Jalapeno, Bell, Shishito…Pick Any Pepper!

  • Dozens of pepper varieties are available at Catskills farmers markets – from mild to hot!
  • Red bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C as green peppers
  • Brighter colored peppers tend to be sweeter.

Catskills Seasonality

July-October

Pepper Storage Tips

Peppers should be stored within a bag in the fridge, and are best used within 3-5 days.

Peach Prep and Usage

  • Wash well, and remove the seeds and stem.
  • Wear rubber gloves when cutting hot peppers, and don’t touch your eyes!
  • Peppers are very versatile, and can be eaten raw or cooked.

FEATURED RECIPE: Perfect Pepper Medley

INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)

♥1 pound zucchini, sliced
♥2 large red bell peppers, diced
♥2 large green bell peppers, diced
♥2 large carrots, sliced
♥2 cups red cabbage, sliced
♥4 tsp. vinegar (try some from Channery Hill Farm, a local Catskills producer)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
1. In a large skillet, heat the oil until it is hot. Add the zucchini, red and green peppers, and carrots.
2. Cook the vegetables over medium heat, stirring them, for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the cabbage, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
4. Continue to cook the mixture about 5 minutes longer or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Recipe Source: https://www.thespruce.com/new-york-seasonal-fruits-and-vegetables-2217192