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Monday, February 15, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Putnam County New York: A rural Hudson Valley mecca with a surprising secret.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Putnam County in the lower Hudson Valley of New York, located north of Westchester, south of Dutchess county, and separated from Orange County to the west by the Hudson River. It’s location, with easy access to the Taconic Parkway, makes it a popular commute by car for people working in White Plains and the Westchester area.
Much of the county maintains its rural atmosphere. Hilly roads snake through forests lined with 200-year-old stone walls, beside pastures where horses graze, and around numerous ponds and lakes. But the county’s rural feel hides a surprising fact: It is one of the most affluent counties in America, ranked 21st by median household income, and 43rd by per-capita income, according to the 2012 American Community Survey and 2009-2013 American Community Survey, respectively.
There are six towns and three incorporated villages in Putnam County. Carmel, population 34,300, iy ...

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Friday, October 2, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Sampling the Hudson Valley’s historic hard ciders

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
If you're planning a trek upstate this weekend on the promise of bright, clear fall weather and the hope of finding something else you can do with a mask on, you may want to sample this year's Mid-Hudson Valley crop of hard ciders. 

New York State has long held the nation's number two spot for apple production, yielding a mind-boggling 29.5 million bushels a year—and that doesn't even take into account feral and fully wild trees on mountains and roadsides, abandoned orchards, and backyard bounty. While it is nowhere near surpassing Washington in apples cultivated, New York has taken the crown for the country's leading hard cider producer, with over 100 cideries. A small but growing number craft cider makers are using wild varieties in place of commercial fruit. 

One of these, aptly named Abandoned Hard Cider, has recently established a tasting "Outpost" for it's cider on Route 2. ...

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