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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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