GOSHEN, N.Y. (October 23, 2017) — Three companies representing varied craft food and beverage producers have recently joined the Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Alliance: Brewmation, Ardent Homesteader and Sprout Creek Farm. The Alliance is widely known for its collection of diverse businesses in the food and beverage production spectrum.
Founded in 2003 by Kevin Weaver, Brewmation started out as a hobby with Weaver homebrewing in his garage. The company, which builds breweries and control panels, can supply components or a complete turnkey system for brew houses. Currently, Brewmation sells to dozens of New York breweries, and also sells to other countries, including Canada, Venezuela and Ecuador. To learn more, visit www.brewmation.com
The Ardent Homesteader developed out of one woman’s quest for the perfect caramel sauce. After several tries, the perfect caramel sauce was born, and so was The Ardent Homesteader, the company that produces Cara-Sel, a salted caramel sauce that goes perfectly with pies, ice cream, fruit and more. Cara-Sel can be purchased at a variety of farm stands and retail stores in the Hudson Valley’s seven counties, as well as in select locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, or at www.ardenthomesteader.com
Sprout Creek Farm encompasses 200 acres in Dutchess County, and is a working farm (raising free-range cows, sheep, goats, turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens and pigs); a market that sells its internationally award-winning chesses and farm-produced meats, as well as local Hudson Valley milk, eggs, vegetables, crafts and gifts; and an educational center that offers day, weekend and summer programs designed to help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that co-exist on the farm. To learn more, visit www.sproutcreekfarm.org
“We have incredible businesses here in the Hudson Valley that developed not only out of entrepreneurial spirit, but also out of making good use of the resources around them,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of HVEDC. “We welcome Brewmation, The Ardent Homesteader and Sprout Creek Farm as new members of the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. They are major players in the source local movement, and we’re confident that their membership in the Alliance will be invaluable to them as they network and grow.”
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance:
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food & beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Food & Beverage Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The Alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs and the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit hvedc.com.