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 [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]
Imagine. If everyone in the Sullivan Catskills spent $10 at the farmers market this summer. Over $360,000 would go back into our economy. Plus, you’d enjoy the freshest, tastiest food – 97% agree. What’s your reason to spend $10? Find yours below, then pledge here to get a free gift. It’s time to clear up the myth that farmers market food costs more. During peak produce season (July through September), you’ll find that [...]
Unbeatable Beet Facts New York is the second largest producer of Red Table Beets in the US! Most beets are red, but some are gold or pink and white striped. Beets are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. Catskills Seasonality June-December Beet Storage Tips Beets should be stored in the refrigerator and are best used within two weeks. Beet Prep and Usage Wash beets well, they grow underground like potatoes [...]
Sullivan Catskills Blueberries are in season! Here are 3 fun facts... Blueberries are native to North America A half cup of blueberries only has 42 calories Blueberries are high in antioxidants and fiber Catskills Seasonality July and August Blueberry Storage Tips Blueberries like breathing room. Store them in the crisper drawer of your fridge with a lower humidity setting. Use within a week to a week and a half. Blueberry Prep and Usage [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]