Pumpkins for Carving and Craving! Try This Soup…


Pick a Pumpkin at the Farmers Market! 1 cup of pumpkin has over 50% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A. The largest pumpkin - weighing in at 2,624 lbs. - was grown in Belgium during the 2016 season. Like squash blossoms, pumpkin blossoms are also edible. Catskills Seasonality Late August Through November Pumpkin Prep and Usage Tips...For Eating! Store pumpkins in a cool, dry place - and they can keep for [...]

Pumpkins for Carving and Craving! Try This Soup…2019-06-05T19:35:25-04:00

Easy, Homemade Apple Cinnamon Chips


A Catskills Apple a Day...Fun Facts! 1 apple has 5 grams of dietary fiber (always eat the peel, which has two-thirds of the apple’s fiber!) An amazing 2,500 apple varieties are grown in America, but only the crabapple is native to North America. It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce a single apple. Catskills Seasonality Late August Through Early November Apple Storage Tips Apples should be stored in the refrigerator and [...]

Easy, Homemade Apple Cinnamon Chips2019-06-05T19:35:25-04:00

Catskills-Meets-Carolina Coleslaw Recipe


Crazy Cabbage Facts Cabbage is high in dietary fiber, iron, plus Vitamins A, B6, C, and K. Russians eat 7x more cabbage than the average North American. Scrolls from 1,000 BCE, found in China, stated that cabbage could cure baldness. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.) Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to keep cool – or maybe to ward off baldness? Catskills Seasonality June through October Cabbage Storage, Prep, and [...]

Catskills-Meets-Carolina Coleslaw Recipe2019-06-05T19:35:26-04:00

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 [...]

Grape Expectations in the Catskills2019-06-05T19:35:27-04:00

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 [...]

Strike Gold with Catskills Carrots2019-06-12T21:14:06-04:00

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 [...]

Pick a Perfect Catskills Pepper2019-06-05T19:35:27-04:00

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 [...]

Unbeatable Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini Recipe2022-03-31T10:13:25-04:00
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