For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 147 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.Tickets & More Information
JOIN GARLIC-LOVERS FROM THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND AS THEY COME TO SAMPLE FOOD AND CRAFTS FROM HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT VENDORS, ALL MADE FROM -YOU GUESSED IT - GARLIC AND HERBS!Tickets & More Information
In 1989, Pat Reppert of Shale Hill Farm and Herb Gardens organized the first Garlic Festival held in the Hudson Valley – and perhaps on the East Coast. It was started as a promotional event for Reppert’s fledgling herb business and for New York State grown garlic. With no paid publicity except through her newsletter, ”Notes from Shale Hill Farm,” an article in the local Kingston Freeman newspaper and word of mouth, the attendance at the first festival far exceeded estimations.Tickets & More Information
The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is one of the largest annual gatherings of fiber-arts enthusiasts in the United States.Tickets & More Information
A panel of judges from all walks of the professional food industry weigh in on sauces submitted to various categories, like best fruit base sauce and best jalapeno sauce. Horseshoe Brand Kiwi Jalapeno takes 1st place for best jalapeno sauce!
Ryan Fleischhauer and Ken Millet, co-owners of Horseshoe Brand hot sauce, turned a hobby into a business that heats up plates and palates throughout the Hudson Valley.
These small-batch hot sauces, lovingly made by hand, are as good as it gets. They deliver not just heat, but flavor that comes from whole chiles (as opposed to capsaicin extract) and top-quality produce. The flavor lineup includes Cajun, Chipotle, Habanero, Kiwi Jalapeño, Mango Fatali, Maple Cayenne, Roasted Garlic and XXXtra Hot. They’re $5.99 each; a mix-and-match six-pack is $29.95.
Horseshoe Brand sells 11 varieties of small-batch hot sauce and barbecue sauce. If you can’t pick just one bottle for the condiment-lover in your life, the Hudson Valley, New York-based company offers a six-pack. Mix and match to create the perfect set of sauces from their line, which includes roasted garlic, kiwi jalapeño, and hot barbecue sauce.
At its most basic, hot sauce makes food spicy. But at the height of its powers, this sort of seasoning can bring dishes to life and reveal new dimensions of flavor. Our favorite proof: Horseshoe Brand hot sauce, made in Rhinebeck, N.Y., by hobbyist-cook deputy sheriff turned hot-sauce entrepreneur Ken Millett. The unexpected “it” factor in Horseshoe’s most revelatory flavors is fruit, often in surprising combinations. The mango-and-fatali-pepper sauce, vinegar-bright with a blooming heat, has a touch of tamarind tang to offset the mango’s richness. In the fiery habañero sauce, meanwhile, a little mango brings out the natural fruitiness of the chili. Kiwi-jalapeño, Horseshoe’s best-selling answer to Mexican-style salsa verde, swaps out the traditional tart tomatillos for sweeter kiwis. Stir the sauce into mashed avocados for an instant, beautifully balanced guacamole.
If you’re a real hot sauce aficionado, you know the best bottles aren’t sold in the big-box stores. We picked five locally made sauces that range from sweet-and-smoky to tear-inducing heat, so no matter your preference, there’s something here that’ll bring out your inner fire-loving foodie fiend.
The Horseshoe Brand Maple Cayenne hot sauce is made with hot red cayenne pepper and rich, smoky chipotle for a classic, fire-y flavor. However, the addition of organically crafted Crown Maple syrup and sugar add a new and dynamic layer to the sauce, creating an entrancing hot sauce with the welcoming flavors and sweetness of maple coupled with a substantial, long-lasting level of heat. A crowning touch for all types of foods, the Horseshoe Brand Maple Cayenne hot sauce pairs particularly well with pork and seafood, as well as classic dishes such as chicken and waffles, or even just a simple cracker.
We are excited to announce BIG news! We are honored to be included in the “O” List of the March 2017 edition of “O, The Oprah Magazine”. The magazine issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, February 14. Be sure to grab your copy! In addition, we are offering 20% off all of our products for a limited time! Use code OPRAH at checkout and SAVE today! (Expires 3/31)
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Tops Friendly Markets. You can now find our hot sauces throughout several Tops Friendly Markets in New York’s Hudson Valley. For a location near you, please visit our store locator or visit the Tops Friendly Markets’ store locator by following the link below.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Stop and Shop Supermarkets. You can now purchase our hot sauces at most of the Stop and Shop Supermarkets throughout New York state. Check out the Stop and Shop Store Locator for a store near you!
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets. You can now purchase our hot sauces at all of the Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets. Check out the Price Chopper Store Locator for a store near you!
Horseshoe Brand's Kiwi Jalapeño Hot Sauce was featured in Men’s Fitness Magazine's list of the "7 Healthiest Hot Sauces That Will Instantly Fire Up Your Food". Men's Fitness noted: "As small-batch brands seek out the purest, rarest, most nutrition-packed peppers on earth, this fiery stuff has become one of the best superfoods you can put on your plate."