A DECADE OF
BUYING LOCAL

Together, we’re still
connecting people and food
10 years later through
Pure Catskills

FRESH FROM
THE CATSKILLS

Visit our Catskills counties
for directories of farmers'
markets, u-picks, farm stands,
harvest festivals and more!

Join us for the Catskills CRAFT Spring Kick Off!

The Catskills CRAFT group will meet on  Monday, April 28, at the Lucky Dog Farm Store in Hamden, New York, at 6 pm.

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The Farm Hour

Each week on Monday night at 7 p.m., The Farm Hour takes to the air on WIOX-FM Community Radio 91.3 FM (also streaming on the web at wioxradio.org).

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Calendar

Friday, 4-25 to Sunday, 4-27
The annual “One Bug™” event fundraiser has helped form partnerships with organizations including the NFWF, Orvis, Patagonia, The Code Blue Foundation, The Keith Campbell Foundation, and other local foundations interested in protecting the Upper Delaware River system.  Each year’s  One Bug™ is bigger and better than the year before, raising funds to  help FUDR fund their river conservation projects and brings in sportsmen from around the world.   Hancock offers some of the best trout fishing in the United States and is where the East Branch and West Branch of the Delaware River meet (called
Monday, 4-28
Summer's on its way and it's time to get excited for the growing season! Catch up with old friends and meet new ones, all over a tasty potluck supper. What could be better?
Thursday, 5-1 to Friday, 5-2
Ready to raise ham and bacon? Hosted by the Watershed Agricultural Council and CCE-Delaware, Pigs for Profits is a two-day workshop tapping into the fundamentals of pork production and hands-on applications for farm start-up. 
Thursday, 5-1 to Friday, 5-2
This two-day workshop takes you from farrow to finishing. Hosted by the Watershed Agricultural Council and CCE-Delaware, Pigs for Profit highlights selecting a breed; housing, feeding and managing swine; planning for swine health; and knowing meat cuts for pork. $10 per person. Bring a bag lunch each day; beverages will be provided. Contact Janet Aldrich to register (607) 865-6531 or by email JLA14@cornell.edu.
Saturday, 5-3
Over the past 15 years Foxtail Farm has been perfecting a greenhouse that meets the diverse needs of small farmers and homesteaders. Its cost, ease of construction, mobility and versatility make it the perfect fit for any farm or homestead. In this workshop we will build a greenhouse together, providing demonstration and hands-on learning of the construction process along with insight from 15 years of experience using the structure on our farm. Participants will leave with detailed written plans and knowledge needed to build their own greenhouse.  
Saturday, 5-17 to Sunday, 5-18
Join us on the farm to kick off the growing season! Morning planting parties, afternoon greenhouse & garden workshops, farmyard tours, seasonal crafts, farmstand with our own and other local products and greenhouse seedlings sale. No charge to attend! Details at:
Tuesday, 5-27
On Tuesday, May 27, the Catskills CRAFT group will meet at Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Education Energy Center in Callicoon, New York, at 4 pm. Catskills CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is an educational networking group for beginning and mentoring farmers. Gardeners, farm interns, employees and operators are welcome to attend.   
Tuesday, 5-27
Join us at the Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center for a tour of this multi-dimensional farm business. Sonia Hedlund and Dick Reisling share a look at their diversified farm where they raise chickens, lambs, and horses, grow vegetables, host educational programs, and utilize on-farm energy. Dick will talk about his energy designs; Sonia will talk about how the many different farm oepration activities lend themselves to a profitable business model year-round.
Sunday, 6-8
On Monday, June 8, the Catskills CRAFT group will meet at the Danforth Jersey Farm and Cowbella Creamery in Jefferson, New York, at 4 pm. Catskills CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is an educational networking group for beginning and mentoring farmers. Gardeners, farm interns, employees and operators are welcome to attend.
Friday, 6-13 to Saturday, 6-14
The 3rd annual Walton Regional Livestock Show is an open show with exhibitors coming from the entire Northeast. This pre-county fair livestock-handling opportunity features youth showmanship contests in each species for ages 8-22. The Show is designed to promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products and to promote/maintain research and educational functions within the area's livestock and agricultural industries.