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What's Fresh Now: April 2021

Ham

Our April holiday celebrations may still be a little different this year, but purchasing locally sourced meat doesn’t have to change. Order from the likes of Good Cheap Food, East Durham Farm, Greenane Farms, Burn Ayr Farm, Main Street Farm Market & Café and many others today! All are offering pick-up options. Visit our search page to find other local meat farmers in your region today.

Nursery Starters

Hello Spring! Have you been thinking of starting your own garden this year? Our members have you covered. Get a kick start to your growing season this year by checking out Pure Catskills members, The Green Thumb, Sunnycrest Orchards, Greenhouses & Farm Market, Everlasting Spring Garden Center, LLC, and Story's Neversink Plant Co. to get your favorite seedlings. Search more local stores online here!

Eggs

With longer days headed our way it is an egg-laying hen's afternoon delight! Grab some local eggs at many of our local farm stands. Check out our Pure Catskills member nearest you here: https://www.purecatskills.com/find-local-food/farm-stores. As always, call or check for availability online before showing up!

 Here’s a great recipe for your April happenings this month:

 

Deviled Egg Recipe:

-12 - Eggs – Hard boiled – (makes 24 deviled eggs)

-¼ cup – Mayonnaise

-1 tsp – Yellow mustard

-1 tsp – Horseradish

-1/8 tsp – Salt

-Paprika for garnish

 

Directions:

-          Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water bath.

-          Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels.

-          Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter.

-          Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, horseradish, mustard, salt and mix well with a fork.

-          Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family and resemble mini cabbages. Now that spring is here, add Brussels Sprouts to your dinner table! Here are some tips for picking Brussels sprouts from the store or local farmers’ market. Make sure the leaves are compact, not falling off and the sprouts should be hard to touch when you squeeze them. Fun fact: Brussel Sprouts originated from Brussels, Belgium. Check out our Pure Catskills recipe page for delicious Brussels Sprouts recipes and many others!