Farmers' Market of the Week: Barryville

The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills are featuring a different Catskills farmers' market every week during the 2015 growing season.

This week's market is the Barryville Farmers' Market, located behind the River Market, on Route 97 just north of the intersection with Route 55 in Barryville, NY.

The Barryville Farmers' Market is an open-air market on the banks of the Delaware River featuring a diverse mix of local products. The market runs 10am-1pm every Saturday, from May 16 through October 31.

Products:

Fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, milk, cheese, jams, meat, poultry, eggs, wine, and more!

Vendors:

Beaver Dam Brook Farms

Cakes & Scones Bakery

Eminence Road Farm Winery

Hilly Acres Farm

Jam Thyme

Mo's Tonic

Mt. Pleasant Herbery

Myrtle Avenue Bakehouse

Natural Contents Kitchen

Oakworks

Quails R Us Plus

Shohola Workshop

Tonjes Farm Dairy  Read more

This weekend: National Trails Day hikes and lectures

Above: The view west from Split Rock, a hike on the Finger Lakes Trail. Photo by Lisa M. Lyons.

Outdoors groups around the Catskills are hosting hikes, walks and lectures to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6.

In the Greene County village of Tannersville, the Mountain Top Historical Society is hosting a day of hiking, lunch, and history at the historic Deer Mountain Inn. A hike along the inn's trails begins at 9 a.m., followed by a gourmet bag lunch and a lecture about the19th-century naturalist John Burroughs by Paul Misko and Burroughs' granddaughter, Joan. A "Burroughs Trivia Quiz" is planned. Reservations are required. Call 518-589-6657 or email [email protected].  Read more

DEC gives $400,000 in grants to fund parks, paths and signs in the Catskills

Above: Eight Catskills towns, villages and nonprofits received grant money from the DEC this week. From left: Hunter Town Councilman David Kukle, Neversink Town Supervisor Mark McCarthy, CWC planner Peter Manning, Lexington Town Supervisor Dixie Baldrey, Windham Town Councilman Robert Pelham, MARK Project Deputy Director Kent Brown, Andes Town Supervisor Marty Donnelly, Cairo Town Supervisor Ted Banta and DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens. In front is Dylan Walrath, the contracts coordinator for the Division of Lands and Forests at the DEC, who coordinated the grants. Photo by Julia Reischel.

Elected officials from communities across the Catskills gathered in the Delaware County village of Margaretville to accept grant funds and accolades from Joseph Martens, the head of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, on Tuesday, June 2.  Read more

Blazing trails: New in the Catskills outdoors

Above: The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, which is scheduled to open in July, features a a .75-mile paved trail that leads to an additional .25 to .5-mile paved trail towards the Esopus Creek. Photo by Julia Reischel.

We're celebrating Catskills outdoors and trails this week as we ramp up for National Trails Day, which is Saturday, June 6. Here's a roundup of new trails and attractions that have opened in the past year or will soon open in the Catskills. 

CATSKILL CONSERVATION CORPS
June 2014
Funded by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and managed by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, the Catskill Conservation Corps formed in 2014. Volunteers with the Corps build and maintain trails, conduct research, pick up litter, root out invasive species and generally keep an eye on things in the Catskill Park. Workshops teach Corps members how to plan a trail, swing a mattock and identify nasty plants. catskillconservationcorps.org.  Read more

Great Food and Lots of Fun at "Celebrity" Waiter Event

Join us at Peekamoose Restaurant on June 6th at Noon for great entertainment as our own Catskill "Celebrities" wait on diners. For more information contact Joan Lawrence-Bauer at [email protected] or 845-254-5553 or Liz Warren at [email protected] or 845-586-2631 Ext 3181

Local "Celebrity" Waiters Event at Peekamoose

On Saturday June 6th at Noon, Peekamoose Restaurant is "turning the tables" on some of their favorite regular guests, as they become waiters to raise money for the Margaretville Health Foundation. Come see some local 'celebrities' put on an apron, balance drinks on a tray, and earn tips - all for a great cause. Tickets are limited.

For more information contact Joan Lawrence-Bauer at  [email protected] or 845-254-5553 or

Liz Warren at [email protected] or 845-586-2631 Ext 3181

The winners of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest

Above: "Ashokan Reservoir" by Mark Miller, the grand prize winner of the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. 

It's Memorial Day weekend, and our print 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide has hit the streets! Copies are waiting at dozens of locations around the Catskills. See what it looks like and how to get one by clicking here.

Each year, we ask readers of the Watershed Post and our Catskills Outdoor Guide to send us their best photos of the Catskills great outdoors. This year, 52 photographers entered our 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest  Read more

Willow and Brown

Willow and Brown is a specialty store in downtown Livingston Manor, NY. You'll love our handpicked selection of quality mens and women's clothing, accessories, house wares and gifts.

845.439.1088

Sugar Blossom Flowers

Sugar Blossom Flowers creates fresh flower bouquets and arrangements, featuring locally-grown flowers in season and domestically-grown flowers all year. Delivery is available to Sullivan, Delaware and Ulster County locations, and Pennsylvania.

We are available year-round to provide flowers and plants to brighten your homes and businesses, enhance events, celebrate your many joyous occasions, and to deliver some cheer and comfort at times of sickness and loss. Order 7 days a week.

845-701-3565

Catskill Brewery

The Catskill Brewery makes fresh ales and lagers using the best natural ingredients available. We make beer here, but we live here too – in this place we call The Catskills. So, we’ll keep an eye on the steps we take, and make sure we don’t leave a trace. In our building, our beliefs, and our process, we will look for every opportunity to make the best beer, share the best stories, and introduce new people to this place we love.

(845) 439-1232

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