Catskills Food Guide

By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 - 2:20 pm
This Wednesday, Woodstock's eateries will be putting their best food forward at the second annual Taste of Woodstock.  The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a wine tasting at the Film Center on Rock City Road. There, participants can pick up a wristband and... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Friday, May. 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Above: The Parker family (left to right): Carol, Kelly, Bill and Eric, with Lilly and Lincoln. Photography by Richard A. Smith. Bill and Carol Parker both grew up on farms and were happy to escape them as young adults. Bill’s family raised veal in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 8, 2014 - 5:51 pm
This Saturday, Sullivan County celebrates food, wine and public radio at Foodstock, an annual fundraiser for WJFF Radio Catskill. The event, held at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, features a smorgasbord of tastings from local chefs, farmers, bakers,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 8, 2014 - 12:38 pm
Tonight's public hearing on Hanover Farms, a farmstand on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper, ought to draw a feisty crowd to the Shandaken Town Hall.  The farmstand was shut down by a New York State Supreme Court judge's order last November, the latest in a long... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 7, 2014 - 8:02 pm
Photo of raw milk by Flickr user Kristen Taylor; published under Creative Commons license. Two years ago, farmers Bob and Stacey Stap decided to start selling raw milk from their 100-cow farm in the Orange County hamlet of Pine Bush. It made sense: The... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - 12:21 pm
At the annual TAP New York fest, New York State craft brewers showcase a wide variety of local beers, from crisp lagers and hearty ales to rich, malty stouts and porters. Photo courtesy of Hunter Mountain. There are lots of reasons to celebrate craft beer... Read more
By Jacob Pucci on Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 - 5:35 pm
Above: Delaware Phoenix began with absinthe and has recently expanded into whiskey. Photo by Jacob Pucci.  Delaware Phoenix Distillery grew out of a personal hobby and an 8-gallon still. Proprietor Cheryl Lins, a pioneer among upstate New York spirits... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 4:08 pm
Above: The Phoenicia Library under construction. Photo by Nancy Howell.  Spring in the Catskills means new sounds in the landscape: the patter of raindrops, the tweeting of songbirds, and the sweet, sweet sound of hammers on nails. This season brings a... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 - 8:35 am
Above: The view from the table at Heather Ridge Farm. Photo by Jennifer Strom.  Owner Carol Clement calls her place “centrally isolated” at the top of Scott Patent mountain in the southeastern corner of Schoharie County. The location makes a visit there a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 - 11:32 am
Above: The Java Lounge, an upstairs café at Joshua's, overlooks Tinker Street in Woodsock. Photo courtsey of Joshua's.   It’s an exciting time for the Catskills restaurant scene. In the past few years, the area has launched many new restaurants. (For a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 - 12:22 pm
Above: The entries in the "traditional" category of the Fleischmanns First Maple Festival's annual Maple Bake-Off, which was held last Saturday. Photo by Michelle Sidrane.  The great thing about Maple Weekend is that it's actually two weekends. Yes, you'... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014 - 11:34 am
Top: Farmers and food entrepreneurs mingle at the conference. Photo courtsey of the conference's Facebook page. Above: A promotional video for the 2014 Farm to Market Connection Conference.  Every year, farmers and foodies gather in Sullivan County to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 - 4:19 pm
For over a decade, Tello's Green Farms has been a well-known producer on the Catskills local food scene, and a beloved vendor at the New York City Greenmarket. Customers rave about Tello's eggs; restaurant chefs wax rhapsodic about their marigold-orange... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014 - 11:18 am
Above: Old-fashioned aprons hang in a Main Street window in Fleischmanns for the annual Maple Bake Off. Photo courtesy of Fleischmanns First. The sights, sounds and smells of sap boiling in the sugarhouse mean that sweetness, like springtime, is just... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 - 4:14 pm
Above: A former rail bed in Hurleyville, part of a 9.2-mile stretch recently acquired by the Open Space Institute and slated for development into a public rail trail. Photo taken by Jesse Wall in October 2013; courtesy of the Center for Discovery.  The... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 - 4:17 pm
Above: Slickepott's Pam Lamont and Betty Acre Farm's Aissa O'Neil talked up their products at the Pure Catskills booth at a New York City trade show on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jennifer Strom. For three days this week, you could sample Slickepott... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 9:56 am
Can you smell those ribs, Tannersville? Photo from American Glory's Facebook page. Joe Fierro loves to hear how his devoted Catskills diners drive a long distance over the mountain to eat at his downtown Hudson restaurant, American Glory BBQ. At the same... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 - 10:00 am
Above: Photo by Bob Roney, courtesy of Willderhook Maple, Middleburgh. Move over, Vermont: New York State produces almost a fifth of the nation’s maple syrup, and much of that comes from the Catskills, where dairy farmers looking to make a little extra... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 - 11:21 am
Above: Two Old Tarts proprietors John Schulman (left) and Scott Finley in their Bovina bake shop. Photo by Andrew Wyrich.  John Schulman and Scott Finley met for the first time at 22 Lee Lane in Andes way back when it was home to the Slow Down Food... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  1. We heart art. On Valentine's Day, meet and mingle with the artists in permanent residence at the Woodstock Commons, a new affordable-housing center for artists, seniors and working families. "Share The Love," a gallery show featuring the artists'... Read more


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