If you have a passion for fine food made from the freshest ingredients, a visit to Columbia County, NY should be on your list.
With over 450 farms most of them family operations dotting the breathtaking rural landscape, the words Farm to Table take on new meaning. Noteworthy chefs showcase their creative talents using just picked fruits and seasonal garden- fresh vegetables, grass fed livestock, wholesome dairy products even maple syrup from local producers. Artisanal beverage makers have taken root in the county handcrafting spirits and ciders from local apples and grains. County grown hops and grapes supply breweries and vintners the ingredients for award winning beers and wines. With over 14 breweries, vineyards, cideries and spirit makers within county borders, visitors can make a refreshing and relaxing excursion sampling the brews in the many tasting root.
Inspired local dining awaits in the “little city with big city flair,” Hudson. Its cafes, bistros, patisseries and trendy cocktail bars make for a delicious and diverse dining scene. Other county villages keep pace with eclectic diners, pubs and restaurants serving classic cuisine. For a complete listing of dining options and artisanal beverage producers, check out columbiacountytourism.org. Plan your visit today. Your taste buds will thank you!