With each day, the grass gets that much greener!
It's been a long winter but the snow is gone, temperatures are rising, and each day, the grass gets that much greener. Sprinting towards summer sounds great but as the saying goes, "April showers, bring May flowers."

We're excited not just for the flowers but the fresh, delectable greens, the carrots and radishes fresh from the earth, and soon asparagus, a home-grown delight! As we drive down our back roads, pastured livestock will be face-down gorging on grass. Poultry will venture beyond the paths made over the past five months.

It's time we shake off winter and enjoy the Spring! Below are some ideas for getting out and doing just that!




Sonia Janiszewski
Farm to Market Manager

Spring at Cowbella
"Getting greener every day" at Cowbella Dairy Products in Jefferson!

Cultivating Connections
Root 'n Roost CSA
Farm to School Fun!

Join Story Laurie and Farm Catskills as they celebrate Andes and Roxbury central Schools' student achievements as both songwriters and gardeners, and to learn of ways that you can participate in ongoing school and community garden efforts in our region. These celebrations are part of the Cultivating Connections program.

The first event takes place at Andes Central School on Wednesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm.

A similar event will take place at Roxbury Central School on Tuesday, May 7th.
Catskills Region CSAs

The box of vegetables featured above is Root 'n Roost Farm's weekly CSA share.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms throughout the Catskills offer their neighbors the opportunity to help sustain a local farm with the best of all pay-back:  fresh vegetables weekly!

Payment structures, product offerings, pick up times all differ. Find the one that suits your palate and dive in.

Most CSAs begin "sharing the love
" in May.

What to do Saturday, April 27th

Heather Ridge Farm Maple Syrup Breakfast Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
Enjoy Pancakes, Eggs, Corned Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Quiche, Blackberry Cobbler, and more!
Annual Hobart Seed Sale & Gardening Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the The Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Ave, Hobart 

Non-GMO organic seeds at wholesale prices, gardening supplies, kids events, demonstrations, and much more!
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The Pure Catskills Buy Local campaign is a regional, economic initiative of the Watershed 
Agricultural Council. The Watershed Agricultural Council is funded by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal, foundation and private sources. The WAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.