Big news! I’ve opened a monthly pop-up shop! My shop is a temporary thing (hence the term “pop-up”), and it will be open one Sunday a month, generally at the end of the month, until the December holidays are over. I’m very excited to be “popping up” at my friend Ruth’s new space, Studio Esopus, an art studio for children where she holds classes, summer camp and birthday parties.
What to expect: jam tastings, jam demos, a snack or two made with jam, special discounts, special editions, vintage kitchen and canning goods, canning pep talks, and a canning library to view. I really want to encourage folks to start preserving the local bounty!
Jams are $8 for an 8 ounce jar, they are made with local fruit and organic sugar. Please note: this month’s shop won’t offer much variety or quantity; the fruit season has just begun!
Where: Studio Esopus, 830 Broadway/9W, Ulster Park, 12487, click for a map here. Click for an article from Family Friendly Hudson Valley for more information about Studio Esopus.
When: Sunday, May 26 from 12 to 4. Jam demo at 2 p.m. Yes, a jam demo! I want people to make their own jams, and to see how very simple it can be to make a rustic jam to pop in the fridge. This is not a canning demo, just a simple instruction about how local fruit + sugar = good stuff.
Please stop by and say hello! There’s a lot to do in beautiful Esopus. Check out the Apple Bin Farm Market right next door for local produce, plants, and prepared foods (you can sit at a picnic table and eat there!). Or, eat brunch at the amazing Global Palate, just down the block. Hike at the many Scenic Hudson parks in our area; may I suggest Esopus Meadows or Black Creek? Port Ewen and the Rondout neighborhood of Kingston are just a few miles north on 9W. And when you have had enough, you can finish the day by having a glass of wine on the back deck at the El Paso Winery. It’s a really pretty view!