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Summer Market Kickoffs in Monticello and Liberty, NY

Celebrate Summer's Arrival at 2 Very Special Farmers Market Events! You're invited to join the Liberty and Monticello Farmers Markets as they kick off the summer season with fun for everyone. Remember, both markets accept all food program benefits: SNAP/EBT, WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks, plus WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks. Here's what you'll enjoy at each market: Free tote bags, jar openers, stickers, temporary tattoos and more! Live [...]

Sweet Catskills Strawberries in Season NOW! Put ’em in a Popsicle! (Here’s How)

8 Strawberries Have 140% of a Child's Daily Vitamin C Over 53 percent of seven to nine year olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit, making it the most popular fruit among children. One cup of strawberries is just 55 calories. Strawberries are a member of the rose family - and each one contains 200 seeds...wow! Catskills Seasonality June (a short but VERY sweet season!) Strawberry Storage Tips Strawberries should be stored in [...]

4 Reasons Farmers are Batty for Bats

Sullivan Catskills Bats are Our Buddies: 4 Reasons Why Sullivan Catskills resident Truth Muller is on a mission: to change how people view bats. As the founder of Buddies for Bats, Truth is a community ambassador for these furry flying mammals. In Truth's eyes, bats are our friends - not frightening foes. In fact, if you love local produce, you should REALLY buddy up to bats because they help farmers across the world. According [...]

Summer Salad Recipe Starring 5 Catskills Ingredients

Catskills Lettuce Leaves You Wanting More...It's Crispier, Fresher, and More Flavorful! Lettuce provides dietary fiber, vitamins A, B9, and C plus minerals such as calcium, iron, and copper. Vitamin A is good for bone and teeth health. While B9 is good for your metabolism! Darker varieties typically have more nutrients than lighter varieties. Fibers are concentrated in the ribs, and minerals and vitamins in the leafy part of lettuce. Catskills Seasonality May-October Storage [...]

Meet Your Market: Liberty

WHERE Liberty Farmers Market Behind the rooster! 119 North Main Street, Liberty NY 12754 WHEN Every Friday 3pm-6pm June 9 to September 29, 2017 WHAT TO EXPECT Located creekside in a wooded park behind the Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Building, the Liberty Farmers Market is the ideal spot for an evening market. As one of the first Sullivan County farmers markets, Liberty always attracts top farmers and vendors who bring the [...]

Rhubarb is Ready! Enjoy a Sweet, Tart Start to Summer

Take a Closer Look at Rhubarb! Rhubarb is a member of the buckwheat family so it's actually a vegetable. High in vitamin K and fiber, low in calories - rhubarb is very healthy! During WWI in Britain, an article recommended eating rhubarb leaves - many became ill because rhubarb leaves are poisonous! Do not eat them. Catskills Seasonality May-June Storage Tips Remove leaves, wash stalks, place whole stalks in a sealed container or [...]

Meet Your Market: Monticello

WHERE Monticello Farmers Market In front of the Sullivan County Government Center 10 Jefferson Street, Monticello NY 12701 WHEN Every Monday 11am-2pm June 12 to September 18, 2017 WHAT TO EXPECT A small but mighty market in the heart of Sullivan County, the Monticello Farmers Market hosts some of the best farmers in the Catskills region. This lively market held on a large green lawn, offers free kid-friendly activities, chef demos, and of [...]

Ravishing Radishes! 6 Ideas to Try (Hint: Roasting)

3 Fascinating Radish Facts! A cup of sliced radishes is just 19 calories and has about 20% of your Vitamin C for the day. Radishes aren’t just red! Local varieties come in white, pink, and purple. Radishes get spicier as the season progresses – late summer radishes are nice and spicy! Catskills Seasonality:  May-September Storage Tips: Keep refrigerated, Radishes will keep up to 2 weeks Radish Prep and Usage Slice off the radish greens...surprise, they’re edible [...]

Eat Healthy to Feel Happy

The search for happiness should start at your local Sullivan Catskills Farmers Market, where you can find a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables. According to a 2016 study by the American Journal of Public Health of 12,389 individuals, eating fruits and vegetables can provide a boost in happiness. Just how much happiness? The researchers concluded that with every additional daily portion of fruits and vegetables, happiness increased. The biggest bump in happiness occurred [...]

11 Top Grilling Tips from Catskills Farmers

Get ready to chill out – and grill up local eats. The Sullivan Catskills Farmers Markets have everything you need to get grill-ready: from spring veggies to cheese, hamburger buns to condiments. As for local meat, you’ve got options at every farmers market in Sullivan County – see the full list here. To get a head start, we talked to local Catskills farmers (and one agriculture expert) who shared their favorite grill tips [...]

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