Prepare to go on an amazing adventure packed with great food, delicious wine and a breathtaking view while dining at a 1700's restored barn in Upstate, New York. 

Chef Jim Gop from Heirloom Fire and Madalena Mieczkowska from Magdalena Events are teaming up with sommelier Victoria James of PIORA to curate a very special dinner featuring wines from Domaine La Tour Vieille and Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux.

The four course dinner will take place at Crested Hen Farms, a beautifully restored 1700's barn in the heart of High Falls, New York. Victoria James will host the event and is bringing Christine Campadieu and Serge Férigoule to explain the passion behind the bottles. 

Heirloom Fire will prepare a meal inspired by the coastal regions of France and their lime-rich soils. This is all cooked over hardwood flame with their signature steel ovens and iron cauldrons. 

Magdalena Events will create an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality using things she always loves: vintage, eclectic and never fussy; personalized French Country style in the beginning of fall with the nostalgic longing for more summer.

If you are a guest coming from the great city of New York, your evening will begin at Piora Restaurant.  Here you will catch a ride on a retro school bus that will transport you on a beautiful scenic ride to Crested Hen Farms. The bus will also bring you back at the night's end. 

Want to learn more?  

Hear more from the chef "HERE"

Read the full menu for the evening and purchase your tickets "HERE"  (Tickets include transportation to High Falls, NY and back to NYC from Piora).

FRED- Nancy Cohen Art Opening

Please join FRED on Friday, October 7th from 6-9PM in High Falls for Nancy Cohen's art opening.  Show will be on display through January 2nd.  

FRED: 1209 Route 213, High Falls, NY

About Nancy:
Nancy Cohen is an artist determinedly out of sync with the times.  While the rest of the world is plastered to their screens, her oil paintings of landscapes and still-lifes evoke the quiet richness of past centuries.   Whether it’s simple objects on a shelf or the road through a field, Nancy’s paintings are about serenity, abundance, fragility, and the pure beauty of light. 

Nancy paints only from life - never a photograph - for it is realness, dimensionality, and imperfection that inspire her.  She eschews romanticism - she is not trying to "pretty up" anything.   She wants to show the beauty of the real - for it is the evidence of use and age in objects, people, and nature that create beauty.

Nancy spends her time painting in a studio that might have belonged to an artist in the 15th century - all murky darkness except for a single source of north light pouring in through the skylights.  This silver light transforms the mundane objects in front of her into luminous shimmering vessels of fragile beauty.  Nancy's challenge is to capture the beauty before her on canvas so that others can see what she sees.

Nancy's paintings align perfectly with her life philosophy.  In painting, if you want bright light, you must have dark shadows. The darker the shadows, the brighter the light.  In life, if you want real joy, you must experience real pain.  The deeper your pain has been, the more profound is your joy when you find it.

Nancy studied at the Art Students League of New York with Gregg Kreutz.   She has participated in the Laumeister Fine Arts show at the Bennington Arts Center in Vermont, has been represented by the Gayle Fedigan Gallery and the Mark Gruber Gallery in upstate New York, and has won awards at the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Art Students League of New York.  She lives in New Paltz, New York.

Best breakfast / brunch: The Roost

The Roost // Stone Ridge

Located in Stone Ridge NY, The Roost offers farm to table dining for lunch and dinner.  From fresh, house-made sausage, to chicken and waffles, to their signature sandwiches and salads, The Roost has options for all palates. Featuring Stumptown Coffee and Boylan’s Sodas and Kagan Meats. Owners Pete and Stacy Sindt. Chef Ty Baughman.


The Gunks Art Trail / Hudson Valley Magazine

Congrats to Sevan Melikyan from Wired Gallery and artist, Michele Riddell -the map they produced has won the Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Best Of” in the New Arts Initiative department.  

The Gunks Art Trail / Ulster County

It’s no secret that the mid-Hudson is home to artists of all types. Viewing the work of our creative neighbors got easier last May with the debut publication of the Gunks Art Trail. This colorful guide gives the locations of museums, galleries, artist studios, libraries — along with restaurants, B&Bs, and other attractions — in the eight communities that surround the Shawangunk Ridge. Paper copies of this fun and funky map are available from Ulster County Tourism, but the online version, which can be found at the Web site below, is a cinch to navigate — and just a click away. 682-564-5613; www.gunksarttrail.com "

Full story at: Hudson Valley Magazine


Heart and Home Event at Field and Barn

Last night in High Falls, New York- Linda O'Keefe's new book, Heart and Home, makes its debut at Ron Sharky's Field and Barn.  We stopped by and snapped a few photos at the event.  Congrats to Linda O'Keefe and the many houses featured in the book including our friends' Ron Sharkey, Brian McCarthy, Gary Swenson and Haynes Llewellyn...  

If you missed your chance to get a copy last night, pick one up at the Green Cottage in High Falls.


Market Market press on www.andnorth.com

New Age Comfort Food Aplenty At This Hudson Valley Restaurant
Market Market | Rosendale, NY

words: Alyssa D. Benjamin // images: Caitlinn Mahar Daniels

Full article at: Andnorth.com

It was the pursuit of more space and natural surroundings that first drew Jenifer Constantine and Trippy Thompson from Williamsburg to Rosendale in 2007. “Summers are amazing here, and the intense lushness that the whole area becomes is the stuff of life,” Jenifer says. “Between the farms, and the food, and the color, and the growth – it’s pretty amazing.”

What seemed financially unattainable in Brooklyn was fully realized upstate when the couple opened Market Market, a cafe´and concert venue across the street from the Trailways bus station.

As eclectic as it is small-town familiar, Market Market invites the artistically-inclined in every regard. Exposed iron piping, wire-backed bar chairs and salvaged wooden accents salute the provincial nature of its previous occupiers, the Springtown Green Grocer – a local market that once featured fresh organic produce, vegetarian-friendly lunches and a steaming station.

In addition to offering a full cafe and dinner menu, Market Market hosts a variety of performances, including disco dance parties, karaoke, and monthly tribute nights called “TributiAon” (past themes have included Burt Bacharach and Fleetwood Mac). “I don’t ever want it to be a niche´ spot, and I’m proud when it feels like a community,” she says, referring to the diversity of Market Market’s customers. “It happens…and it’s striking when it happens.”

Founders' Day Art Show and Celebration, July 26, 2014

On Saturday, July 26, held under a large tent at the High Falls “International Airport” (Sheeley's Farm Airport at Lucas Tpke and Fairview Ave), the second running of the Marbletown Founders’ Day will be headlined by the Founders’ Day Art Show, curated by Wired Gallery, featuring 30 local professional artists and artisans working in a wide array of media. (see list of participants below). A portion of the sales will benefit the Stone Ridge Library.

This year’s events will also present a unique art competition organized by Element 22 of High Falls culminating with an auction, also benefiting the Stone Ridge Library. A panel of jurors will select winners from 20 Founders’ Day banners, submitted by professional artists and children, and award cash prizes. 

The visual arts display will be richly augmented by an eclectic assortment of performing artists who will perform hourly segments throughout the day in the event’s performing arts stage. Artists include the duet of Steve Gorn and Thomas Workman (10:30 a.m.), the Kurt Henry Band (12:00 p.m.), Don Haynie & Sheryl Samuel (1:30 p.m.), and a special treat of interactive dance by the Vanaver Caravan (3:00 p.m.).

There will also be live demonstrations of “Birds of Prey,” with local NYSDEC wildlife rehabilitator Annie Mardiney, on the art of silver smithing, and on the topic of grave-stone graphics that adorn many of the local headstones of ages past.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Marbletown. Admission is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Participating artists:
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Brinton Baker, Joan Barker, Loel Barr, Nina Birnbaum, Marshall Borris, Anne Coleman, Lynne Friedman, Nate Hausburg, Judith Hoyt, Warren Hurley, Monika Kretschmar, Leonie Lacouette, Daniel Malpica, Andrea McFarland, Kathleen McGuiness, Paul Mindell, Rich Morris, Alexandra Negoita, Mike O'Donnell, Nancy Ostrovsky, Marilynn Richter, Elizabeth Rickard, Marilynn Rowley, Karen Schaffel, Chris Seubert, Kaete Shaw, Jim Smith, Nita Steketee, Andrey Tamarchenko, Jean Tansey

 Sat July 26  //  10:00am - 6:00pm @ Sheeley's Farm Airport, High Falls, NY