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By Andrea Girolamo on Friday, May. 4, 2012 - 10:42 am
Above: A short, fun look at Foodstock 2010 on Youtube. Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day in the southern Catskills, so perhaps you'll wake up thinking to treat yourself to some cheese.  But, wait!  Cheese makes you think of wine, so you'll... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 - 11:38 pm
Above: Chef Noah Sheetz and Frank Serpico (yes, that Serpico) make gnocchi. Photo courtesy of Green Peas TV. On March 31, lovers of fine local grub and real-life adventure stories will gather at one of the Hudson Valley's newest venues, the Saugerties... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 - 6:44 pm
Above: Jake and Karen Fairbairn in Lazy Crazy Acres's mobile kitchen-on-wheels. Photo courtesy of Lazy Crazy Acres. The Lazy Crazy Acres recipe for ice cream is deceptively simple: Start with a cow. Meet small-batch gelato makers, dairy farmers, and... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 - 11:52 am
Editor's note: The Freshtown supermarket in Margaretville, owned by the Katz family, was flooded during last August's Tropical Storm Irene. Six months later, it is still closed. -- Julia Reischel Dear Editor, I took a ride today, to Prattsville. I haven'... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 - 11:34 am
Photo: Jacob Heymann Butcher Shop, 345 Sixth Avenue, New York City. Taken in 1938 by WPA photographer Berenice Abbott. Source: Flickr. Local farmer Shannon Hayes, who raises grass-fed pigs, cows, sheep and chickens at Sap Bush Hollow Farm in West Fulton,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 - 9:37 am
Above: A photographic tour of the enormous apple cider press at the Hubbell homestead. Click on the slideshow to open the the tour in a separate window. Photos by Julia Reischel. It’s a good year for apples in the Catskills. Call it the silver lining of... Read more
By Matthew Perry on Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 - 3:00 pm
Last year's Taste of the Catskills festival. Photo via the Taste of the Catskills website. Whatever defines the Catskills for you – food, livestock, music, authentic agricultural settings – it’s likely that some version of it can be found at Taste of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2011 - 2:21 pm
Fisher-Price farming set. Photo by J.E. Theriot, via Flickr. David Knudsen, the Sullivan County real estate broker who blogs at Sullivan County Real Estate CBA Blog, has noticed a new trend in the requests from his clients who are looking to by land... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 - 6:13 pm
If you're invested in the future of farming and local food in upstate New York, you'll want to seize the chance to catch a local screening of "The Greenhorns," a documentary about young farmers out to reclaim American agriculture from the roots up. The... Read more


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