Catskills Food Guide

By Jennifer Strom on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - 9:59 pm
Beers of the Catskills: There's plenty to choose from. Photo from the Facebook page of Cave Mountain Brewing Co. in Windham, whose proprietors are planning to expand into wholesale. Craft beer drinkers of the greater Catskills region, rejoice: many new... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 - 5:51 pm
Above: New York State Agricultural Society President Diane Held congratulates Schoharie County farmer Richard Ball, recently appointed as New York State's new Commissioner of Agriculture, at the group's 2014 forum on New York agriculture. Photo from the... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 9:11 am
Above: Pam Brown, owner of Woodstock's Garden Café On The Green. Photo from a GoFundMe page that is seeking donations to help offset Brown's medical bills. So far, donors from the community have pitched in over $27,000 of a $50,000 goal. Pam Brown, owner... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 - 1:16 pm
Above: Doug McLaurine and Robin Factor, owners and founders of Roxbury General, stand in front of the building that will soon house the town's newest Main Street business. Photo by Suzanna Finley; published with permission.  There's no denying it: Roxbury... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 - 11:06 am
Above: Lucky Dog Farm Store in Hamden sells local groceries and serves lunch. Photo by Richard A. Smith.  In many ways, the Catskills region is the land that time forgot. Too rural to attract droves of big-box stores, and too stubborn to change fast, the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - 1:14 pm
Bob Ackershoek on the air at WIOX 91.3FM in 2010, when the radio station launched. Photo by Julia Reischel. Bob Ackershoek, the host of the long-running "This is the Rock" radio show on WIOX 91.3FM and the co-owner of Cassie's Cafe in Roxbury, died on... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - 4:07 pm
Photo by Clancy Nolan. Hartmann’s has been turning out German-style baked goods from its hilltop shop in the Bavarian heart of Greene County since 1959, and its repertoire is wide and deep. Cookies, pastries, tarts, cakes and pies beckon from glass... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 4:09 pm
Above: A photo of Hanover Farms taken in March of 2012, during the construction of an illegal addition that triggered a legal battle between the farmstand and the town of Shandaken. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. In a fierce legal battle between the town of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 5:27 pm
Above: A rooster from Horton Hill Farm in Jefferson casts a discerning eye on the Watershed Post's 2014 Catskills Food Guide. Thanks to Horton Hill Farm for the photo. In the local economy, businesses don't stand alone. They form relationships with each... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 - 5:06 pm
To buy local meat in the Catskills, you've got to know where to look. But the extra effort pays delicious dividends -- like this grass-fed ribeye from Liddle Farm in the Delaware County hamlet of Halcottsville. Photo from the Facebook page of AgriForaging... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 - 10:31 am
Above: Cherry tomatoes at Newtown Farm, photographed by Heather Phelps-Lipton and submitted to our Catskills Farm Photo Contest. Happy Thanksgiving from the Watershed Post and our new Catskills Food Guide. For a partial list of businesses serving... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 - 3:47 pm
Above: A selection of Catskills dairy products. Photo by Toni Brogan.   The locavore movement has made a celebrity of many a humble ingredient, sparking a renaissance of old-fashioned vegetable varieties and elevating the lowly pork belly to the level of... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 - 12:06 pm
Above: The Phoenicia Diner serves a variety of skillet breakfasts using local eggs. Photo by Richard A. Smith. Over two decades of driving back and forth between Brooklyn and Margaretville, Mike Cioffi noticed an odd traffic pattern. “I’d see these big,... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 - 2:59 pm
Above: Local author Dina Falconi and her recently-published book, Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide And Wild Food Cookbook, featuring botanical illustrations by Wendy Hollender. For three decades, Dina Falconi has been living and working on the edge... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 - 12:26 pm
Above: Half-sour garlic pickles from Puckers Gourmet, first-place winner at the 2010 Rosendale Pickle Festival. Spicy, tangy, salty, sweet: Pickles of all varieties will star in Rosendale this Sunday, at the town's annual International Pickle Festival.... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 - 10:12 am
Need a little help with your baking this Thanksgiving? Apple pie from Bread Fellows in Andes is as artful as it is delicious. Photo from Bread Fellows' Facebook page. November 28 is roaring up the calendar at us—are you ready to feast? Here’s a roundup of... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 - 9:27 am
Above: Prime Steakhouse & Spirits welcomes the Windham ski crowd. Photo by Jennifer Strom. Let’s just pause for a moment and think a grateful thought about Catskills restaurateurs. First of all, opening a restaurant anywhere takes guts. The effort and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 - 10:24 am
Above: Hot peppers come by the pint or the peck at Shaul Farms in Middleburgh. Photo by Richard A. Smith. Buying Catskills foods year-round is like being on a 12-month-long scavenger hunt. One farmstand has the heartiest greens and another specializes in... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 - 1:16 pm
Foods of the Catskills, styled and shot by Toni Brogan and featured on our Catskills Food Guide cover.  Everybody eats. Whether at our kitchen tables, at a fancy restaurant or out of a car cupholder on the daily commute, every meal we eat represents a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 - 4:55 pm
Above: Ales from the Green Wolf Brewing Company, a new brewery planned for Middleburgh's Main Street. Green Wolf will have to get through some federal and state red tape before they can open for business -- and with a federal government shutdown still in... Read more


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