The best places are the ones with a story behind them – take the Hudson Valley, with its tales of revolutionary heroism, Native American lore, and headless equestrians flinging flaming pumpkins at terrified schoolteachers.
Bringing you products with a story, from that same storied location, no less: Hudson Made, a new online purveyor of unique, hand-crafted goods all made in and around the Hudson Valley.
Birthed from nostalgia for “a time when craftsmanship and quality were valued above machinery and quantity,” Hudson Made focuses on timeless, artisanal products that took some actual sweat to make – in the case of their inaugural product, soap made with genuine pasture-raised goat milk. From their goats. On their pasture.
The site has expanded to carry a range of kitchen, stationery, and grooming products, from Catskill-tapped moonshine maple syrup to letterpressed hunting dog cards to tobacco-and-mint-tinged beard balm “for men and women of distinction.”
Hudson Made also stocks accessories like woolen dopp kits and hand-sewn leather wallets, as well as genuine vintage “gift sets” which contain contemporary products paired with mint-condition arcana like copper measuring cups from 1910 and 150 year-old spice sets.
Who knows, maybe used to spice a pumpkin pie or two.