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Hudson Valley Gift Basket (to make or buy)

GIOny Jan 1, 2013 11:27 AM

I would like to either make or buy a gift basket that would have items from the Hudson Valley area. Any ideas of what I could put in such a basket or do you know of places that sell them? My first thought is probably not even Hudson Valley, but it's the NY state syrup I see for sale in shops and when traveling along the thruway. Any other suggestions?

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    Solstice444 Jan 2, 2013 08:32 AM

    Beer: Captain Lawrence, Keegan, Sloop are all bottled, you can get growlers of other beers such as from Newburgh Brewing and Rushing Duck but that might be hard to fit in a gift basket.

    Wine: Whitecliff, Brotherhood, Stoneridge, Millbrook are all good Hudson Valley wineries.

    Cheese: Sprout Creek Farm is a good local one...check out Adams as chowdom suggested to find other local cheeses.

    Adams also has locally made sausage and bacon from Mountain Smokehouse or something like that...I forget the exact name, but it needs to be refrigerated.

    Many places also have local jams, jellies, salsas, pickles...you just have to poke around. I love this gift idea, and did just the beer/wine version for my dad this Christmas. Good luck!

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      GIOny Jan 3, 2013 10:46 AM

      Thank you these are all great ideas.

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        MRS Jan 3, 2013 04:53 PM

        2 thumbs up on Millbrook Winery- esp the Tocai Fruliano!! What about pies or wonderful bread from Bread Alone in Woodstock??

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          GIOny Jan 4, 2013 07:55 AM

          I have wanted to get up to Millbrook Winery for the longest time, I really have to put it on my to do list for this year! Thanks for the Bread Alone suggestion.

      2. chowdom Jan 1, 2013 12:23 PM

        For starters: Beer/s, wine/s, jam/s, coffee/s, chocolate/s, cheese/s, foie Gras, Smoked duck breast... I would include Stone Barns honey ( I'm addicted)
        I prefer to put my own together but it is more labor intensive.
        GiGi's will put something together for you
        http://www.gigihudsonvalley.com/market-cafe.html
        http://adamsfarms.com/
        I would suggest going with one of the farm stores but many of them are seasonal
        Good luck and enjoy

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          wincountrygirl Jan 1, 2013 12:20 PM

          Hudson valley foie gras!!!

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