Food, Wine, and Grape Stomping Festivals Galore!

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene in September 2015

The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest (www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com) celebrates its 14th year on September 12 and 13 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Don’t forget, the event is a New York Registered Farm Market, so purchase a bottle or two (or three, or four) from a slew of New York’s finest wineries and distilleries that will be onsite…

Dutchess Outreach and its partners are bringing farm-fresh fruits and vegetables to those in the Valley who lack access to these nutritious essentials with the mobile Poughkeepsie Plenty Fresh Market (www.poughkeepsieplenty.org). To follow the mobile market’s whereabouts, connect on social media by using the hashtag, #PokPlentyMarket…

Dining at the CIA just got a lot more “eggstraordinary.” The culinary college opened its brand-new student facility and recreation center, The Egg, featuring a café, market, and in-house brewery. For more info on the new facility, click here

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Roll up those pant legs and grab a glass! On September 26 and 27, Benmarl Winery hosts its September Harvest Grape Stomping Festival (www.benmarl.com) with tours, tastings, live music, and, well, lots and lots of grapes to crush between your toes…

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