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A Virtual Taste NY Holiday Market

Online Only

Celebrate the holiday season with the New York State Museum and join us for a virtual Holiday Market!
More than a dozen vendors will be participating, in addition to the hundreds of producers and products available online through the Shop Taste NY site. Shop online for made-in-New York food and beverages, including hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, cheese, chocolate, honey, apple and maple products, and other edible goodies. Also be on the lookout for the New York State Museum gift basket, filled with products made in New York State.

In addition, check out our virtual programs with foodways historians demonstrating beer making, baking, and chocolate making at the 18th-century Fort Klock Historic Restoration in the Mohawk Valley. Also learn how food supported the war effort in World War I and how suffragists used cookbooks to fight their own war for the right to vote.


Featured Video Demonstrations:

Beer Making in the 18th Century

Explore homebrewing in the 18th-century New York with foodways historians from the Schenectady County Historical Society at Fort Klock Historic Restoration. Brewers Harvey Alexander and Kevin Richard-Morrow go through the process of making beer at home while explaining the history and importance of beer to settlers in upstate New York.


Making Bread in the 18th Century

Although baking is a wonderful way to relieve stress, it was a necessary skill for settlers in upstate New York during the 18th century. Work with food historian David Manthey as he goes through the steps to make several delicious historic baked goods in Fort Klock Historic Restoration site’s reconstructed bake ovens.


Making Pastries in the 18th Century

Food historian David Manthey expertly demonstrates how to make pastries in Fort Klock Historic Restoration site’s reconstructed bake ovens.


Chocolate Making in the 18th Century

Anytime is the right time for a cup of hot chocolate. But in colonial New York, hot chocolate was considered a breakfast beverage and was as popular as tea and coffee. Learn some of the unexpected history behind this favorite beverage and try making your own drinking chocolate with foodways historians Paul Supley and Nathan Putterman Hoffmann in the fireplace at Fort Klock Historic Restoration.


A Taste of Food During World War I

Find out what New Yorkers were eating during the First World War, and how the country got by with less.


Cooking up Votes for Women

Join Museum educators to learn how Suffragists used cooking to raise money for the suffrage cause and gain supporters in the movement. Enjoy some history and political agitation while baking a yummy, family-friendly recipe from an original 19th century suffrage cookbook!

Shop Taste NY

Vendor List

Busted Grapes Wine

Fort Orange Brewing

Gatherer’s Granola

Grandpa Pete’s Sunday Sauce

Helderberg Meadworks

Hidden Hollow Maple Farm

Honest Weight Food Co-op

Nine Pin Cider Works

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Old Tavern Farm Winery

Our Daily Eats

Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce

Tina’s Wing’n It

We Do Fondue
Chocolate Fountain Rental