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Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Hold First Ever Fall Markets

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The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market typically ends around early September, but this year, the farmers’ market will be open in the fall.

Fall is typically the end of local farmers’ markets, as more people opt to go to farms for pick-your-own season and festivities. But according to a Facebook event, the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will continue into the fall for its first-ever fall market. The fall market will take place each Monday in October. There will be markets on October 5, October 12, October 19, and October 26. The markets will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Hudson Valley Ice Cream Shop to Host Princess Meet and Greet |

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Growing up I remember there were only a few fairytale princesses, now their are so many and you don’t have to go to a theme park to meet them. Fairytale princesses can be found right here in the Hudson Valley. Dig out you favorite princess outfit and get ready to a little mermaid this weekend.

Calling all ice cream lovers and Princesses fans. This Sunday you are invited to join The Frozen Caboose and Starlight Studio for an afternoon of fairytale princesses and frozen treat. The temperatures might be cooler but this event will warm your hearts. It a Princesses Meet & Greet and your entire family is invited to enjoy the fairytale fun.

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Remy’s Local Does Farm-to-Table Delivery in the Hudson Valley

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The grocery service connects upstate and New York City residents with local farmers through weekly deliveries that are as fresh as it gets.

As many a Hudson Valleyite knows, farm-to-table life is the good life.

In a region that’s packed to the brim with farms large and small, the support for local produce and goods is less a movement and more a lifestyle. It touches everything from grocery runs to farmers’ markets and meals out at farm-forward restaurants to trips to local boutiques and makers for special finds and services.

Yet when COVID-19 tore through the Valley, farm-to-table businesses felt the pain as online retailers tempted shoppers with contactless, next-day shipping and seemingly endless inventories. After all, if it’s as easy as the click of a button to order an entire cart of groceries, why bother going to the market for local supplies?

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Mallomars Are Back To Save 2020; Practically Being Given Away

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Just when we need them most, New York’s favorite cookie has made its triumphant return.

Every September Nabisco rereleases Mallomars. The marshmallow and graham cracker cookies, coated with rich, dark chocolate have become a tradition in our area. In fact, 70% of all Mallomars are sold right here in the New York Metropolitan area. The famed cookies first went on sale in New Jersey back in 1913 and were only sold from September through March.  The reason was due to warm weather melting the chocolate as it was delivered to stores.  Today, refrigerated trucks could easily solve that problem, but the hysteria surrounding “Mallomar Season” has made the summer intermission of sales more of a marketing decision than a practical one.

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Poughkeepsie Farm Project harvests new leader

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POUGHKEEPSIE — The Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Board of Directors has appointed community activist and entrepreneur, Madeline Henriquez, to serve as the nonprofit’s interim executive director following the resignation of Ray Armater, who served as executive director for the last three years. Board leaders thanked Mr. Armater for his dedication to the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP), a multi-faceted community farm that provides healthy, affordable food and educational enrichment to thousands of city residents.

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Once the railway came to Verbank, a paper mill, ice house, blacksmith soon followed

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During the mid-19th century, railroads provided a critical means of connecting businessmen in small villages and towns throughout Dutchess County to marketplaces outside the region by delivering necessary provisions and also transporting produce and other products from local farms and mills.

Multiple rail lines made regular stops in a rural community that was named Verbank Station, today’s Verbank, a hamlet in the Town of Union Vale. At the time, the area boasted a paper mill and two grist mills.

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National Ice Cream Day This Weekend

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Nothing says summer quite like a delicious ice cream cone (or cup!). Which is why this weekend is a pretty big holiday.

It’s National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 19th. The only way to celebrate is to obviously enjoy your favorite kind of ice cream, obviously, but why not get a special deal on it too?

A ton of chain ice cream stops are offering some pretty great deals to celebrate. And luckily, a few are located right here in the Hudson Valley. FoodandWine.Com has a full list of all the national chains and what they are offering and we’re breaking down what we can find in our neighborhood.

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Dutchess County Fair Introduces Fair Food Weekends

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So maybe fair season isn’t a wash after all.

Back in June, we were hit with the devastating news that there would be no summer county fairs in the Hudson Valley. The Ulster County Fair, Orange County Fair and Dutchess County Fair all announced that due to COVID-19 concerns they would not be opening this summer.

We weren’t too surprised, but it still hurt to hear.

Then across the U.S., we started seeing Fairs do drive-thru food fair events. For example, The Big E in Massachusetts was offering a drive-thru menu so fair-goers could enjoy fair staples like their super-popular Big E Cream Puffs and Big Eclairs.

Well, it looks like our friends at the Dutchess County Fair are on board.

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Local Girl Scouts to Hold Drive-Thru Cookie Event at Mesier Park

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Photo: Paul Morigi/WRRV

Jones-ing for some delicious Girl Scout cookies? Those youthful geniuses have learned how to reinvent their business sales model for “these Covid times.” They will be holding a drive-thru cookie event at Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon.

What is your favorite flavor or type:

  • Thin Mints
  • Samoas
  • Tagalongs
  • Do-si-do’s

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Where to Get Mexican Takeout for Cinco de Mayo in the Hudson Valley

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If you’re looking to get your fix of Mexican food and drink for Cinco de Mayo this year, here’s a full list of Hudson Valley Mexican restaurants offering takeout.

I don’t know about you but I am still going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo like I normally would. Which is drunk off of Coronas and stuffing my face with tacos. This time, I’ll be doing it by getting some takeout from one of the multiple Mexican restaurants in the Hudson Valley. I definitely have my personal favorites in the Hudson Valley, like Chapala Grill, Mexicali Blue, and Cafe Maya. But I have NEVER had bad Mexican food in the Hudson Valley. There are so many amazing restaurants you can’t go wrong with any of them.

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