Food, Beverage, and Tourism in Dutchess County

January 30, 2018 / Maple Estate / Dover, NY


Josh Viertel, Harlem Valley Homestead
Elizabeth Ryan, Breezy Hill Orchards
Will Vincent, Brookby Farm 
Susan Johnson, Denning’s Point Distillery
Hutch Kugeman, Culinary Institute of America
Ralph Erenzo, Tuthilltown Distillery
Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess Tourism


Brian K. Mahoney, Chronogram Editorial Director

Crown Maple hosted the first Chronogram Conversations networking and community discussion event of the new year at their state-of-the-art facility on January 13. Attendees arrived to find a local craft food, beverage, and artisan marketplace spread out across the maple syrup facility’s evaporator room. Tasters from Salt Point MeadMilea WinerySprout Creek Farm cheeseDenning’s Point spirits, and Breezy Hill Orchards cider were in abundance. Amy Lewis-Sweetman chatted about her reclaimed farm sculptures and Mena Messina demonstrated jewelry design and making.

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