Fresh from the Catskills

What’s Fresh Now: November

Turkey

Skip the store-bought bird this Thanksgiving and head to your local farmer for the real-deal. Not only is it healthier for you, supporting our local farmers makes everything last better! Purchase a turkey from these Pure Catskills members: Abbas Acres, Black Willow Pond Farm, Beaver Lake Farm, Butchie’s Organic Farm, Cooper’s Ark Farm, Heather Ridge Farm, Hilly Acres Farm, Horton Hill Farm, Lackawaxen Farm Co., Main Street FarmRoot ‘N Roost Farm, Brookside Farm & Maple, Foxtail Community Farm, Cluckin’ “A” Critter Farm, LLC, Eagle Hollow Farm, Sweet Meadows Country Home & Garden and Stone & Thistle Farm.

Cider

Do you know the difference between apple cider and apple juice? Apple cider is made from apples that have been pressed into raw juice. It takes about 1/3 a bushel of apples to make one gallon of cider. It is not, by any means, shelf stable. Actually, it ferments over time and can become fizzy and slightly alcoholic. Apple juice has been made into a concentrate, and then water is added back to it. It is always pasteurized, so unwanted fermentation is never an issue. The pasteurization makes the juice shelf stable and available in the unrefrigerated aisle at your local grocery store year-round. Read more about the differences from this Huffington Post article featuring Fly Creek Cider Mill.

Pies

Do you love pie as much as we do? Luckily we have Pure Catskills Members whipping up America’s favorite dessert. Place any order with The Farmer’s Wife, 221 Bakery, Sunnycrest Orchards, Peck and Potter Farm, and Lucky Clover Artisanal Bakery for your holiday happenings this month! Let us know your favorite pie recipe on our Facebook to be featured on our recipe page!

Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping local just got easier with the 2017 Pure Catskills Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve gathered our honey collectors; wool and fiber makers; outlets for wreath and holiday decorations; cut-your-own tree farms; wine, beer and spirit makers; handmade gift ideas; holiday caterers; jelly and jams varieties; botanical/soap lines; holiday bakers; value-added dairy producers; maple syrup makers; local stores; places to stay and local happenings. . . all  in ONE  easy-to-access resource. Support your local farm/forest producer and your community by making your purchases count for clean water and the environment this holiday season!

Holiday Events and Gift Guide Products

Enjoy the magic of the holidays with local events and happenings. Plus, information on local farm and forest products from Pure Catskills members. Learn more about holiday special events and gift guide product producers.