In 2014, designer/entrepreneur Laurie Perrone, who has over 30 years of experience in fashion design and development, began to look for a location in the Hudson Valley community to showcase her company’s fashion collection. As founder and creative director of Farm2Fashion and a longtime Hudson Valley resident, Laurie knew that there were lots of local craft fairs and events but nothing in Orange County, that would support Farm2Fashion’s mission to bring together on a larger scale the many independent local farmers, craftsmen and designers who were also making their goods right here in America. Determined to pull these forces together to make a difference in the “Made in America” rebirth, Laurie was inspired to reach out to the many local makers and artisans who were working hand in hand with local and regional farmers, designers and manufacturers to bring American made products to a wider market.
In service and commitment to this end, Laurie’s company is curating a diverse coalition of regional vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods and family-fun activities.
Hudson Valley Farm and Flea promises to be the premiere regional event to spotlight Hudson Valley’s finest makers, artisans, designers, and vintage collectors. Added to this unique mix are locally crafted food, and performers. This event will create a place where people can come to enjoy local products and be immersed in a total Hudson Valley lifestyle experience.