Friday, June 14, 2013

Fresh From the Catskills: 5 Things to Look for This Week June 14

It's Here! The Pure Catskills Guide to Catskills Products arrives today. We're featuring images of members from a variety of value-added products, like wool fibers, fudge and caramel and sides of beef. Eight local producers, growers and artisans are featured within this 64-page directory of everything Fresh From the the Catskills. Featured regional businesses include Slickepott, Fieldstone Farm, Elderberry Herbs and Tabitha Gilmore Barnes Studio. Find your copy at hundreds of locations or contact Kristan for your mailed copy (607) 865-7090.

FARMERS' MARKETS: Curious where to pick up this week's farm fresh products? Pure Catskills teams up with the Watershed Post each week to highlight one of the area's hot markets. This week, check out Lexington Farms' Market on Route 42. Open monthly on the first Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and the third Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, you'll find a variety of Greene and Schoharie County Fresh from the Catskills products. Find out which local farmers and vendors will be on hand here. You can also visit the Pure Catskills running list of regional farmers' markets here.

WALTON REGIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW: This free event is the season opener for youth showmanship. Swine, beef, goats and sheep (and their handlers) take the center ring this weekend, June 14 to 16, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton.

FOLLOW THE MILKY WAY: Catskills Family Creameries is opening their barn  doors on July 5 for a peak into what it takes to make butter, milk, gelato and cheese. Free and open to the public, bring the family, meet the animals, see the magic of transforming dairy into something else even yummier!

GET INSIDE A LENDER'S BRAIN: The Watershed Agricultural Council is offering two Financing Your Business workshops to improve your chances of qualifying painlessly for financing:
To register by phone, call Marilyn Wyman, CCE-Columbia/Greene Counties at (518) 622-9820. Each evening workshop costs $20 and includes dinner. For five good reasons to attend the workshop, read "The 5 C's of Obtaining Credit" on the Pure Catskills blog.

Tune in to WIOX-FM 91.3FM every other Friday at 7:15 a.m. for Watershed Wake-up Call to find out what's Fresh From the Catskills.

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