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What's Fresh Now: August 2021

Sweet Corn

Our favorite end of summer crop is now in season! Get your local corn now from farmstands and farmers’ markets throughout the region. Head to purecatskills.com to find some places to stop today! Which color kernel do you think is sweeter, yellow or white?

Lamb

Easy entertaining with these Grilled Rosemary Marinated Lamb Chops, so fire up the grill and grab your local lamb from these Pure Catskills members for your family gatherings: Albano Farms, Applegarth Farm & Pottery, D & D Farms,  Nectar Hills Farm, Greenane Farms, Stony Creek Farmstead, SaJoBe Farms, Black Willow Pond Farm, Hudson Valley Cattle Company / Nat Kagan Meat & Poultry, Inc. or Evans & Evans Farm.

Apple/Peach Month

Starting mid-to-late August begins apple/peach season. Stop by Hurds Family Farm, Prospect Hill Orchards, Kelder’s Farm, Majestic Farm, Middlefield Orchard,  Sunrise Mountain Orchard LLC or Apple Bin Farm Market for tons of family fun. And don’t forgets, Apples and Peaches both start to ripen after they have been picked!

Eggplant

Cooking eggplant tip: soak your eggplant slices or cubes in milk for about 30 minutes before cooking. Not only will it help temper the bitterness, but it actually makes the eggplant extra creamy. Look for your local eggplant at the local farmers’ markets near you!