Love local all month long, not just on Valentine’s Day! Plan your local shopping, eating, staying and playing this month from our Pure Catskills members. Pledge your love of local by visiting our many shopping, dining and lodging destinitations. Visit is online to learn more!
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Do you know that goat products have many health benefits including being high in calcium, riboflavin, phosphorous, B-12 and protein? Not only are they good for you, goat cheese and milk is so delicious. Check out these farms to find your local goat milk or cheese today: Painted Goat Farm, Dirty Girl Farm and Windy Hill Goat Dairy.
Looking for fun new recipes for your stocked freezers? Find your elk meat and ingredients from many of our Pure Catskills members below within the recipe below:
- 3 – 4 pounds ground elk -Rock-n-Pinkster Farm
- 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 2 large yellow onions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups white sweet potatoes, peeled and ½ inch diced
- 1 (30 ounce) can white hominy, rinsed and drained
- 3 (14.5 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 cup dry red wine – Catskill Cellars, Pail Shop Vineyards, Winery and Tasting Room
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin – Lump’s Spice Company
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons coriander – Bebert’s Moroccan Condiments Café & Gallery
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cilantro, roughly chopped
- Green onions, chopped
- Sour cream
- Heat a large stock pot over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is warm add the ground elk and cook evenly until browned about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and drain in a separate bowl.
- Add the remaining oil to the pot along with the onions and garlic cooking until the onions soften about 10 minutes. Pour in all seasonings and stir to coat the onions. Add the diced sweet potatoes, hominy and cooked elk meat. Pour in the beef broth, diced tomatoes and red wine and stir to blend.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover partially with a lid and simmer for 90 minutes allowing the flavors to combine.
- Garnish the elk chili with shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, green onions and sour cream
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
It’s that time of year again to join a CSA! A CSA is your next commitment to buying local and an increasingly popular way to build stronger connections between farms and consumers. Receive a weekly box of fresh vegetables, produce or eggs all summer long. Purchase a share from The 607 CSA, Stoneledge Farm or Berry Brook Farm. Visit the Pure Catskills member directory to locate more farms offering CSAs!!