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Grape Expectations in the Catskills

Grab a handful of Catskills grapes and enjoy! Grapes are about 80% water, making them a tasty low calorie snack. They are high in fiber and potassium, and a great source of vitamin C There are more than 50 varieties of grapes! Catskills Seasonality September and October Grape Storage Tips Store grapes for up to a week in a plastic bag with small holes in it for ventilation. Choose plump and firm grapes [...]

Store Smarter! Top 10 Storage Tips for Fruits and Veggies

Does this sound familiar? You bring home a bounty of fresh veggies and fruit from your favorite Sullivan Catskills Farmers Market. You’re in a hurry, so you put all your goodies in the fridge…but not all produce wants a cold welcome home! Take an extra 5 minutes to store smarter with these top 10 tips. 1. Fruit and veggies are frenemies When it comes to healthy eating, vegetables and fruits are your good [...]

5 Questions to Ask Your Farmer

Going to a Sullivan Catskills Farmers Market is as much about the food as it is about meeting friendly farmers. Over 500 people were surveyed in the Catskills in 2016, 9 out of 10 said they enjoyed meeting their farmer. One thing shoppers enjoy is getting valuable tips, recipes, and insight into how their food was grown. Here’s what to ask your farmer! #1 What’s the best way to store _______? It might [...]

Strike Gold with Catskills Carrots

Sweet Crunchy Carrots in a Rainbow of Colors are a Catskills Favorite! Carrots are produced in all 50 states! However, California produces about 80% of them (but we know carrots from a Sullivan Catskills Farmers Market tastes best...) Carrots have a lot of vitamin A which is good for your immune system, and overall cell health. Some carrot varieties found at Catskills Farmers Markets are purple, reddish-purple, or yellow. Catskills Seasonality June-September Carrot [...]

Pick a Perfect Catskills Pepper

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 [...]

Labor Day Weekend – Market Shopping Guide

August 28th, 2017 - Shop the 12 farmers, bakers, and cider makers featured in our shopping video! Find out what markets they sell at using our listing below. Then, use our market finder to find the farmers market in Sullivan County near you! 100% local hot dogs, steaks, poultry, lamb and more. Barryville on Saturdays 10am-1pm Callicoon on Sundays 11am-2pm Website Locally [...]

Just Peachy Market Salsa and Peach Prep Secrets

Life's a Peach in the Catskills...we're in peak peach season! A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C. The fuzzy peach is actually a member of the rose family and originated in China. Some scientists believe peaches are the oldest cultivated fruit - talk about living history! Catskills Seasonality July-Late August Peach Storage Tips Don't put peaches [...]

The Best Farmers Market Salsa with 7 Catskills Ingredients

Must-Know Tomato Facts The tomato is the state fruit of New Jersey (yes, tomatoes are a fruit!) The largest tomato ever grown was 7 lbs. 12 oz in 1986…that record has yet to be broken. Scientists believe the first tomatoes came from South and Central America; wild tomatoes are still found in the Andes Mountains. Catskills Seasonality July-September Beet Storage Tips To ripen green tomatoes, store in indirect light or in a paper [...]

This Weekend! Seniors, Get $20 FREE at the Farmers Market

Representatives will be at 6 farmers markets in Sullivan County this weekend handing out FREE booklets of checks valued at $20 to qualifying seniors age 60 and over. No i.d. or paperwork is required, and most seniors meet the income guidelines. The checks are "Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program" (SFMNP) checks, and can be used on any fruits and vegetables at the farmers markets! Plus, the checks do not expire until November 30th, [...]

Catskills Cukes and Zukes Overflowing on Market Tables

We can't take credit for the term "cukes and zukes" - we overheard Farmer Matt of Beaverdam Brook Farm tell customers at the Monticello Farmers Market that his fields were full of cukes and zukes. We love the way it sounds...cukes and zukes! Zukes and Cukes: Fresh Facts Kirby, Gherkin, Garden, Persian: there are many different varieties of cucumber available at the farmers market! Zucchini can be up to 95% water, cucumbers are [...]

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