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Growers Get Gussied Up By Local Boutiques

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Jesse Tolz runs VIDA Farm in Ghent, where he produces vegetables, herbs, flowers, seeds, and geeky farming experiments. His aim is to build healthy soils as well as grow resilient and nourishing plants in the context of this ecosystem. Tolz is also the marketing manager for Field Goods, a food hub that aggregates and delivers local produce. Vida.farm

Clothes: Kasuri, Hudson: Yohji Yamamoto Jacket ($2,780); Yohji Yamamoto Pant ($1,675); Comme des Garcons Homme Plus Shirt ($314); Comme des Garcons Homme Plus Shoe ($684)

Hair: Rebecca Whitaker; make-up: Kara Eletto

Kasuri

Named after a Japanese weaving method, this luxurious Hudson boutique specializes in avant-garde clothing for the serious fashion enthusiast. The store offers a curated selection of high-end Japanese, European, and American labels such as Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Rick Owens, and more. Kasuri is the premier destination for runway fashion in the Hudson Valley. Kasuri.com

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Anne Eschenroeder owns and operates Big Little Farm just outside of Kingston. 2016 will be Eschenroeder’s 11th season farming, and her dog Rosir’s sixth. Big Little Farm uses organic practices to grow vegetables of all kinds and operates as a free-choice CSA with on-farm pickup. Biglittlefarm.com

Clothes: Kasuri, Hudson: Rick Owens Lilies Jacket ($2,250); Rick Owens Leather Leggings ($2,061); Rick Owens Ankle Boot ($1,635)

Hair: Rebecca Whitaker; make-up: Lisa Lukaszewski

Kasuri

Named after a Japanese weaving method, this luxurious Hudson boutique specializes in avant-garde clothing for the serious fashion enthusiast. The store offers a curated selection of high-end Japanese, European, and American labels such as Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Rick Owens, and more. Kasuri is the premier destination for runway fashion in the Hudson Valley. Kasuri.com

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  • Anne Eschenroeder and her dog Rosir.

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Leanna Mulvihill operates Four Legs Farm in Germantown, where she raises sheep, pigs, and cows for meat shares. The animals are pasture raised in a management-intensive system with only non-GMO grain. She has meat-share distributions at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, in the Village of New Paltz and in Germantown. Fourlegsfarm.com.

Clothes: Style Storehouse, Beacon: Voile and Lace trapeze slip ($88); Blank NYC brain bleach shirt ($76)

Hair and make-up: Briana Baresi

Style Storehouse

This recent addition to Beacon specializes in contemporary women’s clothing and accessories. Brick walls, unique Edison pendant lights, and decorative reclaimed wood and industrial pipe fixtures set the vibe, where standouts include Hardtail Forever, Mother Denim, Free People, Blank NYC, Chaser LA, and BB Dakota. Stylestorehouse.com

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Claire Wolf grew up on a multigenerational dairy farm in Wisconsin and moved to New York to pursue biodynamic agriculture. She currently supports Long Table Harvest, a farm gleaning organization that brings excess farm produce to local communities. She also works for Rock City Mushrooms in Chatham, growing shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Rockcitymushrooms.com

Clothes: Karina Megan dress ($108)

Hair: Rebecca Whitaker; make-up: Lisa Lukaszewski

Karina

This Brooklyn-based company is moving to Kingston this spring, opening a retail space on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston. Karina dresses are vintage inspired and are made from machine-washable fabrics that never need ironing. The company promotes body positivity and provides dresses for women of all shapes and sizes. Their Kingston location will be the company’s flagship store. Karinadresses.com

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KayCee Wimbish is a farmer, a teacher, and a community builder. She lives and works in midtown Kingston, running the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. Between the railroad tracks and the YMCA, she grows food for the surrounding community and provides hands-in-the-dirt education to kids and youth. Kingstonymcafarmproject.org

Clothes: Haldora, Rhinebeck: Lightweight bleached cotton denim duster ($268); high-waisted pant ($212); linen fitted tank top ($198); bleached denim throw ($198)

Hair and make-up: Kara Eletto

Haldora

Haldora, named after the owner and designer herself, has been designing quality clothing and textiles for over 20 years. The designs, which are individually sewn, with many one-of-a-kind garments, have an ageless, classic appeal and are exclusively sold at their Rhinebeck location. In conjunction with the shops handmade clothing they also carry products from Hanro of Switzerland, Fabrizio Gianni, and quality brand knitwear. Haldora.com
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Bryn Roshong and her fiancé Wes have partnered with cattle farmer and mentor Jimmy Bulich at Pathfinder Farms in Catskill, where they’ve moved their operation, Solid Ground Farm. She also works as Operations Manager at the Farm Bridge, a co-packing facility in Kingston that processes millions of pounds of Hudson Valley produce each year. Solidground.farm.

Clothes: Willow Wood, Rhinebeck: Frnch sleevless printed pleather dress, ($105); Gansvoort Farm, Germantown: Lamb pelt ($200)

Hair and make-up: Kara Eletto

Willow Wood

This colorful Rhinebeck shop carries resort wear for breezy beach attire to elegant weekends as well as winter après-ski wear. Some of their most popular items consist of Jackie-O-like sandals, “vegan leather” leggings, and the beautiful silk designs of Tolani. Their clothing is geared toward men and women who want to showcase their classy, preppy, and jet-setting lifestyles. Facebook.com/Willowwoodlifestyle.
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Wesley Hannah has been farming in the Hudson Valley for six years, currently as field manager at Hearty Roots Community Farm in Clermont. Together with his fiancé Bryn, he also co-owns and operates Solid Ground Farm in Catskill. They grow and sell microgreens and shoots for the Kingston Farmers’ Market and wholesale clients, raise pastured chickens, and are starting a new vegetable CSA in the Catskill/Saugerties area. Solidground.farm.

Clothes: Hudson Clothier, Hudson: American Apparel henley, ($26); Filson moleskin vest ($148); Utility Canvas waxed Moto jacket, ($224)

Hair: Rebecca Whitaker; make-up: Lisa Lukaszewski

Hudson Clothier

This modern Hudson boutique offers quality American-manufactured products from brands like Utility Canvas, Paige, Groceries, American Apparel, and National Picnic. The shops main focus is to create a functional and comfortable lifestyle by offering simple clothing, bags, and modern accessories. Hudsonclothier.com

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