Catskills Food Guide

By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 - 5:10 pm
Above: Heather Williams of Pippy's Hotdog Truck greets customers in Palenville. Photo by Clancy Nolan. The geographic spread of the Catskills region creates often-daunting distances between would-be diners and their dinner plates. One solution to that... 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 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 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 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


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