Catskills Food Guide

Food news from around the Catskills

Above: Get your fill of cuckoo clocks and schnitzel in the Greene County Catskills. Photo by Katherine Speller. German and Swiss immigrants have made their mark on Greene County, which is home to the most Alpine of the Catskill region's peaks. Be sure to...
The 2015 Catskills Food Guide is out. Click here for more info. - Ed. Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Food Guide to send us their best photos of Catskills food and farms. This year, 32 photographers entered our 2015...
Above: Detail of a 2015 "Visit a Catskills Farm" map.  Drive a couple of hours north of New York City, and you’ll be where your food comes from. The Catskills are home to farms and food producers that make the 100-mile trek to NYC’s greenmarkets and...
Above: The fire that engulfed the Hymers Family Farm on Dec. 11, 2014. Photo via the YouCaring.com farm fundraiser for the Hymers.  Musicians, Farm Catskills and neighbors throughout the region are throwing a fundraiser to benefit the Hymers family,...
Above: Locally cured bacon from Fleisher's, the artisanal Catskills butcher shop that has outposts in Kingston and Park Slope, Brooklyn. Photo via the Fleisher's Facebook page.  Another downstate media outlet is tackling our question: Is 2015 the...
Above: A Southside cocktail made with Warwick Gin at Livingston Manor, a new bar in downtown Brooklyn. Photo via the Livingston Manor website.  Livingston Manor, the Sullivan County hamlet, meet Livingston Manor, the new bar in downtown Brooklyn. The...
Above: Raw honey made by bees at Westwind Orchard in Accord. Photo via the Westwind Orchard website.  Westwind Orchard, an organic farm in the Ulster County hamlet of Accord, has won a 2015 Good Food Award for its raw unpasteurized honey. Farmers...
Above: Photo by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, via Flickr.  This Sunday, the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room is throwing a fundraising bash for the Community Pantry, the food pantry that serves the Delaware County town of Middletown. The...
Above: Justin Behan, the owner of Green Wolf Brewing Company. Photo used with permission. Three and a half years ago, Justin Behan was standing in an old house on his property when he had a revelation. “It dawned on me,” he said, “this building has...
Above: The door to the Gypsy Wolf Cantina. Photo by Flickr user satemkemet.  Every year since 1989, the sign in front of the Gypsy Wolf Cantina in the Ulster County town of Woodstock has changed. One year, a stylized wolf howled at the moon. Another...
Above: A trio of Catskills turkeys in 2008. Photo by Kristine Paulus, via Flickr.  Ah, gratitude. We all know it’s the right spirit to maintain, there’s a science supporting its benefits, and yet it can be so easy to lose track of in everyday life....
For Tara Jamieson, it took moving back home to Walton to follow her dream. With the help of family and friends, her restaurant, Feather & Stone, opened in early September in the Delaware County town of Walton. The culinary school graduate was manager...
Photo by Liz West, via Flickr.  The humble cucumber has a celebration all its own this Sunday: the Rosendale Pickle Festival. This will be the festival's 17th year. Over 6,000 people are expected to come to the Rosendale Community Center seeking...
After 14 months of renovations, the Phoenician, Mike Ricciardella's fourth restaurant in the hamlet of Phoenicia, is open. The restaurant is perched on the banks of the Esopus Creek, in a building that housed Al's Seafood Restaurant for over 70 years....
Hudson Valley Cider Week begins on Friday, Nov. 14 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 23, 2014. Hard cider is the fastest-growing beverage in the alcohol industry—and it’s right at home in upstate New York, a region that’s home to dozens of orchards. A new...
It took Michael and Amelia Hegeman eight years to find the perfect spot to open Zephyr, their new farm-to-table restaurant. The first time the couple set eyes on the 100-year-old building in the Ulster County hamlet of Pine Hill that is now Zephyr's home...
The Greenheart Farmstand is selling pumpkins and produce this week at the former Bank of America building on Route 28 in the Ulster County hamlet of Shokan, according to its customers and to Drew Boggess, the chair of Olive Planning Board. The farmstand...
Above: An Autumn Olive (Wildberry) Mojito. Photo courtesy of Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower. Make your own with the recipe at the bottom of this story. Foraging for food that grows wild has long been a hobby for nature lovers out walking in the woods. But...
The annual Cauliflower Festival celebrates the wonders of the palest cruciferous vegetable this Saturday in the Delaware County village of Margaretville, which was once the epicenter of the cauliflower growing industry in New York State.  Munch on...
A nook off the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a 24-mile hiking and biking path through Ulster County, is the last place you’d expect to find a food truck. But that’s just where to look for the Rail Trail Cafe, a non-motorized food cart with a decidedly...
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