Every June, Josephine and Lea Moffett, the mother-daughter proprietors of Catskill Maison, pack up their bags and make the migration from New York City to Jefferson, in Schoharie County. Lea, who's also the voice behind Foodie on the Hudson, says she's glad to be back in farm country:
There are definitely some aspects of city living that I really miss from a culinary perspective such as an abundance of ethnic restaurants and easily accessible fresh fish (finding a place to buy fresh fish to grill up here is like trying to find a needle in the haystack). However the benefits of living so close to the farms greatly outweighs the inconvenience of having to drag fish from Whole Foods in NYC every week in our cooler.
Word to area fish-seekers: It may be 1/1000th the size of the NYC Whole Foods, but Good Cheap Food in Delhi gets a shipment of fresh fish every Friday. Another well-kept local seafood secret: the Maine Black Bear in Arkville, whose owner Bruce Beddoe brings in a truckload of fresh seafood from the Maine coast every Thursday.
Know of other good Catskills spots for fresh sea booty? Leave us a comment below!