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Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Flowers & Pottery
April showers bring May flowers! Gift locally grown annuals and perennials or a bouquet of fresh cut flowers from Pure Catskills Members Fox Hollow Nursey, Edgewood and/or Cold Spring Farm. To complete you gift, purchase a locally made pottery from Duke Pottery, Claryville Pottery and/or Applegarth Farm & Pottery this Mother’s Day.

Nursey Starters: Spring has sprung!Get a kick start to your growing season this year and check out The Green Thumb in their new location, Delhi, NY, Sunnycrest Orchards, Greenhouses & Farm Market in Sharon Springs, NY, Everlasting Spring Garden Center, LLC in White Sulphur Springs, NY, or Story's Neversink Plant Co. in Neversink, NY to get your favorite seedlings.

Leeks/Forging: Ramps or wild leeks are a favorite here in the Catskills, and are some of the earliest wild edibles to emerge. With their garlicky-onion flavor and high level of vitamin C, it’s no wonder they are sought out by foodies and chef’s alike. Look for wild leeks in the woods and mountains on your next hike, but make sure not to take them all one patch as they don’t regrow otherwise. Check out your local farm store like Main Street Farm, Lucky Dog Farm, or Eagle Hollow Farm as many of them have harvests available!

Fish: Fishing in the Catskills is a favorite family fun activity for residents and tourists alike here in the Catskills. If you are not an avid angler you can always head to Beaverkill Trout Hatchery, in Livingston Manor. The hatchery welcomes visitors for the Fish and Pay Ponds, and a roadside stand selling fresh and smoked trout which is open weekends April to Labor day 8 AM to 5 PM. They offer many types of Trout including Rainbow, Golden Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Tiger. For more information on fishing in the wild, visit the NYS Fresh Water Statewide regulations page and don’t forget to get your fishing license here!