When Ralph and Mary Adamucci began selling vegetables out of their farmstand in 1919, they probably had no intention of building a Hudson Valley grocery and nursery dynasty. Adams is currently gearing up for its much-anticipated Garden Shows.
Without a recommendation from a trusted friend, it can feel like you’re looking in the Yellow Pages for a place to get married. I decided to consult the pros — people in the wedding business, people in the know about what works and what doesn’t, people who have their own favorite places with their own special memories of working there. I turned to a wedding officiant, florists, musicians, photographers and caterers to tell me where they’ve really enjoyed doing their jobs.
Pages with potations.”We want to be as hospitable as we can be… We’re staying open later for professionals just getting off work, or night-owls who want a cup of coffee or a savory pie at 10 p.m.”
The Choi Sisters serve healthy fare in a warm atmosphere in Woodstock.
The small café, located on West Market St. in Red Hook, offers luncheon items – burgers, salads, cold noodles – along with smoothies, tea, baked goods and a fun time with a bevy of adoptable kittens and cats. Patrons can sit with their entrées and drinks and witness a roomful of felines as they play, eat, groom, nap.
“Your career has to be about mind/body/chocolate every day. That’s my philosophy.”
Heads up and eyes open! ‘Tis the season to gaze in wonder at the holiday light shows mounted in neighborhoods and commercial venues far and wide.
You’ve got your pick of Douglas fir, Canaan fir, concolor fir, Serbian spruce, Colorado blue spruce, balsam fir, grand fir, Korean fir, Meyer spruce, Fraser fir and Fralsam fir. Holly the Dog runs alongside as we cruise through sections planted in each of these varieties, and Gordie talks about the Bell family having worked this farm since the 1900s.
Saturday, Dec. 2: The festivities include a Holiday Restaurant Crawl, a cozy bonfire with s’mores, live bands, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice-carving and a tree-lighting on the Village Green at 4:30.
Sunday, Dec. 3: The Chamber of Commerce combines forces with the citizenry and more than 30 local businesses to bring joy to one and all. Children between the ages of 1 to 12 will be eligible to enter for a chance to win a coveted bike and more than 250 other prizes.