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The Pleasantville Farmers Market Showcases Local Wine & Spirits

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Ranking among the premier farmers’ markets in the region, the Pleasantville Farmers Market is known for its breadth and quality of vendors, including those offering alcohol.

On a rotating basis, an array of wine, spirits, and cider offerings from Hudson Valley merchants can be found scattered among the produce purveyors and food vendors at the year-round Saturday Pleasantville Farmers’ Market.

Manor Sangria (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

Using undisclosed recipes, Bo DiBuono produces unique blends of small-batch fruity sangria with New York State Pinot Noir as a base — available in Mason jars of 375ml or 750ml.

Manor Sangria

Courtesy of Manor Sangria

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits (1st & 4th Saturdays)

Under the direction of Sophie Newsome, this Hudson distillery, in what was once the Van Rensselaer carriage house, offers seasonal, small-batch spirits ranging from cacao maple vodka to mulled peach whiskey to smoked maple bourbon, all made using New York State ingredients.

Fjord Vineyards (1st & 3rd Saturdays, except winter)

Since 2013 Matthew Spaccarelli and Casey Erdmann craft a range of estate wines, with offerings currently running the gamut, from a dry Riesling to an Albarino and Chardonnay to a rich, flavorful Cabernet Franc.

Spirits Lab (3rd Saturday, except winter)

Located across from Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters in Newburgh, this new distillery produces an array of spirits using New York State grains and botanicals and offers small-batch blends from international artisan producers.

Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery (2nd Saturday)

From the Grizzanti Family and Jeremy Kidde comes an ever-expanding range of wares, like a rich Chardonnay, premium cordials, a citrus-scented gin, and an assortment of ciders.

Merchant’s Daughter Ciderworks (3rd Saturday)

From the site of a Victorian building that housed a general store, Christine Sisler, Dan O’Brien, and their crew fashion locally sourced hard ciders and offer them in dry, semidry, and “reserve” versions.

Merchant’s Daughter Ciderworks

Courtesy of Merchant’s Daughter Ciderworks

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery (3rd Saturday)

Working closely with Cornell University, owners Michael Migliore, Yancey Stanforth-Migliore, and Brad Martz produce and offer an eclectic range of over a dozen red and white wines, including the very popular Awosting White, named after the nearby falls.

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