Easter will be here before you know it, and it's a perfect opportunity to shop local.

There are two major holidays that drive candy and chocolate sales. Of course Valentine's Day, but also Easter. Easter is about to be here before you know it. It's less than a week away. While you're getting together Easter Baskets this year, buy your chocolates from a local, Hudson Valley shop. Keep reading for a list of delicious chocolate stores in the Hudson Valley and all their contact information.

12 Mouthwatering Hudson Valley Chocolate Shops

Whatever the occasion is, support local and get your sweet fix at these local chocolate shops.

The Grown Up Easter Basket

Imagine all the fun of an Easter egg hunt just like when you were a kid but instead of tracking down candy and hard boiled eggs you hunt for stuff you want as a grown up. Here are some of my ideas for a grown up Easter egg hunt.

Popular Easter Candy

From Halloween to Easter some of our favorite candy brands get reworked for each of the holidays. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and finally Easter. From September to April we can eat candy to our hearts content. But have you ever realized that after Easter there are no more candy focused holidays until Halloween comes around again.

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.