Thursday, November 4, 2010

If You're Headed Upstate . . . buy Chutneys and Cheese and Sausage!

When motoring around the gloriously beautiful Hudson Valley be sure to stop by both Poughkeepsie's Sprout Creek Farm (two minutes off the ultra-scenic Taconic Parkway) and Fleisher's Grass-Fed and Organic Meats in downtown Kingston's historic district. The former produces internationally award winning cheeses hand-made on site from sheep, cows and goats - read a bit more about them over at the Cafe Drake website. The latter is the Hudson Valley's premier butcher shop with flawless cuts of meat (and prepared foods!) from the hands of master butchers - The Collective loves hard their Winter Sausage crafted from lamb and chicken and the justifiably legendary individual pot pies. A wide array of chutneys and ketchups from The DP Chutney Collective can be found at both preeminent stores!