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January food events in the upper Hudson Valley

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Now you can eat local and fresh all year round at many Hudson Valley farmers' markets. Start tomorrow,
January 11 & 25 - “Down to Earth Farmer’s Market”, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (and every second and fourth Saturday through April) at the Northeast Community Center, 51 South Center Street, Millerton

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Next Saturday, January 18, "Down to Earth Farmer’s Market," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (every first and third Saturday until April) – Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Rte. 22, Amenia

January 18, 12 noon – 3 p.m. – “Say Cheese. Mastering Quick Mozzarella” at Hawthorne Valley Farm Creamery. Start the new year with a fun day of stretching mozzarella. Watch the process from start to finish and taste what Hawthorne Valley cheese maker Peter Kindel creates against some of the other mozzarellas out in the market. Space is very limited for this special workshop; so register in advance. $20 deposit required; class is $50 per person.Register via email or phone 518-672-7500, ext. 232.
Peter Kindel has been making, selling, tasting, and teaching facts about cheese for 18 years. He has been a cheese maker at creameries in Vermont, Colorado, and California and is currently the cheese maker at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Creamery, 327 County Rte. 21C, Ghent.

January 24-26 Northeast Organic Farming Association NY (NOFA) Winter Conference “Preserving the Past; Seeding the Future” – The 32nd Annual Organic Farming and Gardening Conference at Saratoga Hilton and City Center, Saratoga Springs – Pre-registration ends January 15. For further information or the conference schedule, visit Winter Conference.

Don’t forget about savory wine tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon-5 p.m. at Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Rte. 66, Ghent and Tousey Winery, Friday from 12 noon-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon-5 p.m., 774 Rte. 9 (Blue Roof building), Germantown.

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