Field+Supply

It may well be the best designer/maker market in the world.  It’s called Field+Supply.

Situated on the western shore of New York’s Hudson River  –  2 1/2 hours north of NYC –  it happens during apple picking season. I hopped a Metro North Hudson Line train out of Manhattan with my Craft Buddy PaigeMcafee – thank you again for discovering it! – and we were soon rolling through beauty.

If you’ve never seen the Hudson River outside of NYC, you’re in for a shock. The river views haven’t changed much from the idyllic landscape paintings of the mid 1800s.

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Yup, Field+Supply is literally alongside the river.  The market spreads out under tents and sheds with plenty of space to picnic on the former site of the Hutton Brickyards; the skeletal remains providing a rustic, grand entrance:

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As well as vendors, there’s food (I had pumpkin mac’n’cheese, ginger apple crisp, and lemon & lemon balm seltzer), and some bluegrass music too.

And what a variety of vendors and products!  Check out Field+Supply’s website to see them all and click through to their websites, but here’s a little sampling:

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Proof of Field+Supply’s uniqueness

Strolling around, I thought, “How do amazing events like this come to be?”  Turns out there’s a confluence of reasons: a high-end Manhattan interior designer with Arkansas roots (“I want Field + Supply to become the Woodstock of design“), creative souls priced out of NYC or willing to drive up from Brooklyn, and the fact that nowadays the Hudson River Valley has a very upscale demographic.  Hence, Field+Supply is A Perfect Day at the Country Market as imagined by New York City people, and it really is a perfect day out for lovers of craft and design.

Cheers!

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