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Egg White Omelet with Market Veggies

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, Americans eat just 276 eggs per year. (We’re not sure why! Eggs are one of the most economical protein sources at just 17 cents per serving – and they taste delicious.) That [...]

Farm to Table Cocktails: 6 Fresh Recipes

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 [...]

Fun at the Farmers Market (9 Activities and Tips for Kids)

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 [...]

Kick Off Summer at the Liberty and Monticello Farmers Markets

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! (While [...]

DIY Infused Berry Mint Water: Sip of the Season

Skip the Sugary Stuff...Take a Sip of Something Naturally Sweet! Infused water has very few calories. After infusing your water, you can still eat the fruit or herbs - or throw them in a smoothie. Vitamin C and B are water soluble, so they seep into the water you drink. Follow These Basic Guidelines...Then Get Creative! Always thoroughly wash fruits and herbs before infusing. Cool tap water is fine, or you can use [...]

11 Top Grilling Tips from Catskills Farmers

From tips for perfectly grilled asparagus to juicy burger secrets, farmers from the Sullivan Catskills Farmers Markets share their favorite grilling methods.  #1 Smashing Good Advice “Don’t smash the burger flat with a spatula. That releases all of the lovely juices onto the coals...instead of in your mouth!” -Tom and Denise Warren, Stone & Thistle Farm Products Offered: Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, eggs, prepared foods Find Them at the Farmers Market in: Callicoon [...]

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 [...]

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