Pick a Pumpkin at the Farmers Market! 1 cup of pumpkin has over 50% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A. The largest pumpkin - weighing in at 2,624 lbs. - was grown in Belgium during the 2016 season. Like squash blossoms, pumpkin blossoms are also edible. Catskills Seasonality Late August Through November Pumpkin Prep and Usage Tips...For Eating! Store pumpkins in a cool, dry place - and they can keep for [...]
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A Catskills Apple a Day...Fun Facts! 1 apple has 5 grams of dietary fiber (always eat the peel, which has two-thirds of the apple’s fiber!) An amazing 2,500 apple varieties are grown in America, but only the crabapple is native to North America. It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce a single apple. Catskills Seasonality Late August Through Early November Apple Storage Tips Apples should be stored in the refrigerator and [...]
Berry Interesting Facts... There are over 200 different species of raspberries, this includes blackberries! Colors can range from red to yellow to purple to black 60-70 pints of berries can be harvested from one 100 foot long row Catskills Seasonality July through September Raspberry and Blackberry Storage, Prep, and Usage Tips The berries should be stored in the refrigerator in the box they come in, and are best if used within 2-3 days. [...]
Crazy Cabbage Facts Cabbage is high in dietary fiber, iron, plus Vitamins A, B6, C, and K. Russians eat 7x more cabbage than the average North American. Scrolls from 1,000 BCE, found in China, stated that cabbage could cure baldness. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.) Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to keep cool – or maybe to ward off baldness? Catskills Seasonality June through October Cabbage Storage, Prep, and [...]
Embrace Your Cheesy Side with Fresh Catskills Cheese Cheddar is the most popular natural cheese in the US. One ounce of mozzarella cheese has 207 Mgs of calcium. Certain cheeses, like Cheddar, Swiss, Gouda, and others, have been shown to help prevent tooth decay! Cheese Storage, Prep, and Usage Tips Refrigerate your cheese in its original packaging. After using cheese, wrap it as tightly as possible in plastic wrap or foil to prevent [...]
Cool Corn Facts An average ear of corn has about 800 kernels. Of the top 4 crops grown in America today (corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and grain sorghum), only corn is native to America. Cooking corn is the best way to release its disease-fighting antioxidants. Catskills Seasonality July and August Corn Storage, Prep, and Usage Tips Store the corn within its husk in the fridge. Use within a few days of purchase. Choose cobs [...]
Sweet Honey Facts The bees decide the color and flavor of honey. It all depends on which types of flowers the bees gather honey from. One honey bee only produces about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. Honey is naturally resistant to bacterial growth due to its low moisture content and high acidity. Honey Storage, Prep, and Usage Tips >If your honey crystalizes, place your tightly sealed honey jar in [...]
Eggs are a great source of lean protein. They contain all 9 essential amino acids, making them a “complete” protein. Each egg is 75-80 calories with 6 grams of protein. In 1950, the average American ate 389 eggs a year. Today, the average American eats about 276 eggs per year. Eggs are one of the most economical protein sources at just 17 cents per serving – and they taste delicious. That green ring [...]
Add a fresh twist to cocktail hour. Use local ingredients fresh from your local Sullivan Catskills Farmers Market! These 6 simple cocktail recipes combine the best of the summer season - in a glass. Or, make it a mocktail! Just exclude the alcohol for a refreshing treat the entire family can enjoy. Look for the ♥ symbol...it means you can find the ingredients at your farmers market! Black and Blue Mojito ♥3 blackberries [...]
Let’s face it. Most kids don’t look forward to grocery shopping. But farmers market shopping? That’s another story. Children enjoy being at the market – and farmers are happy to see them, too! Use these 9 tips to make shopping at Sullivan Catskills Farmers Markets even more fun for kids (and parents, too). 1.Free For All! Most vendors at all 9 Sullivan Catskills Farmers Markets tend to offer free samples. It’s a great [...]