Catskills Food Guide

Food news from around the Catskills

Above: The first strawberries of the season at Dressel Farms on June 6. Photo via Facebook.  It's strawberry season, that momentarily magical time of year when you can eat fat, juicy, locally-grown berries by the bucketfull at U-Pick farms around the...
Joanna Murphy, an artist and muralist based in the Catskills, is putting the finishing touches on a mural at the eastern edge of the Delaware County village of Margaretville that depicts a vintage cauliflower label featuring Rip Van Winkle. ...
A vacant ice cream parlor in the Greene County village of Tannersville has reopened as Mama’s Boy Burgers, a roadside grab-and-go eatery serving 26 flavors of custard and local grassfed hamburgers. The restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor seating and...
Greg Wilhelm, who just completed his last semester at SUNY Cobleskill, is not your typical recent college grad. As he finishes his bachelor’s degree in business administration, he is starting a real business: Royal Meadery, which is on track to open in...
Above: Cupcakes at the Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Photo via the Gardiner Cupcake Festival website.  Ever since 2009, lovers of cupcakes have gathered in Ulster County for the annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Now in its sixth year, the festival...
The first thing that catches your eye when you walk into the Roscoe Beer Company’s brand new tasting room in the Sullivan County town of Roscoe is a large aquarium full of trout. It’s not what you expect to find in a local brewery — usually the malt and...
If you’re planning to eat out today — Friday, May 1 — think of dining at one of the 23 Catskills restaurants in Delaware and Ulster counties that are participating in Fighting Hunger Friday, a fundraiser for the Margaretville’s Community Food Pantry,...
A new outpost of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition is launching in the Catskills, and this Friday they’re throwing a big party and dance at the American Legion Hall in Delhi. Even if you’re not a farmer, you’re invited. Morgan O’Kane and DJ...
The Catskills beer boom shows no signs of slowing down in 2015. New breweries continue to open: the Hunter Mountain Brewery (7261 Route 23A Hunter, 518-263-5231) announced its launch on April 1, and the Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company is now operating on...
Irene Hussey and Alex Wilson, the co-owners of Wayside Cider (waysidecider.com), a brand-new cidery based on a farm in the Delaware County town of Delhi, just delivered their first batch of hard apple cider to shops, bars, and restaurants in the Catskills...
Bryan Graham, the owner of Fruition Chocolate (3091 Route 28, Shokan, 845-657-6717, tastefruition.com) grinds his own cocoa beans, then turns them into simple, small-batch craft chocolate bars in flavors like brown butter milk chocolate and rustic crunch...
The Catskills region has plenty of culinary traditions — maple tapping, cider brewing, cheese making — but one thing the area has never been known for is pasta. Bob and Jen Eckert are out to change all that, using local ingredients to bring the...
New eateries serving fresh doughnuts, Vietnamese banh mi, baklava and cheesy grits have all opened in the mountains this past year or so. From the 2015 Catskills Food Guide, here are some of our favorites. The doughnuts at Twin Peaks Coffee & Donuts (...
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...
Lori Robin didn’t set out to start a vegan cheese company. A gilder and stone carver by trade, she had planned to teach restoration workshops for antiques lovers in a studio in the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns. “Take people out shopping, buy...
Above: A shamrock on the slopes at Plattekill Mountain.  Why do so many turn part Irish in the season of St. Patrick? Perhaps because there is something primal about celebrating the end of winter by slathering swathes of green everywhere. Perhaps...
Above: Tuna skewers at Commune Saloon. Photo via the Commune Saloon website.  With Woodstock still reeling from the closure of beloved Mexican restaurant Gypsy Wolf Cantina in December, it’s a good time for the Ulster County town to have something of...
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...
The print 2015 Catskills Food Guide is hot off the presses. This year, the guide features articles about farm-made pasta in Roscoe, Bavarian dining in Greene County, the growing Catskills cider industry, how to visit a local chocolate factory, the...
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