This Columbus Day Weekend, you will find us at Field + Supply, a modern country fair showcasing a carefully curated selection of makers from the city, upstate and beyond. Organized by Manhattan-based interior designer Brad Ford, this year’s event is bound to be special as it will be held at the newly refurbished Hasbrouck House, a luxury inn set in an 18th-century Dutch colonial stone mansion in Stone Ridge, NY, just a two-hour drive from the city. There will be close to 80 exhibitors at the fair this year, including furniture and design studios Phaedo, Fern, and Phloem; textile companies Merida, Handa, and D. Bryant Archie; ceramicists A Question of Eagles and Felt + Fat; jewelers Rand Papele and Rebecca Peacock; food purveyors Brooklyn Oyster Party and Brotherly Grub BBQ; and so many more! There will be opportunities to enjoy cocktail parties, private dinners, a biscuit breakfast at the boutique hotel’s highly anticipated new restaurant, Butterfield, and a lively bash on Saturday night where you can mingle with makers.
When we sponsored last year’s event, we were blown away by the buzzing energy, highly curated variety of vendors, and the sizable gathering of locals and city folk who came to shop and connect. This year’s event is not to be missed as it promises to be even more inspiring and talent-driven. Make sure to check out the workshops being taught by some of our favorite upstate creatives. Floral designer Kelli Galloway, of Hops Petunia, will be leading a floral arranging workshop that focuses on color theory; artist and designer Sara Moffat will be offering an intimate class on decorative arrow-making; the team from Common Good will be holding three mini workshops called “The Scented Wardrobe,” in which participants will learn three green ways to freshen clothes, linens and small spaces.
The fair is happening on Friday from 2pm–6pm, Saturday from 11am–6pm, and Sunday from 11am–5pm. There will be no better weekend than this one to explore and take advantage of all the region has to offer, from hiking the Gunks, to apple-picking, to antiquing your way through charming towns such as High Falls, Kingston, and Accord. We will be set up behind the hotel with free town guide postcards, beautiful flowers from Hops Petunia, and special pennants. Please stop by our table to say hello!
Read on for a peek at some of the makers we are most excited to see at this year’s fair.
We have had our eyes on Hudson Workshop for awhile now ever since we caught an Instagram glimpse of their Hudson High Chair, an heirloom-quality piece crafted and designed to be passed down through generations of little ones. Using only renewable hardwoods that are harvested upstate, Hudson Workshop works with local artisans and resources closest to home, so that each piece is produced with minimal energy and without waste. Every piece of wood and leather is hand-inspected and chosen for its quality and character. We can’t wait to introduce ourselves and stick around to admire their stunning furniture in person.
Photo by Zio and Sons
Be sure to visit the booth of Luke Scarola and Rebecca Squiers, the owners of Luddite Antiques, an expertly curated antique shop located in Germantown, across the street from Gaskins. Set in a 1922 Packard car showroom, their shop is filled to the brim with some of the most beautiful time-worn artifacts we have ever laid eyes on, from mirror-plated lamps and vintage wall clocks to chemistry glass and gorgeous taxidermy. We are so looking forward to seeing them again and taking a peek at some of their latest finds.
Photo by Emma Tuccillo
We love pretty much everything by Hudson Made, an online retailer specializing in a highly curated selection of artisanal products all made by hand. Founded by Bill Hovard, Hudson Made works to support local economies by sourcing as many of their products and ingredients as possible from within 200 miles of the Hudson Valley. Visit the booth and you are sure to walk away with something beautiful and carefully-made, from bath and shave soaps, to modern kitchen accessories, to the brand’s signature line of black walnut kitchen and serving boards.
Photo by Emma Tuccillo
We are longtime fans of Jay Teske Leather Co., a Kingston-based company using the highest-quality hides from the few remaining American tanneries. From portfolio cases and saddlebags to belts and wallets, all products are one of a kind and exceptionally well-made as Jay takes his time hand punching each hole and hand setting each rivet. Many pieces feature solid brass, stainless steel, and nickel-plated brass hardware for top durability, and his vegetable-tanned leather will age beautifully over time, developing character and patina. We’re excited to visit the booth to see all the new products in store.
Photo by Kelli Rene Williams
We can’t wait to sample the deliciously briny oysters from Brooklyn Oyster Party, a boutique oyster caterer sourcing from the most pristine and coldest water along the East Coast from Canada to New York. Founded by raw oyster lover Kyle Needham, this small but fast growing company has been making big waves at weekly markets such as Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Upstate, and are becoming increasingly sought after for private parties, weddings, and events. We love their involvement with the Billion Oyster Project, an ecosystem restoration project in New York Harbor that recycles oyster shells from restaurants around the city. Stop by their booth to learn more about this cause while slurping down their freshly caught, just-shucked oysters.
Photo by Brooklyn Oyster Party
Across the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Finger Lakes regions, small-batch cider makers are keeping an old tradition alive, turning beautiful heirloom apples into palatable hard ciders. One cider maker we are so excited to make the acquaintance of is the acclaimed Andy Brennan of Aaron Burr Cidery. Andy is one of the country’s leading cider makers, having made it his mission to re-create “true cider,” an American beverage once so popular it could be found on every 19th century dinner table. His ciders are beyond delicious, foraged by hand around Sullivan County at places like Shawangunk Ridge and the Neversink Highlands, producing flavor profiles that are delicate, nuanced, and highly unique. We recommend stopping by his booth to taste the fruit of his labor and to learn what you can about cider production and the importance of orchard preservation in this day and age.
Photo by Bri Stachowski