By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 - 6:19 pm
This weekend, the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns continues its sweet community tradition with the annual Fleischmanns First Maple Festival. The festival is the largest event of the second weekend of Maple Weekend, happening Saturday, April 2, and... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 - 4:26 pm
Above: Maple syrup on pancakes at Buck Hill Farm in Jefferson. Photo by Heather Phelps-Lipton.  Shake off the late-winter blahs and come celebrate Maple Weekend--actually two weekends of open houses--in the sugar shacks of the Catskills. The first of the... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016 - 11:53 am
Above: Sap buckets in the sun. Photo by Rebecca Andre of Mountain Girl Photography and Design.  “A sap-run is the sweet good-bye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.” - John Burroughs, “Signs and Seasons," 1886 Commercial... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016 - 11:41 am
Above: Maple tapping by Karen Wallace, an entry in the 2016 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest.  Want to make your own maple syrup? Here’s a step-by-step guide to small-scale backyard maple production: Before you get started, here are some tips from the... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015 - 5:25 pm
New York state produces almost a fifth of the nation’s maple syrup, and much of that comes from the Catskills. The mountains are home to many sugarhouses, from large operations with state-of-the-art evaporators that use reverse osmosis to little shacks... Read more
By dgalusha on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:11 pm
Your sap bucket is waiting! For a $25 donation to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Steve Miller will hang your name from a bucket on a tree in his stand of sugar maples near Margaretville. You'll be welcome to visit March 7, take a selfie... Read more
By dgalusha on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 - 4:38 pm
There are two opportunities this month to satisfy your sweet tooth, please your sweetie, and support the Historical Society of the Town of Midletown! Stop at Freshtown in Margaretville on Valentine's Day and pick up some wondrous home-made treats at our... Read more
By John Phillip Tappen on Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 10:44 am
The fourth annual Catskill Forest Festival will celebrate the region’s forests this weekend by inviting people to participate in fun that promises to also be educational. The festival, held in Margaretville Village Park on Saturday, July 26, will provide... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 - 12:47 pm
Above: A man and his evaporator: Mike Porter in his Margaretville sugar house. Photo courtesy of the Catskill Forest Association.  Warm during the day, and below freezing at night: It's the beginning of maple syrup season. Maple producers across the... Read more


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