Keeping It Local at the Dutchess County Fair
After so many years of doing my midday show live from the Dutchess County fair, it feels almost like getting together with good friends at summer camp. I love to come in the livestock gate so I can say hi to Steve, one of my favorite local fair guys. Hopefully, I'll visit all the vendors and booths, local or not. But on my first day, I wanted to make sure I saw the locals. We visited with our friends from Handsome Devil when they brought their famous "Hot Mess" to Tig. I hung out with Toni from Elia's, and got to have some award winning brisket. I saw Rich from Nick and Benny's where you can get tomato salad made with local tomatoes.
I went to the Hudson Valley tent and saw Cathie from Hudson Valley Skin Care, and Mike from the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest. And of course, had a visit with Mike Gordon from Zimmer Brothers, always set up across from us at the fair. Day one...a great success. I can't wait to go back...see you there!