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.
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:
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:
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.