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 ( 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 ( 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 ( with tours, tastings, live music, and, well, lots and lots of grapes to crush between your toes…

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