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                                 Also nearby is Barber and Brew, just the kind of quirky establishment at home in Cold Spring. Here, you can get a haircut in hunter green, leather-backed chairs while sipping a craft beer. In non-COVID times (currently, cans and crowlers are available to-go), settle into the bar, a gorgeous space of brick, gleaming wood, and a scalloped marble backsplash, where, despite there being no full liquor license, non-beer drinkers can enjoy soju cocktails.
Lines out the door and down the porch steps are a regular occurrence at Moo Moo’s Creamery, a popular ice cream shop with views of the Hudson River. Ice creams, including sugar-free scoops, are made fresh daily from owner Alexei Katsetos’ prized family recipes, which use the best available ingredients whenever possible. Sixteen choices are offered from the 75-flavor menu at any given time, ranging from chocolate chip to Guinness chocolate-covered pretzel to caramel cashew.
Chris Pascarella and wife Lisa Hall, who enjoyed stocking their freezer with whole-animal shares, were surprised more Hudson Valley residents did not buy local meat from butcher shops. They opened Marbled Meat Shop in 2014
to sell well-sourced meat, using whole-animal butchery practices. Pascarella practices Old World-style seam butchery, offering popular and lesser known, less expensive cuts like Denver steaks. There’s also game, seafood, and prepared foods made in-house that help the shop use
all parts of the animal. The shop is located on Route 9, sandwiched between Cold Spring Coffee Pantry and Vera’s Marketplace.
A gem whose work is nationally recognized, Glynwood Center for Regional Food & Farming has practiced regenerative agriculture since 1993 to ensure farming
and a healthy regional food system thrive in the Hudson Valley. The 225-acre center (about five miles from Main Street) offers a wealth of programs to train and support farmers, farms, and local agricultural businesses, and creates coalitions among farming communities. The Cider Project has helped cultivate a flourishing hard cider industry in
the state, while racial justice initiatives are being instituted to promote equity in food and farming. Though public programming this year is scaled back due to COVID, you can join their CSA or shop at the farm store.
  photo by amy scott photography
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