Food & Wine Magazine Ranks Dutchess County Ice Cream Shop Top in NY State

Tivoli’s Fortunes Ice Cream Named Best Ice Cream in NY State by Food & Wine Magazine

Dutchess County residents are spoiled with the number of culinary options available. Dozens of top companies produce iconic food and beverage products in Dutchess County. Our food & beverage industry ranges from dozens of large manufacturers like Efco, Sloop Brewing and Crepini to the many small businesses and niche restaurants that are local favorites. Much of this luck is driven by a combination of factors that make Dutchess County a great place to live, work and play.

While residents know and love our hidden gems, it’s always exciting to see major publications give our small businesses the recognition they deserve. Tivoli’s Fortunes Ice Cream recently earned a prestigious nod from Food & Wine Magazine earning the title of Best Ice Cream in NY. Congratulations, Fortunes Ice Cream!

So what’s the secret recipe? Equal parts education and location. Fortunes owners, Brian Ackley and Lisa Farjam are the real-life recipe for success. The Bard College grads made the decision to relocate from Brooklyn to start this venture. Add just a sprinkle of the creativity you can find throughout the region, it’s no wonder, they have found success.


With more than 20,000 students enrolled full-time across our five universities and colleges, students coming to Dutchess County schools facilities are given an opportunity to learn everything from trade-specific skills in culinary arts to the business knowledge needed to scale.


Just 90 minutes from NYC, with easy access to major air, rail and road corridors, Dutchess County’s strategic location puts businesses within reach of 68 million U.S. and Canadian customers. More than that, our superior quality of life that combines bucolic scenery with city-like amenities makes our affordable and welcoming communities a desirable place to live and raise a family.

If you’re looking for some more spots to cool down with a sweet treat this summer check out these write-ups as well!

Dutchess Tourism- Must-Try Ice Cream Shops In Dutchess County

Hudson Valley Magazine: Cool Down at Three of the Hudson Valley’s Freshest Ice Cream Stands


And if you’re ready to start your business here in Dutchess County reach out to:

Chris Glancy, Director of Business Attraction




A premier business-led organization, Think Dutchess Alliance for Business brings together 10 agency partners creating a one-stop shop for your site selection, financing, incentives, permitting and advocacy, strategic planning and counseling, marketing and networking needs.