This Saturday, Sullivan County celebrates food, wine and public radio at Foodstock, an annual fundraiser for WJFF Radio Catskill. The event, held at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, features a smorgasbord of tastings from local chefs, farmers, bakers, cheesemakers, wineries, distillers and more.
Among this year's dozens of vendors are a few exciting fresh faces on the Catskills local food scene -- like Roscoe's Northern Farmhouse Pasta, creators of a mouthwatering wild ramp ravioli, and Wurtsboro's Aaron Burr Cidery, whose founder Andy Brennan has been dubbed "New York's hottest cider producer" by Grub Street.
This year, WJFF is especially in need of a boost: The radio station was recently smacked with a fine of $15,000 by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for past failures to comply with federal requirements for public outreach and community involvement. The fine was incurred under the tenure of the station's former management and board of directors, most of whom resigned last year after an intense public outcry.
More about Foodstock -- and WJFF -- can be found on the radio station's website, wjffradio.org.
Foodstock. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, May 10. Villa Roma Resort, 356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon. Tickets $20 with wine tastings, $15 without. 845-482-4141. For more information, see WJFF's Facebook page.