By Nicole Day Gray on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015 - 2:20 pm
Join 'All Things Local' with Nicole E. Day Gray on WIOX community radio this evening (Tuesday, 3/10/2015) from 6pm to 7pm. Tune-in locally to WIOX 91.3FM or stream the 'wildly diverse' universe on The 'All Things Local' radio show is ALL... Read more
By Pure Catskills on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 - 4:59 pm
Since 1973, Sonja Hedlund has been farming in the Sullivan County Catskills with her husband, Dick Riseling. On 80-acre Apple Pond Farm, the pair raise chickens, goats, sheep and draft horses; hand-spin wool into yarn; and make fresh goat milk into... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:06 pm
Above: The fire that engulfed the Hymers Family Farm on Dec. 11, 2014. Photo via the farm fundraiser for the Hymers.  Musicians, Farm Catskills and neighbors throughout the region are throwing a fundraiser to benefit the Hymers family, who... Read more
By Jonathon Ward on Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014 - 2:56 pm
By John Phillip Tappen on Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 4:09 pm
Squeezed between the end of spring and the beginning of summer, strawberry season in the Catskills emerges for a brief but illustrious period. For most farms, the season begins in June and lasts about four weeks, sometimes stretching into the first week... 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 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 Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 - 5:05 pm
Grumpy buffalo: As advertised. Photo of Uncle Danny, one of the residents of Grumpy Buffalo Farm in Richmondville, from the farm's Facebook page.  A local farm worker was gored by a buffalo at the Grumpy Buffalo Farm in Richmondville on Saturday, several... Read more
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


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