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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Unbeatable Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe

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 [...]

A Must-Try Salsa Recipe with Catskills Blueberries

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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