artisanal

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Basilica Farm & Flea

  Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, and makers of handmade and quality goods will converge at the 2nd annual Basilica Farm & Flea, the large-scale farm-stand and flea market taking place over Thanksgiving Weekend at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.

A local, artisan alternative to big box and mall shopping, Basilica Farm & Flea showcases fantastic wares made by regional and very talented people.

The weekend kicks off with the Black Friday Soirée from 5 to 9pm on Friday, Nov 28th - which will offer attendees local food, music, and fun.

Here now to tell us more are Melissa Auf der Maur, creative director of the Basilica Hudson, Farm & Flea’s farmer coordinator Lauren Giambrone (a farmer herself and maker of Good Fight Herb Co.), and Hudson River Exchange organizer Stella Yoon.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Hudson Chocolates in Poughkeepsie, NY

    

Hudson Chocolates are exceptional chocolates and confections crafted and designed by master chocolatier Francisco Migoya. Poughkeepsie, NY's newest chocolate shop opened its doors to the public on Saturday, March 23rd.

Master chocolatier, Francisco Migoya, was named one of the "Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America" by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2011 and theHuffington Post in 2013, Migoya also served as the executive pastry chef at Thomas Keller's Michelin three-star restaurant, The French Laundry, as well as Bouchon Bakery, and Bouchon Bistro.

He joins us to tell us more about this exciting confectionery adventure.

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The Roundtable
11:44 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Artisanal Pencil Sharpener, David Rees

David Rees energetically eschews  mechanical pencils and electric sharpeners. In his new book, How to Sharpen Pencils,  he educates the reader on the satisfying process of hand-sharpening a #2 pencil.
Rees presents two pencil sharpening events in the Hudson Valley this weekend - he'll be at Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon on Saturday 5/5 and at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson on Sunday 5/6.