Also in this Issue:

Stars Above the Ruins

Working for the Weekend: A Stylish Transition in 36 Hours

Once Upon a Time in a Millbrook Cottage, $345,000

House Crush of the Week: A Marvel of Minimalism in Columbia County, $835,000

Sprawling Staatsburg Estate, $529,000

Historic Victorian Alert: Kingston’s Hutton House, $339,000

The Big Deal with Tiny Houses

Hudson Valley Portrait: Dina Falconi, Herbalist

Wined and Dined: Former NYC Restaurateur’s New Paltz Complex Still has Heart

In Season

Hudson Valley Portrait: Tim Reinke, Saloonkeeper

A Weekend in the Catskills

Objectified: In Praise of the Mason Jar

Upstater Magazine   |  By   |  Illustration by Jason Cring

Here’s to you, mason jar: vessel of verity, purveyor of potables, container of comestibles, collector of collectibles, pickler of garden vegetables. Our demands on you grow daily. Always acquiescent, you adapt unbegrudgingly to our every inclination. Iced coffee? Definitely. Flowerpot? Sure thing. How about wine? Whatever, fine. Into the oven for a little loaf of bread, a solitary cupcake, even an individual pizza? Yes, indeed. We’ve seen you inverted, posterior perforated, ensconcing strings of Edison light bulbs. We’ve seen you chilled, filled with sapid spirits, and slid down the bar, teeming with captivating cocktails. Your arrival portends that all will be artisanal. So, sweet symbol of hand-craftedness, majestic monument to the memorable, here’s to you.



About Peter Martin

Peter Daniel Martin wants to see, and do, and eat, and drink everything amazing in the Hudson Valley, and everywhere else after that.

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