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A Virtual Taste NY Holiday Market

Sunday, December 6, 2020

10am
Online Only
Free

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:

All program videos will be appear on this page at 10:00 a.m.

Beer Making
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.

Baking
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.

Chocolate Making
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
Learn how suffragists used cookbooks to raise money for the suffrage cause, gain supporters in the movement, and counter claims made by the anti-suffrage 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
www.bustedgrapeswine.com

Fort Orange Brewing
www.fortorangebrewing.com

Gatherer’s Granola
www.ggranola.com

Grandpa Pete’s Sunday Sauce
www.grandpapete.com

Helderberg Meadworks
www.helderbergmeadworks.com

Hidden Hollow Maple Farm
www.hiddenhollowmaplefarm.com

Honest Weight Food Co-op
www.honestweight.coop

Nine Pin Cider Works
www.ninepincider.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes
www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Old Tavern Farm Winery
www.oldtavernfarmwinery.com

Our Daily Eats
www.ourdailyeats.com

Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
www.sundaesbest.com

Tina’s Wing’n It
www.tinaswinginit.com

We Do Fondue
Chocolate Fountain Rental
ww.wedofondue.com