Sugar Loaf Artisans Village

DenaSeptember 22, 2011 | Sugar Loaf, NY

A couple of weekends ago, I traveled into the little village of Sugar Loaf, New York for the day. It is one of my favourite places in the world. It is such a sweet village, bustling with shops full of handmade arts & crafts, antiques, candles, herbs, magic potions, and more. I try to get there at least once a year during autumn. (Here is my post from last year.)

Walking through the center of Sugar Loaf is unlike walking through any other town. The difference is that these shops are also the artisans’ homes, and the people you’re buying from are also generally the people who made what is being sold. The village has been an arts-and-crafts arts/crafts since the early 1970s, after a couple craft shops opened in 1968. It originated as a farming center in the 18th century. You can really feel the history in the air as you stroll around. | Sugar Loaf, NY

This year I ventured in with my mother and uncle. After exploring the shops, we had lunch at The Barnsider—yummy. Of course I had the French onion soup and enjoyed every bite. I splurged on a grilled cheese and fries, too. So bad, but soooo good!

I left the village with a few treasures including antique bottles & a vintage soda crate for my wedding reception, a jar of mixed herbs, and the most delicious smelling candle—blackberry & sage.

Here are a few more instagram snaps from the day. | Sugar Loaf, NY | Sugar Loaf, NY

Sugar Loaf is located about an hour north of New York City. If you’re ever in the area, you really must stop by for a visit. And of course let me know so that I can join you! ♥

Comments (7)

  • jay westerveld

    September 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Sugar Loaf has *not* been an arts and crafts destination for 250 years. The arts/crafts aspect began in the early 1970s, after a couple craft shops had opened in 1968.
    It did *not* get its start as place where people had wagon wheels fixed. It got its start as a farming center. Virtually all villages in 18th century NY had wheelwrights, carpenters, etc.
    Please correct this –
    Thank you-
    Jay Westerveld
    Sugar Loaf Historical Society
    8th generation Sugar Loaf resident

    1. Dena

      September 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Fixed and fixed, Jay. Thanks for the corrections. I got the information from this page: in case you want to share with them, too. Thanks so much for stopping by. :o)

  • Clare Bear

    September 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Pretty! I’m pretty much vegetarian but I can’t resist a good French onion soup.

    1. Anonymous

      September 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

      i’m largely vegetarian, too.  i do however eat cheese/eggs/fish.  i try to limit it though.  but a good French onion soup–i can never resist!  ; )

  • Michelle Sutton

    September 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Very Pretty!!

  • Vlad

    March 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Jay Westerveld greatly exaggerates his contributions to environmental preservation. Not only are his claims blatantly false,he is also a well known con artists using several fraudulent workers compensation claims to fund his equally bogus “snowboarding career”. Don’t be fooled by this man, you are much smarter than he is.

    1. Rory mcteague

      March 29, 2014 at 5:48 am

      8th generation sugar loaf resident? What a crock of shit, but that’s normal for this guy

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