Catskills Food Guide

Food news from around the Catskills

At the annual TAP New York fest, New York State craft brewers showcase a wide variety of local beers, from crisp lagers and hearty ales to rich, malty stouts and porters. Photo courtesy of Hunter Mountain. There are lots of reasons to celebrate craft beer...
Above: The Phoenicia Library under construction. Photo by Nancy Howell.  Spring in the Catskills means new sounds in the landscape: the patter of raindrops, the tweeting of songbirds, and the sweet, sweet sound of hammers on nails. This season brings...
Above: The Java Lounge, an upstairs café at Joshua's, overlooks Tinker Street in Woodsock. Photo courtsey of Joshua's.   It’s an exciting time for the Catskills restaurant scene. In the past few years, the area has launched many new restaurants. (...
Above: The entries in the "traditional" category of the Fleischmanns First Maple Festival's annual Maple Bake-Off, which was held last Saturday. Photo by Michelle Sidrane.  The great thing about Maple Weekend is that it's actually two weekends. Yes,...
Top: Farmers and food entrepreneurs mingle at the conference. Photo courtsey of the conference's Facebook page. Above: A promotional video for the 2014 Farm to Market Connection Conference.  Every year, farmers and foodies gather in Sullivan County...
For over a decade, Tello's Green Farms has been a well-known producer on the Catskills local food scene, and a beloved vendor at the New York City Greenmarket. Customers rave about Tello's eggs; restaurant chefs wax rhapsodic about their marigold-orange...
Above: Old-fashioned aprons hang in a Main Street window in Fleischmanns for the annual Maple Bake Off. Photo courtesy of Fleischmanns First. The sights, sounds and smells of sap boiling in the sugarhouse mean that sweetness, like springtime, is just...
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. ...
Above: Slickepott's Pam Lamont and Betty Acre Farm's Aissa O'Neil talked up their products at the Pure Catskills booth at a New York City trade show on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jennifer Strom. For three days this week, you could sample Slickepott...
Can you smell those ribs, Tannersville? Photo from American Glory's Facebook page. Joe Fierro loves to hear how his devoted Catskills diners drive a long distance over the mountain to eat at his downtown Hudson restaurant, American Glory BBQ. At the same...
Above: Photo by Bob Roney, courtesy of Willderhook Maple, Middleburgh. Move over, Vermont: New York State produces almost a fifth of the nation’s maple syrup, and much of that comes from the Catskills, where dairy farmers looking to make a little extra...
Above: Two Old Tarts proprietors John Schulman (left) and Scott Finley in their Bovina bake shop. Photo by Andrew Wyrich.  John Schulman and Scott Finley met for the first time at 22 Lee Lane in Andes way back when it was home to the Slow Down Food...
  1. We heart art. On Valentine's Day, meet and mingle with the artists in permanent residence at the Woodstock Commons, a new affordable-housing center for artists, seniors and working families. "Share The Love," a gallery show featuring the...
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...
Above: New York State Agricultural Society President Diane Held congratulates Schoharie County farmer Richard Ball, recently appointed as New York State's new Commissioner of Agriculture, at the group's 2014 forum on New York agriculture. Photo from the...
Pakatakan Farmers' Market is now accepting vendor applications for the upcoming 2014 season. All interested farmers and artisans are asked to send an email to roundbarnmarket@gmail.com for an application. The deadline for all applicants is fast...
Above: Pam Brown, owner of Woodstock's Garden Café On The Green. Photo from a GoFundMe page that is seeking donations to help offset Brown's medical bills. So far, donors from the community have pitched in over $27,000 of a $50,000 goal. Pam...
Above: Doug McLaurine and Robin Factor, owners and founders of Roxbury General, stand in front of the building that will soon house the town's newest Main Street business. Photo by Suzanna Finley; published with permission.  There's no denying it:...
Above: Lucky Dog Farm Store in Hamden sells local groceries and serves lunch. Photo by Richard A. Smith.  In many ways, the Catskills region is the land that time forgot. Too rural to attract droves of big-box stores, and too stubborn to...
Bob Ackershoek on the air at WIOX 91.3FM in 2010, when the radio station launched. Photo by Julia Reischel. Bob Ackershoek, the host of the long-running "This is the Rock" radio show on WIOX 91.3FM and the co-owner of Cassie's Cafe in Roxbury, died...
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