“We don’t want to sell you something from a national or international conglomerate that doesn’t care about our community, doesn’t care about the environment or their employees,” says Chef Marcus Guiliano. “We just can’t support a company that does that. We’ve seen it in Ellenville. Even if 12 people lose their job here, that’s an impact.”
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Now its 27th year, the event, which began as a food festival, is now much more.
With the age of the average American farm operator now about 59, young farmers are desperately needed. Among other qualifications, applicants must be personable team players with good communications and computer skills. They must also want to live and work in the Hudson Valley, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Called ProFarmers, the farmers in training earn about $30,000 a year and full benefits, and they have the option of modest free housing at the Farm Hub.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10: InStyle magazine named it one of the “18 Best Wine Festivals across America.” Fifty New York wineries, ten New York breweries, seven cideries and 15 distilleries will be represented.
Sunday, Sept. 10: Vanderbilt Garden Association hosts annual tea and Michael Harney of Harney & Sons this Sunday
Lagusta Yearwood remembers her mother with her latest innovation at Commissary, a vegan oasis in New Paltz. Here’s where the mitzvah wall (the word means “good deed”) comes into play: A customer can purchase a treat of any sort for anyone who may be short of cash or merely in need of a pick-me-up. The customer can describe someone as imaginatively as they wish – a lonely vegan, a kilt-wearing Scot yearning for a good cup of tea, a blue-eyed dog-lover – and post their offering in a note to the wall. When someone matching the description comes along, they can claim their iced coffee or pickle plate or macaron.
Friday, August 18-Sunday, August 20: Sixty teams vie for top honors at the Hudson Valley RibFest in New Paltz this weekend.
It’s a classic of its type: a Silk City Diner, known in its day as the Cadillac of diners. Roughly 1,500 of them were turned out by the company between 1926 and 1966. The counter’s original Formica top bears the dark wear marks of hundreds of thousands of elbows bent over as many cups of coffee.
Saturday, July 15: After treating the pigs to watermelon, visitors will enjoy a gourmet vegan barbecue prepared by Sanctuary chefs.
Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16: The vinegarmaking at Our Lady of the Resurrection began four decades ago, when the monastery’s founder, Benedictine monk Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette, came across a vinegar recipe dating to the Middle Ages.