9, 10am to 6pm, which will celebrate the Rail Trail’s eastern spur with vendors lined up on the historic trail at the entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson. Call or go online for complete details of all the tours, tastings, and other vineyard happenings in the Valley. 914-474-7780.

VIEW both sides of the river Walkway Over the Hudson A perfect bird’s eye view of both banks of the Hudson River bursting forth with fall color. Walk the beautiful concourse, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, standing 212 feet above the river’s surface and 6,678 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. This NY State Park opens at 7am and closes at sunset. You can walk, jog, bike, roller skate, in-line skate, dog walk on leashes 6 feet or less, and bird watch. There are two entrances to the park, one on each side of the Hudson: Dutchess County’s east side at 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie; Ulster County’s west 16

CHUG ALONG the countryside

TASTE your way through the valley Hudson Valley Wine Country What better way to enjoy the fruits and foliage of the autumn than touring through the Valley’s wineries? There are many to choose from with festivals and wine-tasting events. One such event is the Highland Hudson Fest 2010 on October

Catskill Mountain Railroad “Fall Foliage Valley Voyages”: Savor an aweinspiring panoramic plethora of autumn’s array with a countryside backdrop. Ride in closed vintage coaches or open-air cars while leisurely leaving transportation to our engineers—a great advantage for all ages. The Fall Foliage special excursions operate from October 1 to October 31. Catskill Mountain Railroad Co., Kingston. For a brochure, more info, fees, and departure times visit or call 845-688-7400.

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Undercliff & Overcliff West Trapps Trailhead Location: Mohonk Preserve, Gardiner, NY Length: Easy, 5 mile round-trip Time: 2.5-3 hours Pass: $10 hikers/bikers, $15 climbers,12 & under free. Level: Easy

Mohonk Preserve

Overview: This loop hike climbs to the summit of Millbrook Mountain along spectacular cliffs of Shawangunk conglomerate that offer expansive views over the surrounding countryside. Description: Follow this pleasant loop trail skirting the base of the rock climbing cliffs for spectacular views of climbers and the valley below. Heading east, follow the right fork in the carriage road, which will put you on the Undercliff Road. This road follows the base of the very popular rock climbing area of the Shawangunks. Continue over the level carriage road for two-and-a-quarter miles to Rhododendron Bridge (a junction of numerous paths). At Rhododendron Bridge, make a left onto the Overcliff Road for the two-and-a-quarter mile return to Trapps Bridge. Overcliff provides many nice views of the Rondout Valley, the Catskills, and the western ridge of the Gunks. New

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Optional Side Trip to Skytop and Mohonk Lake. Moderate, additional 3 miles round-trip. Cross Rhododendron Bridge and make a left onto Old Minnewaska Road. Go one mile to Lake Shore Road. Follow Lake Shore to Mohonk Lake where numerous signs identify trails to and around Skytop. Return by the same route to Rhododendron Bridge or via Laurel Ledge Road. Be sure to have a map of this area and sufficient refreshments before heading out.

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Driving Directions: From New Paltz head west out of town on 299 for 5.8 miles to the end. Turn right onto Route 44/55. Continue straight, pass the Preserve Visitor Center and the road makes a very sharp hairpin turn and climbs to the Trapps Bridge (a steel overpass). Continue for 0.3 mile past Trapps Bridge and turn right into the West Trapps Trailhead parking area. Parking: This parking lot fills VERY early on peak weekends. On summer and fall weekends, arrive early and consider carpooling to ensure a parking space at West Trapps. Or park at the Visitor Center lot and hike up the East Trapps Connector to the Trapps cliffs and to the beginning of the trail and carriage road network.







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SUGGESTED TRAIL Red Trail Location: City of Beacon, Town of Fishkill, NY Length: 2 miles round-trip Level: Easy

History: Mount Beacon is the most visible summit for miles around, providing the defining backdrop for the local communities. Its prominence made the mountain an important factor in the Revolutionary War, when George Washington’s troops set signal fires to communicate vital information about British troop movements. The incline railway, the steepest of its kind in the world at the time, carried visitors to the heights of the mountain for dining, dancing, and enjoying spectacular views, from 1902 until the late 1970s. During the incline railway’s heyday the center of attraction was a restaurant and dance hall at the summit, which drew tourists from New York City and beyond. Mount Beacon’s status led to its use as a setting for silent movies in the 1920s. Mount Beacon Park was created on land preserved by Scenic Hudson in the City of Beacon and Town of Fishkill. Driving Directions: The parking area and trailhead are located at the intersection of Route 9D and Howland Avenue in the City of Beacon. Trail map courtesy of Scenic Hudson.


Description: From the parking area an old road leads to the remains of the station house, where passengers used to board the Mount Beacon Incline Railway. The trail starts with a stairway containing an observation deck that offers the first views over the valley. The trail continues switchbacking up the steep slopes. A spur to the right leads to a second observation deck built by volunteers. Atop the summit are the remains of the incline railway’s wheelhouse, including impressive remnants of the original machinery. Passing the foundations of the Beaconcrest Hotel and Casino (in reality a dance hall), the trail leads to spectacular views of the City of Beacon, the Hudson Valley, and the Hudson Highlands. Beyond the summit is a monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1900 to commemorate General Washington’s troops and their signal fires. The trail then connects to the extensive trail system on Fishkill Ridge. More info go to:

Overview: This 234-acre park provides access to historic Mount Beacon on one mile of trail that connects to many more miles of trail in the adjacent Fishkill Ridge and Hudson Highlands State Park.


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pick your own APPLE BIN, Ulster Park Pick-your-own apples in early October. Mainly Ida Reds, but other varieties available. Open 7 days from 7:30am to closing. Time varies according to season. 810 Broadway, Ulster Park. 845-339-7229. APPLE HILL FARM, New Paltz Pick-your-own begins after Labor Day weekend with MacIntosh, Cortland, and Opalescent apples and continues through September. October offers both apples and pick-your-own pumpkins until Halloween—plus a spectacular view of the Shawangunk and Catskill mountains. Don’t forget to bring your camera. 124 Route 32 South, New Paltz. 845-2551605. BURD FARM STAND, Kerhonkson Pick-your-own late tomatoes and peppers, beans, SEE SLIDESHOW

herbs, flowers, and pumpkins all the way until frost. Plus, from October 1 to Halloween weekend $2 gets you into the Treasure-Hunt corn maze—find the treasure chest and win the Grand Prize (It’s a secret). 6611 Route 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7620.

DUBOIS FARMS, Highland Outdoor fun for the family with pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Also enjoy the corn maze, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, and farm animals. Open daily in September and October from 10am to 5pm. 209 Perkinsville Road, Highland. 845-7954037. HURDS FAMILY FARM, Modena

Five varieties of pick-your-own apples, AppleCatapult, cow train, corn maze—plus a petting zoo, farm animals, and picnic area. Open September 5 to November 1. Weekdays from 9am to 5pm; Weekends from 10am to 5pm. 2187 Route 32, Modena. 845-883-7825.



An amazing selection of orchards and farms dot the region. They’re all guaranteed to provide fresh and delicious foods. Find the one near you and get picking:


JENKINS & LUEKEN Orchards, New Paltz Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Pick in the field and tractor-pulled hay rides. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Weekends from 9am to 7pm. Route 299 West and Yankee Folley Road, New Paltz. 845-255-0999. KELDER’S FARM, Kerhonkson Pumpkins galore, whether you pick your own from the pumpkin patch or pick a pumpkin already fieldgathered. Plus a corn maze, a straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, and a petting zoo. Open seven days from 10am to 6pm. 5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7137. LIBERTY VIEW FARM, Highland

Not only can you pick-your-own apples at “America’s Top Ten Best Apple Picking Farms,” rated in Travel + Leisure magazine, but at this “Certified Naturally Grown” fun farm you can see baby goats, chickens, and other farm-friendly animals. Even the



humans are nice! Open all day on weekends. Call for weekday hours. 340 Crescent Ave., Highland. 845-883-7004.

rides. Open weekends and holidays from 9am to 6pm. 250 Hurds Road, Clintondale. 845-8837102.

LOCUST GROVE FRUIT FARM, Milton Pick your own pumpkins from early October until November 1. 177 North Road, Milton. Weekends from 9am to 4pm. 845-795-5194.

MR. APPLES “Low-Spray” Orchard, High Falls


Apples to pick and a pumpkin patch to pick in the field. 326 River Road, Ulster Park. 845-331-6908. Open weekends from 10am to 5pm, also Columbus Day.

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Look for our apple in the sky! Over 20 varieties of pick-your-own apples—from September 1 to November 1. Customers should call to verify apple variety availability dates. (866) 632-7753. Pumpkin pick-your own picnic area from September 19 to November 1 and tractor-pulled hay


A third generation pick-your-own country apple orchard that uses minimal chemical and pesticide application. October is the month for Red Delicious, and “Russet” Golden Delicious can still be picked in November—a light frost won’t hurt them. There are also mystery apples, that just grew up by themselves! Follow the blue barrels for a healthy invigorating apple hike. Open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm. 25 Orchard Street, High Falls. 845-687-0005.


Fun pick-your-own apples and pumpkins from September 18 to October 24—weekends only from 9am to 4pm. Plus a pumpkin picking patch, corn maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, and tractor-pulled hay rides.


Apple and pumpkin-picking, a picnic area, and tractor-pulled hay rides. Open seven days a week from September to October 7 from 9am to 6pm. Sustainable, organic growing methods. 3012 Route 213, Stone Ridge. 845-687-2587.

Fifteen apple varieties ready for pick-your-own from August to October. Pumpkins ready for the pickin’ in October. Plus a pumpkin patch to pick in the field, field-gathered pumpkin patch, train rides, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay-bale maze, lakeside picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, and petting zoo. Fall festival on September 25 & 27. Apple festival will be held Columbus Day weekend. Pumpkin Festival on October 16 & 17. Halloween Costume Party on October 30 & 31. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Weekends 9:30am to 6pm. 43 Mt. Zion Road, Marlboro. 845-236-2684.

WILKLOW ORCHARDS, Highland Apples and pumpkin picking seven days a week from Labor Day weekend through October 31 from 9am to 5pm. Picnic beneath the apple trees and bring the kids for a hay ride and to enjoy the farm animals. 341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland. 845-691-2339.

WRIGHT’S APPLE FARM, Gardiner Apple picking from mid-September to end of October. Pumpkin picking from last weekend in September to October 31. Plus a pumpkin patch to pick in the field and already field-gathered patch of pumpkins. Open seven days a week from 8am to 4:30pm. 699 State Route 208, Gardiner. Call or check website for exact pick-your-own dates, subject to change. 845-255-5300.

IN DUTCHESS COUNTY BARTON ORCHARDS, Poughquag Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins on weekends from September 4 to October 31. Open 9am to 5pm. Free hayrides, a corn maze, and petting zoo. Apple Festival, September 4 & 5; Pumpkin Festival, October 18 & 19; Halloween Costume Party, October 31 with a haunted house and field of screams during evenings. 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag. 845-227-2306.


SAUNDERSKILL FARMS, Accord Pick-your-own red raspberries in September and pumpkins in October. Horse-drawn hayrides on weekends and free corn maze. Weekend BBQ. Call ahead for raspberry availability. Open until October 31 from 7am to 6pm. Closed Mondays. 5100 Route 209, Accord. 845-626-2676.

WEED ORCHARD Pick-Your-Own, Marlboro

Weekends only from 9am to 4pm. 40 Clark’s Lane, Milton. Kid’s Days is the last weekend in September and the Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival is the weekend following Columbus Day. 845-795-2383.


Whether you choose Kelder’s, Burd’s, Saunderskill, or Wright’s, “PICKING YOUR OWN” is the quintessential fall experience. CEDAR HEIGHTS ORCHARD, Rhinebeck High on a hillside this 150-year-old family-owned farm affords pickers the most magnificent view of the Hudson Valley. Apples and pumpkins for fall picking during the months of September and October from 9am til dusk. 845-876-3231. Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck. DYKEMAN’S FARM, Pawling

Pick-your-own raspberries and pumpkins from September to October. Call for raspberry availability. Pumpkin picking and free hayrides every weekend in October, including Columbus Day. West Dover Road, Pawling. 845-832-6068.

FISHKILL FARMS, Hopewell Junction

Pick-your-own apples grown with organic methods at one of the oldest, most historic orchards in the Hudson Valley. Choose from NY apple varieties of MacIntosh, Red Delicious, Spartan, Empire, Macoun, Rome, and Golden Delicious. 9 Fishkill Farms Rd., Hopewell Junction. 845-897-4377.


Apples for the pickin’ from September’s Jonamac, Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and more through October’s Golden Delicious, Fuji, Rome, and Granny 28

Smiths. Weekends in September through October, including Labor Day and Columbus Day, 10am to 6pm. Off Fraleigh Lane at 19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook. 845-758-4215.


Fifteen varieties of apples. Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples on 120 acres of orchards, plus fall raspberries both ready in September and October; Pumpkins ready in October. Open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm from April to December. Just off Route 9 on 223 Pitcher Lane in Red Hook. 845-758-1234.

HARDEMAN ORCHARDS, Red Hook Pick-your-own apple season begins on weekends from September 12 through Columbus Day from 10am to 4pm. Choose from Mac, Macoun, Winesap, Suncrisp, HoneyCrisp, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Mutsu, and Gala apples—plus hayrides for the kids. 194 West Market St., Red Hook. 845-758-5154. MEAD ORCHARDS, Tivoli From apples and pumpkins to red and black raspberries you’ll be picking-your-own from September raspberries and apples to October’s pumpkins. Almost all trees are semi-dwarf or dwarf trees—easy reaching from the ground! Open weekends from

10am to 5:30pm. 15 Scism Road, Tivoli. 845-7565641.

MEADOWBROOK FARM, Wappingers Falls

Pick-your-own apple fun starts mid-September and continues until Columbus Day. This full veggie stand is nicknamed “Wappingers’ Best Kept Secret.” Open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm. 29 Old Myers Corner Road, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-3002.


From Macs, Red Delicious, Spy Golds, Greening, and everything in between—plus Halloween picking-pumpkins waiting for farm and family fun. Daily from September to late October from 9-5pm. Feller-Newmark Road, Red Hook. 845-758-9355.

SECOR STRAWBERRIES, Wappingers Falls Fall’s five-star rated do-it-yourself pumpkin picking and hayride haven. 63 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls. 845-452-6883. TERHUNE ORCHARDS, Salt Point

Apples and pumpkins at this pick-your-own orchard complete with free hayrides and a scenic vista to enjoy. Seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. 761 North Avenue, Salt Point. 845-266-5382. Email

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Sometimes the name of an apple says it all. Honeycrisp apples are honey sweet (with a touch of tart) and amazingly crisp, some say “explosively crisp.”

The Gala is a new variety of apple made for kids and developed in New Zealand. It’s got the mild flavor that “picky eaters” prefer and a striking bright redyellow color that attracts the eye!

Some people think that Golden Delicious is simply the yellow cousin of the popular Red Delicious apple. They’re actually just related in name only. This honey sweet apple is a special treat all on its own.

Taste/Texture: Sweet, tart with crisp, juicy flesh Eating: Alone, salads, sauces, pies, and baking

Taste/Texture: Sweet, grainy, and mild Eating: Alone and in salads

Taste/Texture: Mild, sweet, and juicy Eating: Alone, salads, sauces, pies, and baking

Nothing evokes fall better than the aromatic fragrance of MacIntosh apples. People have enjoyed this apple since 1811 when John McIntosh discovered the first seedling. McIntosh apples grow particularly well in New York’s cool climate!


Taste/Texture: Sweet, tart, and juicy Eating: Salads, sauces, and pies

One hundred varieties of apples are grown commercially in the US. Here’s a bite out of seven Hudson Valley favorites.





Bite into a Crispin for a great crunch and mouthful of sweet juice. It’s one of the most satisfying snacks around!

Jonagolds make excellent baked goodies. Jonagold is another success story from the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. It’s a cross between mellow Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan.

The story goes that in 1868, Iowan apple grower Jesse Hiatt discovered a seedling so strong, it kept coming back after he killed it. It went on to become the most widely known apple in the world.

Taste/Texture: Sweet like honey, juicy, crispy, and tart Eating: Alone, salads, sauces, pies, and baking

Taste/Texture: Mildly sweet, juicy, and crisp Eating: Alone and in salads

Taste/Texture: Sweet, juicy, refreshing, and crisp Eating: Alone, salads, sauces, pies, and baking


An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8 to 10 years after it is planted. A dwarf tree starts bearing in 3 to 6 years. It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider. Two pounds of apples make one nine-inch pie. Apples are the second most valuable fruit in the United States. Oranges are first. Apples ripen or soften ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated. Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since 6,500 BC.

Quinces used to be more popular than they are today. But people aren’t canning as much as they used to, and unless you’ve had something made with quince, you don’t know what you’re missing. Locust Grove Fruit Farm in Milton is the only local farm we know of that grows quince! Anyone know of more? Write us at


Have you ever eaten a quince? It’s hard to believe that such a peculiar looking hard yellow fruit could yield such a fragrant, delicate, pink jelly. Quinces are too tart to be eaten raw, but the tannins that cause the tartness in the raw fruit mellow when cooked and the quince transforms into something lovely.


The Northern Spy Cafe is nestled among waterfalls and apple orchards in the beautiful village of High Falls. The Spy offers guests an inviting comfortable atmosphere to dine and relax. Whether you’re looking for Duck Confit with a Port Glaze, Free-Range Tofu Wings or a great burger, the Northern Spy Cafe will make your dining experience most enjoyable.

NortherN Spy Cafe Rt. 213 and Old Rt. 213 High Falls, NY 12440 Call: 845-687-7298


what to make WITH YOUR APPLES


Ala’ Wrights Apple Farm:

Wash apples in cold water. Peel only if you want the skins removed. Cut off any bruised or soft parts. Slice very thinly. You can use a food dehydrator, an oven, or the hot sun. Spread the apples out on trays so that they’re not touching.

Wash 10 apples well. Quarter the apples, so they are not touching, and place in about 1 inch of water in a large pan. Add a little sugar if needed. Use sweet apples and you won’t need sugar. Cover and cook until apples are soft. Place food mill in a large bowl. Pour batches into food mill and stir until pulp separates into bowl, discarding seeds and skin. Add a little cinnamon for a great taste. Refrigerate until serving time. Serve warm and they’ll know it’s homemade.

Crock Pot Apple Sauce:

8 apples, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, couple dashes of cinnamon, and 1/2 cup water. Set on high and cook for 4 hours in the crockpot. Once softened and juicy, blend or use hand immersion blender to puree, or mash with potato masher for a chunkier applesauce.

Food dehydrator: Set it for 140˚ F. It will take 12 to 24 hours. Oven: Set oven at 150˚ or the lowest setting. Cook 10 to 20 hours, checking periodically. Rotate the shelves to get even heating. Hot sunny day: Put your trays or cookie sheets in a hot spot with cheesecloth loosely over them to keep bugs off. It may take a couple of days. Bring the apples in the house overnight. Dry them at least to the consistency of a raisin, or they won’t keep. Put in ziploc bags taking out any extra air. Store in a cool, dark place.


Now that you’re laden with bags and bags of apples here are a couple of recipes to make it all worthwhile.



6 cups fresh apple cider • 2 cinnamon sticks • 6 whole cloves • 6 whole allspice berries • 6 strips orange peel • 6 strips lemon peel • 12 pieces of star anise •

Pour the apple cider into a large stainless steel saucepan. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves,

allspice berries, anise, orange peel, and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot, but not boiling. Remove the cider from heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick or star anise to each serving if you like.


7 cups thinly sliced, peeled tart apples • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 tablespoons flour • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg • dash ground cloves • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine • 1 recipe Pastry for Double-Crust Pie (below) •


1. In a large mixing bowl toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Add to apples and toss until apples are coated. Set apple mixture aside. 2. Prepare Pastry for Double-Crust Pie. Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 ball of dough into a 12-inch circle. Ease pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. 36

3. Transfer apple mixture to pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter or margarine. Trim pastry even with pie plate. For top crust, roll out the second piece of dough. Cut dough into 1/2-inch wide strips. Lay half of the strips on the filling in one direction, and weave the other half in the other direction. Trim the strips even with the edge of the bottom of the crust. Flute the edges. 4. To prevent overbrowning, cover the edge of the pie with foil. Bake in a 375˚ F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until the top is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm or cool. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Pastry for Double-Crust Pie: Stir together 2 1/4 cups flour and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 2/3 cup butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened (6 to 8 tablespoons water total).

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& squash for pies and baking

The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds, dating to before 5,500 BC, were found in Mexico. This squash-like fruit can range in size from 1 to 1,000 pounds.


Cinderella Pumpkins are a unique French heirloom. They resemble the pumpkin that Cinderella’s fairy godmother transformed into a carriage. This pumpkin is recorded as possibly being the variety cultivated by the Pilgrims, and served at the second Thanksgiving dinner. Cinderellas make a delightful decorative accent for the fall season, and their flavor is good for any pie or winter squash recipe.


Sugar Pies are the modern baking pumpkin. If you want to bake pies, and want a pumpkin instead of squash, this is the pumpkin for you! The skin is very thin, the flesh is sweeter and substantially finer-grained than a jack-o’-lantern type pumpkin (which were bred for thick rinds and stability when carved). It is also quite dry which makes for a more stable pie. You’ll be delighted with the results.


Kabocha is a Japanese variety of winter squash with many varieties. They are all excellent used in soups, stews, and pies. They have a very firm dry flesh and lend themselves well to savory dishes. It can be baked, steamed, stuffed, or pureed. Works well as a substitution in recipes that call for pumpkin or sweet potatoes. 40


Acorn squash have an orange-yellow flesh. The flavor is sweet and nutty with a smooth texture. For best sweetness, wait at least 2 weeks after harvest before eating. Bake until soft, flip over, and fill the center with butter, brown sugar, and/or maple syrup.


(Blue, Golden, Green, or Gray) Large and bumpy like a misshapen teardrop, this squash is notable for its wart-covered exterior and its peach-colored flesh. The flesh is moist but is best prepared boiled or baked, and then pureed.


It tastes as good as it looks! It will store for several months and still maintain an excellent eating quality. Their flavor is somewhere between an Acorn and a Delicata. This squash is also excellent stuffed. Other good choices as stand-alone dishes or for stuffing are: Sugar Loaf, Sweet Dumpling, Acorn, and Butternut.


TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS You can eat the seeds from any pumpkin variety. Some seeds are quite large, and others are very small. Some have really thick hulls. There are some varieties, however, that are especially good for toasted pumpkin seeds. Kakai seeds are completely hull-less. How cool is that?! 1. Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings. (This is easiest just after you’ve removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.) 2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat. If you prefer, omit the oil and coat with nonstick cooking spray. 3. Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325˚ F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes. 4. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.

Also known as the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, this squash is squat and round like a wheel of cheese. They have very sweet flesh and are excellent in pies.



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just say NO to canned pumpkin 1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. 2. Split the pumpkin in half and seed it. 3. Remove the stringy fibers by scraping the insides with a metal spoon.
 4. Place the two halves cut side down in a roasting pan with 1 cup water. 5. Bake pumpkin until meltingly tender, about 90 minutes. 6. Scoop the flesh out of each pumpkin half. 7. Puree in a food processor. 8. Use as needed or freeze.

2 bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup half & half or whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whipping cream (optional) Fresh sage (optional)

In a 3-quart saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, onion, and ginger; cook until tender. Stir in the flour. Carefully add the broth and cider all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the pumpkin, maple syrup, bay leaves, dried thyme, cinnamon, pepper, and cloves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaves. Cool slightly. Pour one-fourth to onethird of mixture into a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Repeat with remaining mixture until all is processed. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Stir in the 1 cup half-and-half or whipping cream and the vanilla. Heat through, but do not boil. Ladle into soup bowls. If desired, swirl a little whipping cream into each serving; garnish with fresh sage. Makes 8 to 10 servings.


2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup chopped shallots 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups chicken or veggie broth 1/2 cup apple cider 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

pumpkin puree


how to make:



Pie Filling: 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 large eggs 3 cups pumpkin puree 1 1/2 cans evaporated milk


MAKES 2 LOAVES 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda 3 cups sugar 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1/2 cup raisins (also optional) 1/2 cup water 44


1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. 2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and sugar. 3. Add the eggs, water, oil, and pumpkin. 4. Stir until blended. 5. If desired, add the raisins and/or nuts. Mix well, by hand or with a mixer. 6. Pour into two lightly greased and floured 9”x5” loaf pans. 7. Bake approximately 1 hour at 350˚ F. It’s done when a clean knife can be stuck in and removed cleanly. 8. Remove from the oven and cool slightly (10 minutes). 9. Then take out of pans to let cool on a rack. Like banana bread, pumpkin bread tastes better if you wrap it in plastic wrap, refrigerate it, and wait until the following day to eat it. It keeps well in the refrigerator and can be frozen. Recipe courtesy of


Mix well using a hand blender or mixer. Pour into a pie crust of your choice, fill right up to about one quarter to one half inch from the top. Mixture may be runny but will firm up in the oven. Bake at 425˚ F for the first 15 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 350˚ F and bake another 45 to 60 minutes, until a clean knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cool. YUM! Recipe courtesy of

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Brio’s Restaurant – 6 oz. Gouda Burger with bacon, grilled onion, smoked gouda, lettuce, tomato, Russian dressing, and fries. $7.95. Great wood-fired pizza too! Phoenicia. 845-6885370.

Bywater Bistro – Satiating light seafood dish of Portuguese-style Prince Edward Island mussels with chorizo, crushed tomato, and herbs in red wine broth. $9. Rosendale. 845-6583210.

Bistro Mountain Store – “The Rollins” is a great after-hike hero. Turkey, avocado, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and pesto mayo on a sub. $8. Gardiner. 845-255-2999

Aroma Thyme Bistro – Certified Green restaurant. Whole Wheat Thin Crust Goat Pesto Pizza, Broccoli, Spinach, Tomato, Dollops of Goat Cheese & Pesto. $9.99 Ellenville. 845-647-3000.

Friends and Family II Hillside – Start off with a brunch of Eggs Benedict with a choice of Fresh Sautéed Spinach or Canadian Bacon; all brunches also come with a basket of scones and a fruit plate! With spinach, $8; with Bacon, $10. Accord. 845626-7777;

Depuy Canal House – Enjoy this beautiful weekend brunch. Try two Poached Eggs on Croissant with Wasabi Caviar, Brie Cheese, and Tomato. $9.95. High Falls. 845-687-7700;

Barnaby’s Steakhouse – Try the half rack of Babyback Ribs for $9 or the Kobe Burger served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and steak fries for $10. New Paltz. 845-255-2433.





Cancelliere’s Pizzeria – Great Italian dinners for under $10. Try their delicious Baked Ziti with bread and salad for $9.95. Kerhonkson. 845-626-2441.

C’est Cheese – Prosciutto Di Parma Panini with Cordona cheese, house made sun dried tomato spread, and choice of lettuce and tomato. $7.95. The rest of the Paninis are just $6.95! Woodstock. 845-679-6676.

Gabriel’s Café – You can’t go wrong here. Try The Latin Combo, brown rice, beans, fresh salsa, plantain chips, and your choice of chicken, tofu, tempeh, or seitan! $7.25. Also the 1/4 organic chicken is always amazing; oh and the empanadas are perfection. Kingston. 845-338-7161

Dominick’s Café – Try Sister Rosie’s authentic Italian Meatball and Parmesan sandwich on fresh Italian bread. $8.75. Kingston. 845-338-4552;

Gomen-Kudasai – Delicious traditional Japanese fare, we love everything here. Try the Kitsune Udon for $9. New Paltz. 845-255-8811. 52

The Harvest Café – Marinated Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Balsamic Marinated Veggies, Goat Cheese, and Baby Greens on a Hoagie Roll. $10. New Paltz. 845-255-4205.

Foster’s Coach House Tavern – Sliced London Broil Sandwich on french bread with fried onions & cheese and sweet potato fries. $9.75. Rhinebeck. 845-876-8052.

Main Course – Most everything on the menu is under $10. This is seriously one of the best Chicken Caesars around, made with Murray’s organic chicken, crisp romaine, house made croutons, and Parmesan Tuille. $9.95 New Paltz. 845-255-2600.

Savona’s Trattoria – Try their special home-made Pumpkin Ravioli for lunch or as an appetizer. Delicious! $9. Uptown Kingston. 845-3396800.

Northern Spy Café – Veggie Burger house made with lentils, mushrooms, rice & onions, & herb mayo served w/ sweet potato fries. $9. High Falls. 845-687-7298.

Reservoir Inn – Grilled Stuffed Portobello mushrooms with caramelized onions and blue cheese. $7.50. West Hurley. 845-331-9806;

Skytop Steakhouse & Brewing Company – Pizza topped with eggplant strips and goat cheese, tomato sauce and fresh spinach. $9.95. Also try their great micro brews with your meal. Kingston. 845-340-4277.

Ricciardella’s Restaurant – Sautéed Pankocrusted Fresh Mozzarella with balsamic marinated roma tomatoes. $9.95. Phoenicia. 845-688-7800.


Lucy’s Tacos – You can get most everything on the menu for under $10; our favorite is the Beanie Greenie. This huge burrito packed with beans and veggies will keep you full for hours. Kingston and Red Hook. 845-338-2816.

High Falls Café – Veggie Quesadilla with portobello mushrooms, zucchini, roasted red peppers, tomato, and spinach topped with pesto. $8. High Falls. 845-687-2699;



*Some photos are not identical to the meal you may receive. Sportsman’s Alamo Cantina A very impressive menu with so many great choices. Our pick: San Antonio Nachos with shredded chicken, pico de gallo in a cream cheese sauce. $9.95. Phoenicia. 845-688-5259.

The Big Cheese – The Mediterranean Platter is the perfect option here. You can choose from their many homemade Middle Eastern delicacies to make your own perfect meal. Choose from turkish salad, tabouleh, labane, falafel, or hummus to name a few. $8. Rosendale. 845-658-7175


The Last Bite – The Sandwich Slayer builds the sandwich and panini of your dreams. Try the unique Naan Sandwich: Provolone, salami, black olives, Russian dressing on Naan. $6.95. High Falls. 845-687-7779

Restaurant at The Inn at Stone Ridge – Country Pate with Gill’s Farm beet salad and mustard. $10. Also, their brunch is excellent. Our pick: the House Smoked Trout for $11. Oops, a dollar over. Stone Ridge. 845-687-0736.

Suruchi Indian Restaurant – A satiating munchie platter with one Samosa (savory pastry), three Pakoras (veggie homemade fritters), and three Paneers (homemade cheese). $10. New Paltz. 845-255-2772.

Cherries Deli – Turkey Reuben Wrap. Grilled turkey, melted swiss, sauerkraut in a wrap with Russian dressing served with fries and pickle for $8. Awesome! Stone Ridge. 845-687-9121

Café Mezzaluna – “Sloppy José,” a yellow cornmeal “Arepa” topped with Picadillo (ground beef with spanish seasonings) and mozzarella cheese with a small side salad. $8.99. Saugerties. 845-246-5306.

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all harvest is a busy time in the Hudson Valley. It’s the season when the leaves change color and the fruit ripens. This year the Hudson Valley will see an early grape harvest due to the warm weather we have experienced in the spring and summer.

Chardonnay, Seyval, and Pinot Noir are the grapes in the valley that ripen the earliest each year. Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the late ripening grapes to be harvested. In a typical year, harvest will usually begin in the valley as early as the second week in September and last through the first week in November.

There are many metamorphoses grapes need to go through before they achieve the maturity in which they are picked. Véraison is the beginning, when the grapes begin to change color. The tannins ripen and astringent malic acid begins to give way to softer tartaric acid. Leaves are often pruned at this time to give grapes more sun and wind exposure. It’s during the time of the year when we like warm days and cool nights. This is optimum weather for the grapes to achieve maturation. It is at this time when vineyards will put netting out over the grapes to protect them from being feasted upon by wildlife such as birds and deer.

Grapes in the Hudson Valley are usually hand picked. They are then brought to the destemmer/ crusher. Red wine grapes are run through the destemmer/ crusher to remove the fruit from stems with minimal The grapes may be fermented in oak barrels, bins, rupture of the grape skins. Whites are typically or a stainless steel tank. Stainless steel tanks provide destemmed and crushed with intentional rupturing stable temperatures and produce crisp, clean white of the skins. Then the white wine is pressed and the t s e b e h t d n a n o i t c e l e s tseb ,secirp tseb eht sreffo tnahcreM eht wines. Oak barrels contribute tannins of their own juice is pumped into steel tanks to begin fermentat a s e t i r o v a f r u o y f o l l a g niyrender rrac .Y ,notsgniKwine ni swith tiripmore s rof complex ecivres and an fuller-bodied tion. The process of fermentation of red wines and dna d lroclear w ehjuices t revo lla m orf seniwWhite hti Wwines .uoy are esirfermented prus lliw for tahfour t seto cirsix p overtones. white wines differs. With white wine, the . s d e e n s ’ e n o y n a t e e m o t n o i t c e l e s a weeks at about 60˚ F while red wines are fermented are typically pumped after pressing into a stainless between 65 and 80˚ for four to 14 days. After fersteel tank to begin fermentation. In the case of barrelmentation, if the wine is to be aged in oak, the juice fermented Chardonnay it is begun in the tank then is moved into oak barrels to begin the aging process. fermentation is completed in the barrel. Whites are usually bottled in the springtime. Reds can age a few years in the barrel before bottling. Red wine processing is different. After destemming the berries are not separated from the skins or seeds, The world of wine in the Valley is rich and varied. Get but go through the process with all elements mixed taste together. The hearty, robust flavors stirofipreds wine & scome eniw tout naand hc retheMwonderful eht wines the area has to offrom this togetherness of the juice, skins. 329seeds, 1-133and -548 Yn ,nofer. tsgTake niK ,aeutour nevof a the retsHudson lU 037 Valley Wine Country. See for info. The fermentation process extracts more tannins,

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LOCALIZATION for Economic Security

A problem is that we have assumed that cheap transportation, cheap fossil-fueled energy, and cheap food are always going

to be there. We’ve based our sense of prosperity on the gyrations of abstract financial “investments” that are really just speculation. We’ve forgotten about actually producing the things that we need. If we want to change things for the better, an extremely important piece of the puzzle is working toward greater localization of the production of vital goods and services. As things stand now, the supply of many of our most critical needs is largely centralized, globalized, and under the control of amoral corporate entities. This may be OK when what you care about is getting the lowest price on some standardized item at a big box store. It is not so good if communications and especially transportation were to be disrupted by world events over which we have no control. Even if we don’t assume there will be some series of catastrophic global events any time soon, we are in

a dangerous position when we depend on nonrenewable energy sources from far away, manufactured goods from overseas, and employment from large corporations with strictly bottom-line priorities. The notions of decentralization and localization are very much in keeping with the message of E.F. Schumacher’s classic work, Small is Beautiful. Schumacher advocated an economics of respect for the land and environment, for human values, and for the long-term efficiencies of what has come to be called sustainability. As we look at prolonged recession and the uncertainties of a fragile global economy, we need to see sustainability not as some highly abstract goal, something that “would be nice if the economy gets better.” Instead, we need to see it as the actual guiding principle in making the economy get better.


y now it is fairly well known that supporting the local economy is good for the environment, and that it is good for building community. Let’s take a look at another part of the localization picture: economic security. With the recession that started in 2008, we have all experienced changes and difficulties. It is easy to hope that things will get back to normal sometime soon and times will be easier. At the same time, if “back to normal” means depending on the wasteful and unstable economic paradigms of the past, it is hard to believe we will be getting anywhere. Why aspire to getting back to what didn’t work the first time? We are experiencing insecurity now because the systems we have created are flawed.

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When we look at the vibrant farm economy, the efforts around renewable energy, the rich network of locally owned businesses, and the enthusiasm for a vital localized economy, we can be happy that the work is underway.

One of the key components of sustainability is localization. This doesn’t mean cutting ourselves off from the vast diversity and efficiencies of a global economy. It means moving toward the benefits of working at a smaller scale, with ownership in place in the community, and with methods and products that address our actual needs. And among the major benefits of decentralization, if you think about it, is security. If you are an owner, or part owner, of the business you work in, it may be tough going, but you do have job security. If local essential services are under local control, not only will there be concern and responsiveness to the community, but those services will be far less vulnerable to disruption. Really making the changes needed for regional economic security is a tall order, and we have a long way to go. But significantly, it is something we can actually accomplish. It does not depend on political breakthroughs in Washington or Albany particularly, nor 68

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Canned fruits and vegetables should keep for about a year, depending on the variety.

DRYING YOUR HERBS Homegrown herbs have an amazing flavor and are easy to grow. Drying herbs keeps the flavor of summer alive throughout the year. 1. Pick your herbs. Herbs taste best if they are picked and dried before they flower. Pick healthy looking sprigs of herbs on a dry day before it gets too hot. Then you have the option of air-drying or oven-drying them. 2. Air-dry. To air-dry herbs, tie sprigs of herbs together into a bunch by the stems and put it upside down in a paper bag. Make holes in the paper bag to allow the air to circulate, tie the bag closed with twine around the stems and hang it by the tie in a warm, dry room. Check every couple of weeks until completely dry. 3. Oven-dry. To oven-dry herbs, spread leaves or sprigs onto trays and put them in a cool oven (110-130°F) for three to four hours or until completely dry. 4. Store dried herbs. Crush the dried herbs and store them in airtight (preferably dark) containers, or store as whole leaves and crush just before use.

2. Seal the jars. Close the jars loosely and heat them in a water bath or pressure cooker, which kills any microorganisms and drives the air out. Seal the jars, and as the contents cool, this creates a vacuum in the jar.

1. Fill mason jars. To can (also known as bottling), pack chopped or whole fruit or vegetables into sterilized jars and cover with syrup, water, or brine, or fill jars with fruit or vegetable puree. Do not fill jars to the top; leave a 1/4- to 1/2-inch space.


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Fire wood is typically stacked neatly away for the winter in a way that keeps it dry, gets the pile off the ground, and allows air flow to promote continued drying. But when some local artists started to play with the concept of woodstacking, function joined form to create some real works of art.

Horie hosted a few potluck parties over the years to invite friend over to eat, have a nice time, and stack cords of wood. “When I first moved to the area and started heating with wood,” Horie recalled, “I saw woodstacking

Many people just want to get their piles stacked as quickly as possible. But when you add intention, creativity, and the artist’s vision it produces something beautiful. “It takes the menial and makes it into art,” said Horie. Part of what she does as a potter is to try and make everyday ordinary experiences more special by making functional objects that are both individual and considered in their quality and detail. “It’s the same with the woodstacks,” she said. “I want to make something

Woodstacks: Shoji Hamada, Mashiko Japan; Ayumi Horie, Hudson Valley; Tim Rowan, Hudson Valley; at Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac France



parties as a way to get something practical done very quickly with the benefit of having fun and a sense of community. After seeing Tim’s stack, I realized that something more complicated than a straightforward pile would have to be crafted much more carefully and with more attention paid to how each log was split—flat, small, and triangular. I also grew to really love the process of slowly fitting together the pieces, the repetitive labor, and building up a massive form.”

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yumi Horie—a Cottekill-based potter who started the Facebook group International Society of Woodstack Enthusiasts—has helped to push the artistic envelope of woodstacking in the area. She started the popular group after being inspired by her potter friend, Tim Rowan, who started playing with his wood piles rather than just stacking it. Rowan not only heats his home with firewood, he also fires his kiln with wood. Rowan’s family goes through over 15 cords a year. With so much wood to be stacked, dried, and moved out of the way of everything, Rowan began toying with the stacking concept. His first creation was a large dome. “It becomes a prominent feature of the home,” he said. “We wanted it to look nice.”


functional yet I have an intense urge to make something beautiful at the same time. They’re seasonal, temporary, and shift with the weather. How snow will sit on them is an important consideration when I’m thinking about form. In the winter, when everything is blanketed with snow, the stacks can appear like little worlds unto themselves.” The initial members of the International Society of Woodstack Enthusiasts consisted of mainly wood-fire potters in the region who pay careful attention to the size and method of stacking wood for their kilns. The stacks are beautiful, and so are the photographs of them. In addition to communicating with local stackers, Horie was also curious about different stacking traditions internationally, so starting the group seemed to her the perfect way to explore techniques and share images.

To learn more about the International Society of Woodstack Enthusiasts or to view the many woodstack creations, visit Facebook and search for the group’s name. Check out the enormous Chinese stacks shaped like houses, some of Horie’s favorites. The International Society of Woodstack Enthusiasts is a Facebook group for people who love to split firewood, stack firewood, and appreciate the beauty of woodstacks throughout the four seasons. Woodstacks can be admired for their aesthetic merits, their relative effectiveness in drying out wood, and their physical and metaphorical value as fuel for keeping home and hearth warm in the winter and for firing kilns to produce fabulous ash-glazed pots. Photos of woodsheds also welcome. KEEP THE FIRES BURNING!

Woodstacks by: Keith Ekstam, Jingdezhen China; Joy Bridy, West Virginia; Wayne Pratali


Ayumi Horie is a studio potter and ceramic artist who works in the Hudson Valley of New York making functional, handmade pottery for use in kitchens, offices, and cars everywhere. The pots are distinctly handmade, where idiosyncrasies and imperfections are celebrated as evidence of human vulnerabilities and foibles. Horie believes that intuition often trumps calculated planning in making a comforting and meaningful functional pot. Her drawing mixes Japanese and American folk traditions with an appreciation for contemporary images. While Horie spends most of her time in the studio making pottery, she also teaches workshops across the country at schools and arts organizations.

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3Dry herbs or make herb pestos to freeze before the first big frosts. Make sure snow shovels are accessible and in good working order. Change screens over to storm windows. Care for fall vegetables like kale and consider building a cold frame for extended crops of microgreens. A final weeding of all garden beds is very important. Plant an overwintering leguminous crop to add nitrogen to soil. Plant garlic a few weeks before the first frost, then cover the young growth with leaves or other insulation. Remove all dead, potentially diseased garden matter to prevent disease from overwintering. Blow out any water lines that may freeze. Remove all hoses from faucets. Have a professional service your furnace or other heating system. Perform an energy audit if you think your house is losing heat.

Remember to call the professionals when you have questions because so many local service providers are friendly and willing to help with free advice. They are also willing to come right over if you’d prefer to have someone else perform some of the above tasks. If you need a hot cider to help you through it all, go ahead and get crazy.

Make sure the chimney pipe is clean and clear. Clean all leaves and debris from the roof. Clean out gutters and gutter downspouts. Make sure you have enough firewood for the winter and stack nicely away from buildings. Protect the bark of all young fruit and ornamental trees with plastic or metal vole protection. Remove all leaves from lawn areas so they don’t kill the grass before spring (compost if possible). Turn any compost piles. Cut back certain perennial flowers and vegetables once fully dead. Check for any bug or rodent entry holes in the house foundation and fill with expanding foam. Put out reflectors for the plow operator (remember to overcompensate because gravel will be pushed everywhere).

Autumn is a time to say farewell to the warm days of summer and prepare for the potentially brutal winter. Our homes and gardens need a little bit of extra attention right now—we don’t want to regret not finishing those few chores before the snows dump down. The best way to prepare is to slowly check off your list of To-Dos. Do as much or as little as you can when you have time on weekends or after work, or call in a professional when necessary. Start with these guidelines:


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The Maverick Colony: Utopia in 1905 Woodstock by Rochelle Riservato


ong before the Big Apple’s famed Greenwich Village coffeehouses came a turn-of-the-century group of bohemians. They sought a utopian way of life sans social, political, or moral constraints. 91

The Maverick Colony of bohemians, actors, dancers, painters, and “queer” folk were people who broke free from the patterns of society.


hey were drawn to places like Jane and Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead’s Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, expressly purposed in 1903 to be an art-making institution. However, Hervey White, one of the men who helped Whitehead find the perfect spot for Byrdcliffe, became disillusioned as the original fostering of freedom and creativity seemed to be a bit over-structured for his taste. White left Byrdcliffe in 1905 and, along with Fritz van der Loo, purchased a farm in the Hurley Patentee Woods and envisioned it as a new art colony where old restrictions on individual freedoms would be replaced with an environment where men and women could live freely. White called it Maverick, with a simple creed: “Do what you want to (as long as you don’t harm others).” White’s vision was for those who marched to the beat of a different drummer, or perhaps even played a strange hand-made drum for that matter. Visual artists, writers, crafts-folk, musicians, and actors were pulled in the Colony’s direction, as if the grounds were magnetized for creativity. Allan Updegraff, a novelist and a pioneer Woodstock dweller, interviewed novelist and poet Hervey White for 92

the New York Times on July 30, 1916. This was the first summer of concerts consisting of a simple recital by a Russian singer, an American dancer, and accompaniment by the Metropolitan Orchestra. Excerpts from Updegraff’s article told of White’s investment and goal in buying the farm that would become the Byrdcliffe and Maverick Colony and the doubts that White could succeed at his goal with so little money. “When I invested in this farm, ten years ago,” White said, “I did it with the idea of gathering some good musicians during the summer months and giving chamber music in a rustic music chapel among tall trees at the foot of a hill. The farm cost $2,000 and I happened to have $200 in cash at the time, so turned that over to the owner.” White explained he became a good financier by approaching a neighbor who owned a sawmill. He told the neighbor he needed lumber, “for the bungalows where the musicians were to live.” His plan was if the neighbor would supply lumber and help build some cabins, “I promised to repay him out of the rent the musicians would pay for the bungalows.” The neighbor agreed. “I then explained to a Woodstock storekeeper that I’d have plenty of money as soon as I got my bungalows built, a dozen musicians in them, and the

rent collected from the musicians—who would, incidentally, help swell the storekeeper’s summer trade,” White continued. “The storekeeper at once granted me unlimited credit. Yes, high finance is a great thing!” The name “Maverick” was derived from White’s 1890 visit to his sister in Colorado when he was told of a local white stallion living in freedom. The locals called it the “Maverick Horse.” In 1911 Hervey wrote a poem, “The Adventures of a Young Maverick,” with the poem’s hero being the Maverick Horse. White felt it was a suitable symbol for everything he cherished— freedom, spirit, and uniqueness. So in the summer of 1924, White commissioned John Flannagan, a sculptor who joined the summer artists at Maverick, to carve “The Maverick Horse.” Flannagan was paid the prevailing wage of fifty-cents per hour. Using only an ax, the massive piece was carved from the trunk of a chestnut tree in a few days. The 18-foot-high sculpture portrays the horse emerging from the extended hands of a man who seems to be emerging from the earth and marked the entrance of the road leading to the concert hall for 36 years. Protecting it from the elements, painter Emmet

LOCAL HISTORY In the years following the first concert, an increase of complex presentations, mostly conceived and written by Maverick residents, became popular—along with skits, plays, and pageants. These included the 1917 production of “Catskills’ Rip van Winkle” complete with nude nymphs and a mockery, scorning the Kaiser in 1918. A memorable 1924 production, “The Ark Royale”, featured an 80-foot pirate ship built on the set and burnt to the ground for a most spectacular climax to the performance. But in the midst of the artistic productions, there was another event that took place called “The Festival,” founded by White in 1915 at the recommendation of resident musicians as a means of raising money for the digging of a much-needed well. The Festival’s initial success transformed it into an annual event open to the public and became the central fundraising method for projects at the Colony.

The Festival was a bohemian carnival filled with collective spirit held on the Colony grounds during the afternoon and evening of August’s full moon. As darkness prevailed, the event became a theatrical spectacle with riotous performances by locals, followed by a costume ball that lasted until morning. The spectacle was originally held in a stone quarry, but as the Festival attendees grew to greater proportions and outgrew the area, the Maverick Theater was built for the event in 1924. Festival-goers passionately embraced the annual theme with outrageous costumes and avant-garde behavior. Eventually this type of unconventional conduct attracted more than just locals, and visitors from afar came to get a peak at scantily-dressed women or of a particularly renowned painter in outlandish attire. However, growing popularity also gave way to the presence of unsavory sorts of outsiders—namely gamblers and bootleggers in an age of Prohibition. The New York Herald Tribune reported over 6,000 in attendance in 1929, and an estimated 2,000 more gate-crashers marred the Festival with reports of difficulty in audience control, drunken brawls, robberies,

and even rapes. With the necessary intervention by the State Patrol, by 1930 local censure and protest called the event “sinful and immoral” and White was, eventually, compelled to suspend the Maverick Festival in 1931 following 16 prosperous events. White felt the festivals had fallen victim to strong outside forces and were being led toward a materialistic end. This was the end of an era of Festival fanaticism. The Colony returned to the more subdued artistic endeavors and musical concerts, which have made Maverick Concerts America’s oldest continuous summer chamber music festival and winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Maverick Concerts, the Maverick Colony, and the quiet arts colony of Byrdcliffe continue the vision of Hervey White as a summer music venue. They represent a venerable tradition of community respect for the “liberal others” in the populace. For more information, concert schedules, and history of Maverick go to or call 845679-8348 or 845-679-8217.

Edwards moved it into his studio where it remained for 20 years. The horse was moved in 1979 to the Maverick Concert stage and was mounted on a stone base.

And we thought Woodstock ’69 was groundbreaking? Posing for a panoramic at the Maverick Festival, circa 1920s.


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PHOTO CREDITS, PAGE 91 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Dashing Young Men by Stowall Studios, Woodstock, NY. 1920-1929. This group photograph includes (from right to left) Mr. Reisner, Al Peters, Mr. Temple, Ted Milner, and Wedge Smith, all in costume for the festival. Woodstock Public Library District, Taking a Break from the Festivities by Stowall Studios, ~1920. A group, with many children, is taking a break to have a snack in the tall grass of the Maverick grounds.

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Peggy Bacon and Friends by Stowall Studios, Woodstock, ~1920. Peggy Bacon (left) a popular author and illustrator of children’s books, poses with Isabella Howland (second from left), Alex Brooks (second from right), and an unidentified man. Actor and Actress Posing by Stowall Studios, Woodstock, ~1924. Scene from Comedy of Errors with two unidentified members of the Percival Vivian Players posing. Open Air Theater. Woodstock Public Library District. Hervey White. This photo was taken in about 1903 by an unidentified photographer. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Fairie(ly) charming by Stowall Studios, Woodstock, ~1920. Woodstock Public Library District, 1916 Maverick Concert Hall today by Simon Russell.

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A Great View From Everywhere by Stowall Studios, Woodstock, NY, ~1923 A large audience sits along rough-hewn bleachers, and on the rocks, waiting for a performance to begin. Woodstock Public Library District. Previous: panoramic Courtesy of the Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Left: Festival programs, 1916, 1921 and 1931. Go online to and click on menu option “VISIT THE EXHIBITION” for incredible sepia photos of personalities from the early Maverick Festivals and events. Also go to Hudson River Valley Heritage at and put Maverick Festival Collection into the site’s Search to see the Woodstock Public Library’s photography collection.

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The night of fright is something to behold in the environs of the Valley— some are for family fear and some are for the older ghouls and boys.


tions include a one-mile hayride, a labyrinth style corn maze, three professionally created haunted houses, four food concessions, as well as Ghoulish Gifts, Magic Moon Gifts, Scarewear, Fear Gear, and Witchy Woman gift shops. Although this event is for family fun, children under 5 are not allowed in the evening, and it is not recommended for children under 8. However, the special children’s day— “A Tiny Taste of Terror” held on Saturday, October 9 from 12 to 3:30pm—tones down its scare level, offering a daylight hayride with a friendly storyteller telling scary tales. Also enjoy a walk through the corn maze, haunted gardens, country games, face painting, and entertainment. The perfect outing for families with young children. The event season starts on October 1. Visit for a full schedule. 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park. 845-339-2666.

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Haunted Huguenot Street

An annual seven house tour focusing on the “dark” side of one of the oldest streets in the Hudson Valley. The district is entirely lighted with ball jars projecting a sinister, eerie feeling. Over 330 years of ghosts, superstitions, witches, and tales sure to raise the hair on the back of your neck will be hauntingly told by your evening’s guide who will transport you back to the colonial era of this quaint street. The hour-long tour will fill you with stories

The 45 acres of haunted property includes intimidating woods, peculiar ponds, and ghoulish décor throughout the forest, making this just about the best theatrical Halloween event around. The “family-oriented” attrac-

Freak Out and start off the night with the oldest ongoing town tradition and, possibly, the first-ever parade of its kind. In fact, it started so long ago no one remembers when! Over the decades it’s grown to a size with hun-

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about wriggling snakes, tree roots that come alive at night, misery at the hands of jealous neighbors, and the screams of a brokenhearted Indian boy that can still be heard in the Catskills today. Haunted Huguenot Street is designed for those twelve and up. On-site childcare is available for younger children. Tours start at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center. Historical Huguenot Street, New Paltz. Call 845-255-1660 for info.

Don’t be alarmed—there’s enough Halloween horror and panic for everyone.

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dreds of participants all costumed up. Begins at 6pm at Main Street and Manheim Blvd., New Paltz and ends at the fire house for treats.

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Night of 100 Pumpkins

Carve or paint a pumpkin and bring your creation to The Bakery on October 30 for judging. Write your name, phone, and age on the back. On Halloween Night, October 31, come back between 6 and 8pm to see the pumpkins all lit up and aglow. Free pumpkin bread, cocoa, and hot cider. Lots of prizes! 13A North Front Street, New Paltz. For info call 845-255-8840. 100

The New Paltz Youth Program runs a haunted house at its youth center, still referred to by its former name, the “Teen Scene.” The house is transformed and almost entirely run by the teenagers who use the program. The Youth Program’s Haunted House is $3 for adults and $2 for children under the age of 18. It will be open on October 30 and October 31 from 6 to 11pm. Proceeds go to improve services for the area’s youth. 220 Main Street. For more information call 845-255-5140.

Called New York’s “most interactive haunted attraction,” this takes Halloween escapades to the “ex-scream.” 2010 visitors will experience spooky interactions they’ve never done or seen before with a storyline allowing guests to become part of the show. Plus state-of-the-art video technology presenting mysterious illusions and an all-new type of terror. Opens on September 24 and continues until October 31 at Poughkeepsie’s Bowdoin Park. A special Kids’ Day will be held on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) offering a nightmare-free show for youngsters with pumpkin painting, shows, and trick-ortreating with friendly monsters. Adults $12; Kids $10. Haunted House hours: Fridays, 7-11pm; Saturdays, 7pm-12am; Sundays, 6-9pm; Thursdays, 7-10pm. For Haunted House ticket prices and more info call 845297-2288 or visit

Frankenstein’s Fortress

Clermont State Historic Site hosts “Legends by Candlelight” tours of the museum and its grounds to discover the ghosts and spooks of the Livingston family, the original inhabitants of this Hudson River mansion. Period decorations grace the house as the wispy descendents creep about. October 22, 23, 29, and 30. Reservations are strongly recommended. Half hour tours begin at 6:30pm; the last tour is 9pm. $10 adults and $4 for children 12 and under. 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown. For more info call

This is the 14th year this fabulously frightening fortress lines its haunted, twisted trail with imaginative scenarios and improvisational theater. Created by area artist Pete Wing, of Wing’s Castle, and community kids and volunteers. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October; Fri. and Sat. 6:30-9:30pm. Sun. 6:308:30pm. $15 for adults; $5 children under 10. 86 Creamery Rd. (follow Route 82), Stanfordville. For more info and rain cancellations call 845-868-7782.

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Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

Not exactly Halloween, but still gives the eerie aura of a full moon. Plus it’s the only time that the Hudson Valley Rail Trail is open after dark. Starts at the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot at 101 New Paltz Road and continues to Tony Williams Park at Riverside Road. A 2.5 mile round-trip leisurely walk with a bonfire, storyteller, donuts, popcorn, and cider served. Bring flashlights. Dogs, pets, bikes, scooters, roller blades, and skateboards not permitted. Admission is $5 for adults and kids over 6; children 6 and under are free. September 24, 7 to 8:30pm.


One can only imagine how Halloween costumes could beat out the typical Woodstockian couture—but they do. Tinker Street, void of cars, becomes a scene from the Rocky Horror Picture Show and then some. Complete with music and outrageous outfits that befit the town’s reputation. All ages march and are welcome. Post-parade treats are handed out by the town’s merchants and festivities continue at the Village Green. For more information call 845-679-6234.

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Over 300 years ago, a small band of Huguenots founded a new community — New Paltz. Their independence came out of their conviction. That spirit remains strong in New Paltz today. See their colonial stone houses in their orginal village setting. Visit our museum shop. Hike our marshland nature walk. Walk the Rail Trail. Make a day of it with shopping and dining in our funky, charming downtown, which is just steps away.

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September 18 and 19; 25 and 26

September 18 and 25, 2pm

September 18 and 19, 25 and 26

Street Whys: Anecdotes & Lore of Kingston

D&H Canal Five Locks Trail Tour

Hudson River Valley Ramble

View vintage photos, maps, and text that tell the origin of Kingston’s street names. Talk to City of Kingston Historian and Friends of Historic Kingston member Edwin M. Ford, whose half century of research yielded this new exhibit for 2010 in the gallery at the Fred J. Johnston Museum. Corner of Wall and Main Streets, Kingston from 1 to 4pm. 845-339-0720;

An easy walk following the towpath of the High Falls segment of the D&H Canal, a major transportation route of the 19th century. The trail is a National Historic Landmark. Free tours begin at 2pm at the D&H Canal Museum at 23 Mohonk Road. The Museum will also be open 11am to 5pm for additional guided museum tours for $4. Weekends 845-687-9311;

Over 200 exciting events are being offered this year, including hikes, bikes, walks, historic site tours, festivals, paddles, and river explorations all over the Hudson Valley. From the Dutch Heritage Weekend to an Historical Bicycle Tour of Olde Fishkill. Some events free. 888-543-4590;

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waterfront area during the 19th cnetury, when it flourished into a prosperous maritime village and major Hudson River port. Departure from the Kingston Heritage Area Visitor Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston. Adults $5; Children under 16 $2. 845-331-7517; September 16 through September 19

October 2, from 5 to 7pm


Marshall & Sterling League National finals for enjoyment of World-class equestrian jumping. 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties; Times/Events 845-246-8833 or 845-246-5515 (during horse shows);

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September 25, 11am to 3pm

Phillies Bridge Farm Fair & Art Auction

A free, fun family event with a live local art auction and a silent auction featuring local goods and services. Rain date: October 2. Supports sustainable farming in the Hudson Valley. 45 Phillies Bridge Rd, New Paltz; 845-256-9108; September 25 and 26 Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

The 22nd Garlic Festival is all to do with garlic, plus music, dance, delicious food, camaraderie, and fun. Rain or shine. Adults $10; Children under 12 free with adult. No pets. Cantine Field, Saugerties. 845-246-3090; September 25, 11am

Rondout District Walking Tour

A nice stroll that traces the rise of the Kingston’s 108

A Victorian-themed whimsical game of croquet on our manicured green here on the Street! Players of all levels, including novices, are welcomed to convene for a friendly evening game. Lemonade, wine, and other refreshments will be provided. No rain date. Held on Deyo Lawn. $10/$9 for Friends of Huguenot Street. 845 255-1660;

October 2, at 2pm

Stockade Historic District Walking Tour

An historic, two-hour narrated walk through New York’s largest intact early Dutch settlement and neighborhood where the state was born in 1777. Includes tour of c.1812 Johnston House interior featuring 18th and early 19th century furnishings and decorative arts. Adults $10; children under 16, $5. October 2, departs at 2pm from the Friends Museum; corner Wall and Main streets, uptown Kingston. 845-339-0720;

October 2

Heart of the Hudson Valley Bounty Fest Celebration of four decades of farming. Featuring crafts, farmers’ market, green expo, from-thekitchen contests, entertainment, and more. Rain date, Sunday, October 3. Adults $5; Seniors $2; Under 18 FREE. Cluett-Schantz Memorial Park, 1801-1805 Route 9W, Milton. 845-464-2789;

Celebration of the Arts

For Hudson Valley Fine Artists, Writers, Performers, and Those Who Love Them. Aspiring and professional fine artists from the Hudson Valley participate in this annual event, pay it forward, and create community by nurturing those just beginning their journey. October 9 from 11am to 5pm. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 845-2552713;

October 16 from 10am to 6pm

Fall Home Show and Green Fair

The Hudson Valley’s biggest showcase of home improvement products and services both traditional and “green-aware.” Whether you’re building or renovating, this exhibition will provide inspiration. October 16 from 10am to 6pm MAC Fitness, Kingston Plaza, 334 Plaza Rd., Kingston. 845-338-2887;

October 24 at 4pm

“Follow the River” Lecture Series

Photographer Randy Duchaine gives an interesting talk about his book, New York Waters – Profiles from the Edge. Will also feature a book-signing. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. 845-338-0071;

November 6 at 7pm

Kingston Point Moonlight Hike October 10

“Taste of Italy” Festival

Take an imaginary culinary trek to Italy without leaving Kingston! This fiesta features crafts, music, and lots of Italian epicurean delights. October 10 at the Rondout Waterfront, Kingston. Time not yet scheduled. Call Savona’s for date/time/info 845339-6800. (click on events).

October 19 from 1 to 3pm

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Mad about Alice? Here’s a unique event. The Mad March Hare and his friends invite you to a special tea inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland’s adventures. The formal dining room of the DuBois fort will be turned into a madcap


October 9 from 11am to 5pm

A family-friendly event with a variety of activities for children and adults. Free, however some crafts and activities have a nominal fee. October 10, opens at 10am. Forsyth Nature Center, Lucas Ave., Kingston. 845-331-1682,

and memorial tea party. Enjoy tea, treats, and games. Advanced registration strongly recommended. October 19 from 1 to 3pm. Advanced tickets $40 for two and $10 each family member. 845-255-1660;

Explore Kingston Point during fall in the moonlight. Explore the park and learn the history of the Point’s “Rotary Park” while seeking out beavers, bats, owls, rabbits, and other nocturnal animals. November 6 at 7pm Kingston Point Park, Lucas Avenue, Kingston. $5 admission. To register call 845-331-1682, ext 132; November 6 from 10am to 4pm

HV Artisans Guild Fall Colors Craft Show

Forsyth Nature Center Fall Festival

October 10


Quality hand-crafted items. November 6 from 10am to 4pm, Spackenkill High School, 115 Spackenkill Rd., Poughkeepsie.

vendors using the latest and standard techniques. Purchase all you need for your own passionate hobby. $6 admission. Building A at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck. 845876-4000;

Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 2pm

“The Walls That Talk” Walk                     November 21 from 10am to 5pm

Rosendale International Picklefest

Pickles, pickled foods, vendors, prizes—fun! November 21 from 10am to 5pm, Rosendale Community Center, Route 32 South, Rosendale. 845-658-9649;

The Matthew Persen House is a 17th-century limestone remnant of the days just after Kingston and the rest of the Dutch colony of New Netherland came under British control. Located in Kingston’s 1658 Stockade National Historic District. View more than 20,000 artifacts, some dating back to 1230 BC. Free guided tours Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 2pm. 74 John Street, Kingston. 845-340-3040.

Dutchess County:

September 18 from 9am to 4pm; September 19 from 10am to 4pm

Gigantic Free Flea Market and Garage Sale Over 350 vendors at this rain or shine indoor/ outdoor event. Food court. No pets. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck. 845876-4000;

September 18 from 10am to 5pm; September 19 from 10am to 4pm

The Hidden Beauty of Stone Saturdays and Sundays until Columbus Day

Trolley Museum of New York

Ride along the majestic Hudson River. Antique trolleys and Visitors Center. Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays until Columbus Day. Admission includes trolley ride and museum: Adults $5, Seniors (62+) $3, Children (2-12) $3, Children under 2 free. 89 East Strand, PO Box 2291, Kingston. 845-331-3399; 110

September 18 from 10am to 5pm; September 19 from 10am to 3pm

Rhinebeck Stamp Art Show

The best of what rubber stamping and paper arts has to offer. View paper artwork from talented

The 40th Mid-Hudson Gem & Mineral Society’s annual show and sale featuring over 30 gem, mineral, and jewelry dealers, wholesalers, lapidary demonstrations, a fluorescent mineral exhibit, six free rocks for kids, and several mineral exhibits. Adults $5; Seniors $4; Students $2; Children under 12 FREE with adults. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845-471-1224.

Don’t be sheepish! An enjoyable event for the entire family. Llamas, alpacas, and sheep shows/ sales, wool crafting, mohair fleece sale, cooking demos, children’s activities, sheep-to-shawl demonstrations, and more. No pets. Purchase advanced tickets, more info at

Open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 5pm through September


available. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck. $9 admission (get discount coupon on Facebook). Free parking. 845-876-1989;

Wethersfield Farm and House

Crafts at Rhinebeck

Quality, local artisans exhibit and sell their select hand-crafted arts and crafts. The event incorporates a family festival with children’s activities, a petting zoo, and hayrides. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck. 845-876-4001;

Kaatsbaan Academy of Dance The Hann Cabaret Show

Call for ticket prices. Also on October 21 watch a FREE rehearsal of the Buglisi Dance Theatre at 2pm. Call for additional fall performances at this beautiful 153-acre historic site and former estate of Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandparents with performance hall. 120 Broadway, Tivoli. Shows/Ticket Info: 845-757-5106, ext.2;

October 9 from 10am to 5pm; October 10 from 11am to 4pm

Rhinebeck Antique’s Fair

An antique lover’s paradise. From vendors with dollar-bins to valuable antiquities from centuries past. Indoors, rain or shine. Free parking. Delivery

October 16 from 9am to 5pm; October 17 from 10am to 5pm

Dutchess Sheep & Wool Festival

Shuttle runs seven days a week with reservation

National Park Service Free Shuttle

Called “The Roosevelt Ride” this freebie is perfect for a day trip for those who take Metro-North and need transportation to explore the heritage of Hyde Park’s National Park sites. You’ll be picked up at the Poughkeepsie train station at 11am for a day of sightseeing. The shuttle will bring you to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, including his life-long home, “Springwood”, the nation’s first Presidential Library & Museum, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill), and “Top Cottage”, FDR’s retreat. For your return trip the shuttle picks you up at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor’s Center at 5pm—you are taken back to the train station in time for the 5:43pm train that arrives at Grand Central at 7:39pm. Call 845-229-5320 or visit or

October 2 and 3 from 10am to 5pm

October 15 at 7:30pm

A magnificent complex on 1,200 acres in northeast Dutchess County. Visit the historic Wethersfield House Museum, Gardens, Carriage House, and Farm situated at an elevation of 1,200 feet, the highest point in the region with panoramic views all around. 214 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia. Info/reservations 845-373-8037;



Katsbaan Phoenicia

Saugerties Tivoli



W. Hurley

Red Hook Pine Plains

Ashokan Reservoir


Rock City Millerton

Kingston Peekamoose



Hurley Port Ewen Eddyville Stone Ridge

Ulster Park Rosendale

High Falls


Bulls Head







Pleasant Valley

New Paltz


Clinton Hollow Clinton Corners

Minnewaska State Park



Dover Plains

Moores Mill


Clove Milton Wingdale

Pine Bush


Beekman Marlboro



Wappinger Falls

Hopewell Junction

W. Pawling Pawling


ACCOMMODATIONS & SPAS Body Of Truth Clove Cottages Emerson Resort & 17 Harmony 20 Hudson Valley Resort and Spa La Duchesse 20 Minnewaska 18 Pinegrove Ranch & Family Resort The Rhinecliff Hotel The Village Inn & 22 ART & CULTURE Bard College/ 11 Briada Traditions Historic Huguenot 106 Shadowland Theatre Unison Arts Center ASSOCIATIONS/NOT FOR PROFITS Catskill Animal Sanctuary Kingston Uptown Business Association Rondout Valley Growers Association Hudson Valley Seed Library Hudson Valley Wine 63 Ulster County Tourism...back page Woodstock Animal 77

EVENT VIDEOS Artists’ Soapbox Derby Bounty Of The Hudson Wine Fest Celebration Of The Arts Garlic Festival High Falls Sunday Market Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest Jenny Bell Pie Fest Quadricentennial Flotilla Quilt Garden & Studio Tour Rochester History Day Rondout Valley Garden Tour RV Growers Association Farm Tour Taste Of New Paltz Ulster County Fair FARMS/MARKETS/VINEYARDS Apple Bin Farm 31 Bell’s Christmas Tree 76 Burd’s 37 C’est 37 Davenport 34 Emmanuel’s Market 38 Jenkins & Lueken 29 Kelder’s Farm 30 Merchant Wine & 62 My Market

Palaia 63 Peters Market Saunderskill 30 Sheeley’s Farm Stand Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits Woodstock Wine & 63 Wright 24 FARMER’S MARKETS Ellenville Farmers’ Market Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market Kingston Farmers’ Market Millerton Farmer’s Market HEALTH & MEDICAL Always 104 Dedrick’s Pharmacy & 65 Dr. Samira Y. 71 Essence MediSpa HealthAlliance 70 Lez Rx Pharmacy Mountain Valley Manor Adult Home Northern Dutchess 105 Rosendale Acupuncture Shape-Up 23

HOME & GARDEN A&M 83 Agway-New Paltz & Red 74 Bare 64 Bell’s 76 Cabinet 82 Carpet 86 Catherine Gerry 97 Compact Excavation Country Flowers Country Wisdom 94 Croswell Enterprises Dawn’s Dog 102 DCN Woodworking Fireside 78 Four Seasons 83 Gallo’s of 77 Greenman Garden 77 Herzog Home 84 Hudson Valley 88 Ingrained 97 J.R. Logging & Bulldozing Jeff Collins Stone 86 High Falls 9 Masseo Landscape, 75 Mike’s 81 Moose 66


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N&S 89 Nectar 10 Sanitall Green 88 Spruce Design & 8 Tender Land 66 The Greenhouse at 65 The Mad 78 The Nest 95 Rice Plumbing & 87 Ulster Savings 71 Victoria 72 Weaver Plumbing & 89 REAL ESTATE Duchess Farm Equ. 90 Heather Martin 96 Mary Collins Real 90 PRG Realty RECREATION Alpine 18 Belleayre Mountain Ski Bluehole Swimming Hole Buttermilk Falls Climbing The Gunks Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill Favata’s Table Rock 22 Hike Up Bonticou Crag Historic Huguenot 106 HITS Horse 112 Hudson Highlands Hike Kaaterskill Falls 114

Lake Minnewaska Mountain Wings Hang Gliding Ulster Landing Park Vernooy Kill Falls Walkway Over The Hudson Rider Park Sam’s Point Preserve Saugerties Beach Saugerties Lighthouse Trail Seamon Park Springwood, Home Of FDR RESTAURANTS/CAFES Aromathyme 47 Barnaby’s 50 Bistro Mountain 59 Brio’s 46 Bywater 42 Cafe 37 Cancelliere 58 C’est 37 Cherries 58 Depuy Canal 48 Dominick’s 57 Friends and Family II 59 Foster’s Coachouse 49 Gabriel’s 48 Gendron 57 Gina Marie’s Timeless Sweets Gomen-Kudasai Japanese Noodles Harvest 55 High Falls 47

La Duchess 20 Lucky Chocolates Lucy’s 56 Main Course 50 Northern Spy 34 Reservoir 56 Ricciardella’s 46 Savona’s 42 Skytop Steak House & Brewing... pg 55 Sportsman’s Alamo 46 Suruchi Indian The Alternative Baker The Big Cheese The Inn at Stone 49 The Last 48 SCHOOLS/EDUCATION Childrens Media Project From The Ground Up High Meadow School SHOPPING Alan’s Affordable Computers Archer Fine Art & Framing B&L 103 Binnewater Ice 45 Campers Barn Colonial 2 Columbia Beauty & 103 Favata’s Table Rock 22 Genesis 39 George Cole 106

Hansen Caviar Company High Falls 9 Hudson Valley 22 Lotus Jewelry Designs Lucky Chocolates Nectar 10 Pegasus 115 Potter 3 RK Royal King 102 Sav-On Party Center Stone Ridge 23 Tender Land 66 The Rhinebeck Artist’s 68 Water Street 69 SPIRITUAL Christ the King Episcopal Church Reverend Diane 39 TOWN VIDEOS Visit Accord Visit Beacon Visit New Paltz Visit Phoenicia Visit Rhinebeck Visit Saugerties Visit Uptown Kingston Visit Woodstock TRAVEL Stewart 4

With color everywhere and 350 miles of hiking and biking trails within its quarter million acres of forever-wild lands, Ulster County is alive with vibrant communities, marinas, art, antiques, music, beautifully prepared fresh food, luxury spas, and cozy lodgings. So, bring the family for the day or a weekend, and enjoy just how alive our part of the world can be.

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