Pure Catskills

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Sep. 20, 2012
Pure Catskills is making it even easier for you to connect with local farmstands, farmers' markets, harvest festivals and the fall bounty. Thanks to a grant from NYS Department of Ag & Markets and the Pride of New York campaign, we've teamed up to... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
If you've been thinking of raising meat birds for market, layers for farmstand eggs, or Thanksgiving heritage-breed turkeys, sign up for the Pastured Poultry Workshop on October 4, 5, 6. Hosted by CCE-Delaware and the Council's Agricultural and Farm to... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
The folks at Clearpool Model Forest in Kent took matters into their own hands to keep hungry deer from munching down early tree growth...the old fashioned way. Read more about Green Chimneys/Clearpool Education Center's deer exclosure and how you can... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
If you missed your chance at the Delaware County Fair to add your face to the growing numbers of "buy local" supporters, we believe in second chances (and thirds!) We're bringing the Pure Catskills Cauliflower Lady to three events this fall: the... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
June Wright is living her dream at Tuff-n-Nuff Farm in Bovina thanks to Catskills FarmLink. Read her story here on the Council's blog, or make your own dream come true by visiting the land listings pages at Catskills FarmLink.
Sep. 20, 2012
The Watershed Agricultural Council's tagline "Working Farms + Healthy Forests = Clean Drinking Water" was nominated in the 2012 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards out of more than 1,400 taglines worldwide. Help us cross the finish line, and claim... Read more
Sep. 20, 2012
At Whole Foods Yonkers, shop anytime on Thursday, September 20 and 5% of net sales will benefit our Croton Watershed partner, Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center.A former dairy farm in the 1600s, Hilltop Hanover Farm is a regional education... Read more
Sep. 18, 2012
A new campaign promoting specialty crops in the Catskills will help local consumers and visitors learn more about where to find locally grown produce at farmers' markets, farmstands and pick-your-own farms, and how to prepare and enjoy the seasonal... Read more
Aug. 10, 2012
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Forest Owners (MFO) in the Catskill Region are organizing Woods Forums in the Delaware County area.  These events are designed for woodland owners to learn from other woodland owners about how they can be better... Read more
Aug. 3, 2012
Above: Rob Birdsall, Land Conservation Specialist, Watershed Agricultural Council, poses for his best Cauliflower Lady impression. "I Buy Local because...I come from a long line of farm families." As the Pure Catskills Buy Local campaigns enters its... Read more
Jul. 31, 2012
 Catskills FarmLink, a collaboration of Catskills organizations committed to the future of agriculture in the region, today announced a successful landowner-farmer match resulting from a free online land listing on www.catskillsfarmlink.org. A previously... Read more
Jul. 9, 2012
The 16th annual farm and household hazardous waste clean-up day is back, September 7 and 8, with a new twist. Register easily online now through August 31. Have your list of items handy, pick a date and time for drop-off, and answer a handful of... Read more
Jul. 6, 2012
On Monday, July 16th, the Catskills CRAFT group will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stony Creek Farmstead in Walton, NY. The Marsiglio family has been growing pasture-raised meat and eggs, organic vegetables, and  since 2005 and will share their experience... Read more
Jul. 6, 2012
The Council's Forestry Program offers grants (up to $3,000) to  organize  and conduct watershed/forestry related field trips to the NYC  water  supply watersheds. Applications are due by July 15, 2012. These   grants are open to any organization,... Read more
Jul. 6, 2012
Every so often the rest of the world sits up and takes notice of the  incredible job we're doing in the watershed. But we don't work alone. Thanks  to the dedication of innumerable partners and dedicated professionals,  the work we do collectively in... Read more
Jul. 5, 2012
Wondering where you can find local food in the Catskills and New York City watershed? Pick up the 2012-13 Pure Catskills Guide to Farm Fresh Products available at farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, and retailers throughout the region. Over 200 Pure... Read more
Jun. 15, 2012
Jun. 15, 2012
The Catskill Grazers Group is hosting a grazing tour to Addison County, Vermont onThursday, June 28. Sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural Council (Council) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (CCE-DC), the tour will focus on... Read more

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