Hudson Valley food, drink and family fun at Hudson Rising in Ossining, Sept. 21

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The Hudson Rising Farm Feast tour is about to make their final stop in their four city run, ending on September 21 in Ossining.

The tour kicked off in June in Yonkers, and moved on to Kingston and Beacon. It’s a daylong outdoor fete is aimed at increasing awareness of environmental efforts to save the Hudson River and support green industries.

Missed the first couple times around? Hudson Rising is a great day out, with fun things to do for visitors of all ages, along with delicious local food and drinks.hudson rising

Expect to see heritage ships, a farm feast with local craft beers like Captain Lawrence, Broken Bow and Peekskill. Hudson Valley ciders include Naked Flock, Clifton Dry Sparkling Cider, Slyboro Cider, and Breezy Hill Cider. Wines include a selection from the Finger Lakes.

There will be also be live music, Treadwall climbing games, sustainable living exhibits, films in a historic covered barge, wooden boat show, family fun activities and even a fireworks show over the river (beginning at 10).

Farm Feast tickets are $20 and include tastes of New York State craft beer, wine, and cider and savory bounty of Hudson River Valley foods. Local chefs pair up with Feather Ridge Farm organic chicken and eggs, The Pastures, pasture-raised beef, and Pura Vida Fisheries-with fresh Atlantic fish & shellfish. A farmer’s expo includes fresh bread, pickles, nut butter, cheese, a bee keeper, apple farmer. McEnroe Farms hosts a table about compost and soils. The Farm Feast is produced by Jimmy’s No 43 of NYC and Bittergreens Vegetarian Foods.

Should be a great day to celebrate our beautiful Hudson Valley!

Hudson Rising in Ossining

11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21.

Public Dock & Harbor Square, 141 Westerly Rd. (north end of the train station)

Tickets: Admission to event is free, just pay for food and drink. Advance tickets for food, alcohol and boat rides are available on their website: www.hudsonrising.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the event.

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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