Pure Catskills gives out $50,000

Fifty grand from the Watershed Agricultural Council (via its Pure Catskills program) and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection is going to 15 local businesses to fund things like local soup at Good Cheap Food in Delhi and livestock processing at Neversink Farm in Claryville. The full list of grant-winners is below, and is reposted on the Pure Catskills blog.

Recipients of the 2010 program include:

Delaware County:

· Byebrook Farm, Bloomville - Marketing: farmstand improvements $1,200

· Fable Restaurant at Stone & Thistle Farm, East Meredith - Product Development: seasonal, local, organic meat specialty products $2,740

· Farm Catskills, Delhi - Outreach and Education: "Food for Thought" farm-to-school events $5,000

· Good Cheap Food, Delhi - Product Development: local soup $5,000

· Lucky Dog Farm, Hamden - Product Development: salad green improvement $5,000

· Riverdale Farm and Forest, Delhi - Product Development: maple syrup $1,200

· Sherman Hill Farmstead, Franklin - Product Development: aged goat cheese $3,692

· Thornwood Farm, Sidney Center - Product Development: poultry processing $5,000

· Taste of the Catskills, Delhi - Outreach and Education: 2-day local food event $5,000

Otsego County:

· Greater Plains PTO Garden, Oneonta - Outreach and Education: Local Food Festival $945

· Painted Goat Farm, Garrattsville - Product Development: semi-hard goat cheese $3,767

Schoharie County:

· Elderberry Herb Farm, Sharon Springs - Product Development: elderberries $5,000

Sullivan County:

· Bethel Farmer's Market at Kauneonga Lake, Kauneonga Lake - Marketing: farmer's market and local restaurant promotional campaign $1,970

· Farmstock, Callicoon Center - Outreach and Education: eight farm tours $1,000

Ulster County:

· Neversink Farm, Claryville - Product Development: livestock processing $3,486