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Meredith Dairy Fest


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Delaware County is farm country and we love to celebrate our history as well as our future.

Come spend the weekend of June 11th and 12th with us in Delaware County and enjoy the Meredith Dairy Fest. Ushering in Dairy Month, the festival is hosted in Meredith each June and offers two days of live music, farm animals, vendors, historical demonstrations and displays, a lot of farm related vendors as well as great food and drink.

It’s two days of pure family-fun in a beautiful setting. Join us for a weekend of fun!

Check out the video below as well places to stay, eat, shop, and much more below. For more information on the festival, visit the event’s website.

Want to book your trip? Here are some suggestions on where to stay and what to do. These are just a few of the options immediately in the area. Please check out all our listings to find the perfect place to stay, eat, drink and enjoy while you are in Delaware County.

Places to Stay

  • Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center- 694 McKee Hill Rd, E. Meredith, 607.278.6609
  • Franklin Guest House-113 Center St, Franklin, 917.428.8253
  • Catskills Escape Bed & Breakfast-109 Post Rd, Franklin 607.353.1533
  • Catskills Escape Bed & Breakfast-242 Union Church Rd, Franklin, 607.369.9030
  • The Inn at Tollgate Creek-21031 Route 28, Delhi, 607.746.7287
  • Rippling Waters Retreat-1807 Federal Hill Rd, Delhi, 607.592.7152
  • River View Bed & Breakfast-9 Delaware Ave, Delhi, 607.746.7177
  • West Branch House Bed & Breakfast-28 Franklin St, Delhi, 607.746.3378

Places to Eat & Drink

  • Natural Gardens- 304 Sutherland Rd, East Meredith, 607.746.2028
  • Blue Bee Café-114 Main St, Delhi, 607. 746.8060
  • Francesca’s-3 Main St, Delhi, 607.7825
  • Delhi Diner-95 Main St, Delhi, 607.746. 2207
  • O’Neill’s Shire Pub-123 Main St, Delhi, 607.746. 8758
  • Tuna lll-82 Main St. Delhi, 607.746.6777
  • PICCS-68 Main St, Delhi, 607.746.8777
  • Catskill Momos-191 Main St, Delhi, 607.746.2233
  • Hollow-84 Main Street, Delhi

Arts & Culture

  • West Kortright Centre- 49 W Kortright Church Rd, E. Meredith, 607.278.5454
  • Bushel Collective-106 Main St, Delhi, bushelcollective.org

Health & Wellness

  • Harmony Hill Lodging & Retreat Center- 694 McKee Hill Rd, E. Meredith, 607.278.6609

History

  • Hanford Mills Museum- 51 Co Rd 12, E. Meredith, 607.278.5744
  • Meredith Historical Society- 10044 Elk Creek Rd, E. Meredith
  • Delaware County Courthouse Square-Main St. and Court St, Delhi
  • Fitches Covered Bridge- 1456 Co Rd 18, Delhi
  • Delhi Historical Society- 47 Main St, Delhi, 607.746. 2662
  • Delaware County Historical Association-46549 NY-10, Delhi, 607. 746.3849

Farms, Farm Stand & Stores

  • Stone & Thistle Farm-1211 Kelso Rd, E. Meredith, 607.278.5800
  • Windy Knob Blueberry Farm-6715 Turnpike Rd, Meredith, 607.746.2991
  • Humdinger Farm Store-53159 NY-10, Bloomville, 607.538.1041
  • Good Cheap Food-53 Main St, Delhi, 607.746.6562
  • Burn Ayr Farm-21031 NY-28, Delhi, 607.746.7287
  • Fieldstone Farm, 4236 Co Rd 18, Delhi, 607.287.7287
  • Bear Mountain Maple, 21529 NY-28, Delhi, 607.242.4835
  • Loulou’s Farm Stand, 1304 Elk Creek Rd, Delhi, 607.386.8220
  • Maplewood Farm & Orchard-74 Meredith Ave, Delhi, 607.746.6339
  • Riverdale Farm & Forest-48018 NY-10, Delhi, 607.746.9514

Outdoor Activities

  • SUNY Delhi Outdoor Education Center- 19692 NY-28, Delhi
  • The College Golf Course at Delhi-96 Scotch Mountain Rd, Delhi, 607.746.4653
  • Bramley Mountain Trail- Glen Bernie Rd between Rt 18 and NY-28, Delhi
  • Bulldog Run Trail Head- 565 Andes Rd, Delhi
  • Smith Pond Park- 460 Andes Rd, Delhi

Shopping

  • Stewarts Department Store-85 Main St, Delhi, 607.746.2254
  • Tay Tea-159 Main St, Delhi, 607. 746.6086
  • The Stone House-92 Main St, Delhi, 917.224.6718
  • The Green Thumb-265 Main St, Delhi, 607. 746.8840
  • This & That-110 Main Street, Delhi, 347.731.7830  
  • Main Street Cards & Gifts-96 Main Street, Delhi, 607.746.7830

 

Maple Weekend 2022 is Here!


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One of the most popular annual traditions returns to the Great Western Catskills – Maple Weekend!

Maple Weekend takes place this year on March 19-20 and March 26-27 at locations all across New York State. This is an amazing chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source. This event is organized and sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers’ Association.


Come taste a pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms, learn how maple syrup and other maple confections are made and experience the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State.

During Maple weekend, you can meet the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S and share in the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products.

Below is a list of participating sugarmakers in Delaware County. Be sure to visit your local producer and witness sustainable agriculture at its best. For more information, visit the New York State Maple Weekend website.

Brookside Maple
Matthew & Micah Scobie
2544 County Highway 2
DeLancey, NY 13752
607.746.6618

Catskill Mountain Maple
Tom & Jo Ann Kaufman
65 Charlie Wood Road
DeLancey, NY 13752
607.746.6215

Dar-View Maple
Brad Darling & Charlie Darling
2818 Fall Clove Road
Delancey, NY 13752
607.435.1657

Kenneth Burger Farm
Kenneth Burger
3437 Millbrook Road
Margaretville, NY 12455
845.586.4784

Maplewood Farm & Orchard
Duane & Karen LaFever
596 Miller Avenue
Bovina Center, NY 13740
607.832.4726

Off Road Maple
The Jordan Family
195 Pomeroy Road
Franklin, NY 13775
607.829.2424

Roxbury Mountain Maple
Dave and Linda Holscher
750 Roxbury Mountain Road
Hobart, NY 13788
607.538.1500

Shaver-Hill Maple Farm
David, Dwayne & Damian Hill and families
450 Shaver Road
Harpersfield, NY 13786
607.652.6792

Holiday Shopping & Events


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The Great Western Catskills pulls out all the stops in preparation for the holidays. Here are some of the events we are aware of now. We will update this often so please check back from time to time. Happy Holidays!

Visit our Events page for everything coming this month and beyond, and be sure to check out our Stories on Facebook and Instagram for a weekly local events roundup.

Delhi Farmers’ Market
Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm
Delhi American Legion
41 Page Avenue, Delhi, NY 13753
The Delhi Farmers’ Market has moved indoors for the winter to the Delhi American Legion. Stop by for your fresh produce and products straight from the farm!

Extended Market Season
Pakatakan Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through November 27, 10am – 1pm
The Round Barn, 46676 State Hwy 30 Halcottsville, NY 12438
Once again, the Market has extended its season through to the end of November. Among the many products featured at the market (depending on the season) are goods grown on local, small family farms.

Small Works
November 20 – January 8
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10am – 3pm
Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury NY 12474
The annual celebratory Small Works exhibit is a community-favorite event. Sized to be smaller than 12” x 12” and priced from $25 to $300, there is something to fit everyone’s budget. Size and price make this a perfect gift for friends, family and you! Opening Reception: Saturday, November 20, 3pm.

Sip, Stack, and Snack
November 20, 12pm – 6pm
November 26, 12pm – 6pm
Just Shop Boutique
43270 State Rt 28 Arkville NY 12406
The boutique’s popular shopping with cocktails event is returning! Many great deals and the shop’s Pink Flamingo cocktail will be available.

The Gobble Gobble Gobble Run
November 25, 10am
The Ark Bowl & BBQ
42366 NY-28, Arkville, New York 12406
Sign up for the 1st annual Thanksgiving Day Road Race “The Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Run” hosted by the Ark Bowl & BBQ. This 5 mile running and walking event is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Your $32 registration fee includes a short sleeve t-shirt, and there will also be awards for the overall winners, and awards for weight divisions, and across age divisions.

Book Village Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
November 26 – 28, 10am – 5pm
Hobart Book Village
Main St, Hobart, NY 13788
The Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale is here! All of the village’s many bookstores are offering deals during the holiday with up to 30% off most items. This is a must-not-miss opportunity to grab gifts for any bibliophile on your holiday shopping list.

Christmas on the Farm
November 26 & 27, 12pm – 6pm
December 4th, 10am to 4pm
Maple Shade Farm
2066 County Highway 18, Delhi, NY 13753
Local and vintage gifts for everyone on your list! Shop through the barn full of holiday treasures and decor to get in the spirit. Art, antiques, decor, ornaments, vintage clothes, greens and wreaths.

Holiday Market at This & That
November 27, 9am – 6pm
This and That
110 Main St., Delhi, NY, 13753
From local and city artists, crafters, vintage clothing and home goods vendors— something for everyone, in the heart of Delhi, on the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Free admission to the public.

Burn Ayr Farm

Holiday Market
November 26 & 27, 10am – 3pm
21031 State Highway 28, Delhi, NY 13753
Stop by the Burn Ayr farm store for their annual holiday market where they have lots of great decorations and gift items available.

Small Business Saturday in Hancock
November 27
20 East Main St, Hancock, NY 13783
Downtown retailers will have giveaways and discounts! Primitive Posies, The Camptons Kitchen and Gallery, Hancock General Store, Kaybirds, Trout Brook Studios, Hancock House Hotel and more!

Holiday Parade on Main + Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 27, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Main St, Margaretville, NY 12455
Hosted by the Margaretville Fire Department, Santa will make an appearance at the end of the Holiday on Main Parade. There will be a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 at the Village Christmas Tree on Main Street.

Tree Lighting at The Andes Hotel
November 27, 6pm
The Andes Hotel
110 Main St Andes, NY 13731
Please join the folks at The Andes Hotel for their Annual Tree Lighting. Santa and friends will ride into town and light the tree in the Andes Hotel yard at 6pm. Please remember to come early, visit the incredible shops and eateries of Andes to kick off the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Black Light Party
November 27, 9:00pm
Castle on the Delaware
139 Stockton Ave, Walton, NY 13856
Come dance off all the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. Wear white or neon clothing and a smile! $5 cover includes all the glow paint, markers, glow sticks, props and other insanely great party favors.

Lighting of Chanukah Menorah
November 28, 4pm
Main St (across from DMV), Margaretville, NY 12455
There will be dreidels and Chocolate ‘gelt’.

Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Party
November 28, 5pm
Courthouse Square
Main St, Delhi, NY 13753
Following the ceremony, there will be a Hanukkah party at This and That at 110 Main Street. The party will feature sufganiyot, hot chocolate, dreidel games and crafts.

Delhi Holiday Parade
December 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Main St, Delhi, NY 13753
The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to host this year’s Delhi Holiday Parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on the Square to welcome your family.

Christmas on the Square
December 4, 2pm – 7pm
20 East Main Street
Hancock, NY 13783
Fun to be had by all including; fun kids games, holiday shopping, local vendors, music and of course, Santa! Santa will have a small gift for all Children. At 6pm, enjoy the 13th annual Parade of Lights, with firetrucks and floats all lit up in the Holiday spirit.

Stamford Village Holiday Market
December 11 & 12, 10am – 6pm
Main St, Stamford, NY 12167
Visit over a dozen local vendors selling their handmade goods. Don’t miss the Christmas tree lighting on December 11 at 5pm, the community bonfire and hot chocolate. Stamp your Holiday Market Passport at all 8 participating businesses to enter to win a gift basket filled with local goods! Drawing will be at Mindl’s on 12/12 at 6pm.

13th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
December 11, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Main St, Colchester, NY 13755
Planning for the 13th annual Christmas Parade of Lights is underway. Mark your calendars and prepare to bring your holiday spirit.

Cherish the Ladies Mainstage Concert
December 11, 7:30pm
Walton Theatre
30 Gardiner Place Walton, NY 13856
Music on the Delaware is thrilled to be welcoming Cherish the Ladies back. This holiday show has become a favorite tradition in Walton. Tickets can be purchased on the Music on the Delaware Website for this in-person and live-streamed concert at musiconthedelaware.org.

Christmas Organ Recital and Concert
December 22, 7pm
Hobart Presbyterian Church
78 Maple Avenue, Hobart, NY 13788
The Hobart Presbyterian Church will be presenting a musical event featuring familiar Christmas hymns and carols and a talented young organist, Eddie Zheng. The concert will also feature vocalist Heather Walts of Stamford and pianist and Julliard student Youlan Ji.

Thank you for supporting local businesses in the Great Western Catskills!

Picking Your Own in the Cooler Months


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Crisp cool air means that harvest season is here for fall fruit. Apples and pumpkins scream fall and what better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to pick your own. And with autumn being the gateway to the holiday season, Christmas tree season is quickly on its way. Below are some of our pick-your-own favorites for the cooler months.

courtesy of Sunrise Mountain Orchard

Echo Orchard & Farm
8151 Co Rd 26
Hamden, NY 13782
Stop by the Echo Orchard & Farm farm stand from 10:30 to 7pm until November 1st to find pumpkins, apples, cider, cider donuts, honey, syrup and pumpkin lattes. They will have pumpkins ready to go as well as opportunities to pick pumpkins.

Maplewood Farm & Orchard
596 Miller Avenue
Bovina Center, NY 13740
Maplewood Farm & Orchard offers pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch! The maple sugar house and shoppe is also open, offering baked goods, pies, fresh eggs, cream, candy, many other maple products. Apple and Pumpkin picking takes place on weekends from September 18th until Columbus Day, October 11th.

Maxwell Farm
21287 NY-28
Delhi, NY 13753
Stop by this dairy farm on State Highway 28 to pick your own pumpkins. They have them in all shapes and sizes! U-pick is $10 for any size.

Maxwell Farm

Sunrise Mountain Orchard
1173 Sunrise Mountain Road
Bloomville, NY 13739
Sunrise Mountain Orchard is a boutique “pick-your-own” apple orchard with hundreds of trees in this young orchard which have reached bearing age. The orchard will be open on weekends beginning September 12, 2021 for “you-pick.”

Elderkin Christmas Tree Farm
Murphy Hill Road
Walton, NY 13856
Opening in November for cut-your-own Christmas trees on the weekends.

Robsons Christmas Trees
2425 Jim Lane Rd
Bovina Center, NY 13740
This family-run Christmas Tree farm was established in 1950’s and has been operating in its present form since 1983. Visit them and enjoy the experience of choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree. Robsons is open on Saturdays and Sundays during the holiday season.

Robsons Christmas Trees

Echo Orchard & Farm


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Visiting the Donnelly Farm Stand has been a family tradition for locals and visitors alike. Stopping by the farm to pick up pumpkins, winter squash, gourds and corn stalks every fall was a must when in the area. We were crushed to find out that the fall 2020 season was the last as the Donnelly family decided to retire.

While we were very sad to see them close, we are excited to announce that there is someone else picking up some of the traditions we love so much. Echo Orchard & Farm, who are friends and neighbors with the Donnellys, are opening their farm stand on Friday, September 3rd and will be open until November 1st.

Stop by the Echo Orchard & Farm farm stand from 10:30 to 7pm  to find pumpkins, apples, cider, cider donuts, honey, syrup and pumpkin lattes. They will have pumpkins ready to go as well as opportunities to pick pumpkins.

Echo Orchard & Farm is a family run orchard and farm, with apple trees, sunflower fields, hens, sheep with a variety of vegetables and berries in addition to the new pumpkin patch. Stop by, say hello and get everything you need for a fantastic fall.

Echo Orchard & Farm
8151 Co Rd 26
Hamden, NY 13782
Open September 3-November 1st
10:30am to 7pm

 

U-Pick Blueberry Season is Here!


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Mid-summer in Delaware County means the start of berry picking season. Picking your own means fun for the whole family. Blueberries are currently in season, but there are plenty of more U-pick crops heading our way soon.

Below are some local farms currently offering blueberry picking. Be sure to check their website or call ahead for all the information you and your family require. Happy picking!

Blue Sky Farm Winery
779 Charcoal Road
Stamford, New York 12167
607.652.4712
Roughly 5 acres of the farm is covered by the two main types of blueberries, Patriot and Blue Crop. The farm expects to have their fields open for you to come pick blueberries in late July. Please call ahead for details.

photo courtesy of Windy Knob Blueberry Farm

Homegrown Farmstead
2113 Lee Hollow Road
Bovina, New York 13740
607.832.4273
The Farmstead’s blueberry orchard is now open! Stop by the farm store for maps and baskets. They are open from 8am until sunset every day. no appointment is necessary. Blackberry picking is coming soon!

Northstar Blueberry Farm
595 Franklin Heights Road
Franklin, NY, 13775
The farm specializes in heritage veritals and has over 13,000 blueberry bushes that are a combination of Bluecrop, Blueray and Patriot. They are open for You-Pick every weekend, starting in mid-July, from 9am to 5pm. They supply buckets for picking and freezer bags so that you can take your berries home.

photo courtesy of Steve’s Greenhouse

Steve’s Greenhouse
Greenhouse located in the Catskill mountains.
37784 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782
607.746.6006
While Steve’s Greenhouse already has all sorts of plants and flowers for your garden, they also offer blueberry picking in their field. Picking is now open seven days a week from 9am – 6pm.

Windy Knob Blueberry Farm
6517 Turnpike Rd, Delhi, NY 13753
607.746.2991
Family owned and operated for 40 years, they are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset from mid-July until all the berries are picked in late September or the beginning of October.

 

Farmers’ Markets


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We love our farmers! Our pride and joy here in the Great Western Catskills is the pure, local food produced by the dozens of working farms in our region. Summertime brings farmers’ markets to villages and towns around the county. Often organic, and always fresh, you’ll find fruits, vegetables, eggs and meats to purchase as well as jams, wine, cheese and baked goods. Bring a big basket and shop the stands filled with delicious options while getting to know our farmers and our culture.

Andes
Andes Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 10am-3pm
72 Main St, Andes NY
https://www.facebook.com/Andes-Farmers-Market-111807957232586

Dirty Girl Farm
Saturdays 10am-2pm
114 Delaware Avenue, Andes, NY
https://www.facebook.com/dirtygirlfarm

Bovina
Bovina Farmers’ Market
Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm
Creamery Rd, Bovina Center, NY
http://www.farmingbovinany.org/farmers-market

Delhi
Delhi Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays 9am-2pm
Court House Square, Main St, Delhi NY
https://www.facebook.com/DelhiFarmersMarket

Birdsong Farm Community Garden Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 10am-1pm
Birdsong Farm Community Garden
38480 State Hwy 10, Delhi, NY
https://www.facebook.com/birdsongfarmcommunitygarden

Catskill Smoke House Farm Market
Saturdays 12pm-4pm
Behind Quarter Moon Cafe
53 Main Street, Delhi NY
https://quartermooncafe.com/

Franklin
Franklin Farmers’ Market
Sundays 10am-2pm
25 Institute St, Franklin NY
https://www.facebook.com/FranklinNYFarmersMarket/

Halcottsville
The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 9am-2pm
46676 NYS Hwy 30, Halcottsville NY
roundbarnmarket.org

Hancock
Greater Hancock Farmers Market & Craft Fair
Every Saturday, 10am – 2pm
Hancock Town Square, East Main St, Hancock NY
https://www.facebook.com/HancockFarmersMarketNY/

Hobart
The Hobart Farmers’ Market
Fridays 4pm-7pm
101 Maple Ave, Hobart NY
hobartfarmersmarket.com

Sidney
Sidney Main Street Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
44-46 Main St, Sidney, NY
https://www.facebook.com/mainstms

Walton
The Walton Farmers’ Market
Fridays from early July– late September, 10am-2pm
Veterans Plaza, 181 Delaware St, Walton NY.
https://www.facebook.com/WaltonFarmersMarket

Depending on the season, you can also visit local farm stands and farms stores.

Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Delights


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Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means here in the Catskills — it’s pumpkin time! And our local farmers have got you covered! Stop on by to choose from the specially selected pumpkins, gourds and other seasonal treats available at farm stands or go straight to the pumpkin patch and pick your own! Come join us this October for all your jack-o-lantern needs and more Halloween festivities listed below.

The Andes Hotel
110 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731
While The Andes Hotel, which has just been purchased by new owners, is yet open for daily business in the restaurant and tavern, they have set up a pumpkin patch of their own in the front of the hotel. Stop by and purchase a variety of pumpkins and gourds. They promise they will be opening for food and drink service very soon. Stay tuned to their website and Great Western Catskills updates to find out when they are officially open for business.

Donnelly Farm Stand
5709 E River Rd
Walton, NY 13856
Fall is here, so Donnelly Farm Stand is now open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm with a wide variety of every type of pumpkin and gourd, along with winter squash, corn stalks and dried corn. On the weekends, they have vendors across the street selling everything from maple products to cider to baked goods.

While in the area, you may also want to stop by Echo Orchard Farm Stand right down the road at 8151 County Highway 26 in Hamden, open weekends until Columbus Day.

Forever Wild presents
Halloween Costume Party & Contest
Binnekill Square
746 Main St
Margaretville, NY 12455
October 31 11am – 8pm
Join the folks at Forever Wild Presents this All Hallows’ Eve at Binnekill Square as they celebrate Halloween with a Costume Party & Contest! The best 3 costumes get a prize! They will be transforming Binnekill Square Boardwalk for Halloween! Step back in time for a tintype photo or sign up for a tarot reading. Eat a hotdog and drink a beer before you dive into your candy. Bring the kids for music and pumpkins for carving.

Maplewood Farm & Orchard
74 Meredith Street
Delhi, NY 13753
Maplewood Farm & Orchard offers pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch! The maple sugar house and shoppe is also open, offering baked goods, pies, fresh eggs, cream, candy, many other maple products.

Supporting Businesses in Delaware County


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During these challenging times, we at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce are going to do whatever we can to promote the businesses that are still able to offer our their services to the area.

We have removed all events through June in accordance with what I LOVE NEW YORK is doing on their site.

Sis Boom Yum is a new website that will be offering updated information on what restaurants and shops are open in Delaware County. This site will keep people up to date on where they can get get take-out, delivery and special orders. This is done in association with Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, The MARK Project and many individuals providing updated information and content daily.

Along with other regional entities including the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship, Delaware County Cornell Cooperative Extension, Watershed Ag Council, Pure Catskills, and the Food and Health Network of South Central NY , the Great Western Catskills and Delaware County Chamber of Commerce are encouraging local food businesses (farms, farm businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores, and others) to use this shared directory to get your information out to the community.

The ripeCommunity Directory allows food businesses to create a listing for themselves and update food availability in real time, giving consumers a cost-free, one source, way to access accurate information about food options, hours of operations, ordering instructions, and food safety precautions. Community members can also use this platform to understand donation support options, regardless of a business’ operational status.

Instructions for food businesses and consumers can be found by clicking the logo below. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact ripecommunity@ripe.io

We are continuing to keep our social channels updated to help share offers from local businesses.

If there is anything that we can do to support your business, please let us know by reaching out to tourism@delawarecounty.org.

These are incredibly trying times but tourism will be one of the businesses that leads the inevitable recovery of this great Country, this incredible state and our beloved Delaware County.

 

 

 

Christmas Trees & Decorations in Delaware County


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Been wondering where you can find the perfect tree or decorations for the holiday season? Delaware County has you covered. Not only do we have a Christmas tree farm where you can cut your own, we have farms and shops that provide all the holiday trimmings. It’s a great way to spend some time leading up to the holidays. Remember, the areas runs out of trees from time to time so please call ahead.

 

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees

Robson’s Christmas Trees
2425 Jim Lane Road
Bovina Center, NY 13740
(607) 832-4306
facebook.com/robsons-christmas-trees

 

Decorations, Wreaths & Gifts

Burn Ayr Farm
21031 State Highway 28
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-7287
burnayrfarm.com

The Green Thumb
265 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13735
(607) 746-8840

Hillhaven Farms
2 Hobart Road
Stamford, NY 12167
(607) 652-2274

Maple Shade Farm
2066 County Highway 18
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-8866
mapleshadefarmny.com

 

Tree Farm

Hawley Christmas Tree Farm
4528 Peakes Brook Road
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 832-4306
facebook.com/hawleyfamilytreefarm/

 

West Kortright Centre Barn Tour


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One of the greatest ways to experience the Great Western Catskills is to get an insider glimpse of the gardens, barns and homes of Delaware County. Each year, The West Kortright Centre hosts a couple of fundraiser events that provide that perfect level of access. We are thrilled to announce that their next tour is coming up on Sunday, September 29th.

The West Kortright Centre will hold its third annual Barn Tour fundraiser from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on that Sunday.  This year’s tour will guide visitors through spectacular landscapes in the Walton area to explore eight remarkable examples of agricultural architectural history.

West Kortirght Center Historic Barn Tour

Begin the tour at an immaculately restored three-story barn at 245 Budine Road, Walton. Travel back in time to a barn built in the early 20th century (on land settled by a Revolutionary War soldier and prisoner of war in 1808). Stop in for delicious ‘barn dance’ soup, cooked over a wood fire, at a barn raised just fifteen years ago that houses a unique collection of antique farming implements. Carry on through Walton’s bucolic hills to several ramp-style barns and one of the last working dairy farms in the region (where dozens of varieties of pumpkins and squash are for sale). Each barn on the tour has been carefully maintained by its present owner and is a testament to the skill and creativity of its builders.

All visitors must begin the tour between 11AM–1PM and end by 4PM; it will be held rain or shine.

Tickets for this event are $20 in advance or $23 at the first barn, to benefit The West Kortright Centre’s arts and community programs. For tickets and more information, call (607) 278-5454, or visit westkc.org.

Headwaters History Days 2019


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Headwaters History Days 2019 is a weekend of events, exhibits, open houses and activities celebrating the history, culture, folklife and landscape of the Central Catskills.
 

Taking place on May 3rd, 4th and 5th, this marks the sixth year of highlighting the area’s rich history.

Visitors are invited  to explore 14 special sites across two counties.  Follow the East Branch of the Delaware River and its tributaries through the towns of Middletown and Roxbury in Delaware County.  Much of your journey will be along The Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway.

 
Museums, landmark structures and historic sites will be open to the public at no charge this weekend.  Special events include a vintage baseball game, two local history talks, guided visits to numerous historic sites, and a docent-led ride on the Delaware & Ulster Rail Road.  (Regular fares apply for the rail rides.)
 
In a talk at Skene Library, find out about the Fleischmann family’s connections to baseball, both here and in the wider world.  Learn all  about the rich local history at the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories.
Joining Headwaters History Days for the first time this year, the Mountain Athletic Club will be playing baseball by the 1895 rules on the historic ball field on Wagner Avenue in Fleischmanns.
 
A special program at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will delve into the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps here in the Catskills.   There will be a nature walk to explore this CCC legacy immediately following the talk.
In Kelly Corners, watch a complex network of belts and pulleys power a sawmill in a 150-year-old barn at Hubbell Family Farm.  Visit the historic farm as well.  Then, visit the Pakatakan Farmers Market housed in the iconic Kelly Brothers Round Barn.
Climb the stairs of the Roxbury Methodist Church tower to see (and hear!) a venerable clock chime the hour.   Also new this year, the Old School Baptist Meeting House in the hills above Roxbury will be open for a visit. 

Headwaters History Days is a feast for those who love the Catskills and its colorful past!  History lives on the Catskill Mountains Scenic Byway!

Bring Delaware County To Your Dinner Table This Thanksgiving


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We are quickly approaching the Thanksgiving Holiday, and if you’ve had time to think about planning your holiday meals with friends and loved ones this season, have you considered sourcing your ingredients from one of our local farms in the Great Western Catskills? Our local producers have kicked it into high gear, even after a difficult and wet summer, to make sure that we have access to some of the best quality agricultural goods our region has to offer.

Stone & Thistle Farm raises grass fed lamb, goat, pork, beef, and poultry on the family farm located in a lush quiet valley in the beautiful town of East Meredith, NY.  Stone & Thistle Farm’s livestock and poultry are raised on pastures most of the year. The dairy goats, pigs, and poultry are fed minimal amounts of local grains. No additives, hormones, antibiotics or drugs are used to raise naturally healthy, farm-fresh meat and eggs.

This holiday season, Stone & Thistle Farm is happily taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys! The birds will weigh between 14 and 25 lbs each, and are priced at $4.95 / lb. You can place a $20 deposit that reserves you a bird this season, and can pick up your turkey  at the Pakatakan Farmers Market in Holvottsville, NY on November 17th, or make arrangements for picking up the turkey at the Farm. For more information about placing your deposit, you can contact the farm by phone 607-278-5800, or by email at warren@stoneandthistlefarm.com. As Tom from Stone & Thistle would say, “Thanksgiving without a Stone & Thistle Farm Turkey is just another Thursday!”

Located in the western Catskill mountains in the town of Meredith is Greenane Farms, another family operation that raises raising grass-fed Angus cattle, heritage pigs, chicken, quail, goats, and of course, turkeys! They also operate a full service farm to table Mexican restaurant in the hamlet of Meridale, NY, serving gourmet Mexican cuisine sourcing ingredients directly from their farm.

Greenane Farms will be taking orders for their Thanksgiving Turkeys that are raised and processed right on the farm. Their pasture raised turkeys weigh between 14 to 30 pounds, and are priced at $4.50 per pound. Please email patrick@greenanefarms or call 607-746-8878 with your order. Quantities limited, first come first serve!

Catskills Regional Harvest in Andes, NY was created to bring the bounty and talent of Catskills farmers, producers , and artists to the hands of fellow locals. This year, Catskills Regional Harvest in partnership with Delaware County farms, is pleased to you prepare your entire Thanksgiving feast this year! That’s right, every ingredient for your meal, even right down to the deserts!

Catskills Regional Harvest will be offering  20-30 lbs turkeys priced at $6.00 / lb, from Twin Ponds Farm of Bloomville, New York, and 20 pound turkeys priced at $7 / lb from Paradise in Disguise Hobby Farm Delhi NY,  and Mandy’s in East Meredith, NY. Turkey quantities are limited, so please place your order soon and no later than 7 p.m. on November 14th, 2018. Follow this link to the online form to submit your order and $30 deposit. It doesn’t get much easier than this, and what an incredible way to get healthy, delicious farm fresh food for your Thanksgiving Dinner this year with just a simple click of a button! For more additional information about what Catskills Regional Harvest has to offer this holiday season, you can contact them by phone at 607-427-9848, or visit their website.

 

If you are in the area and ready to shop for those incredible ingredients that will make your meal simply perfect, we highly recommend you stop at the farm stands and farm stores in the area that are selling farm fresh products all year long. We highly recommend The Lucky Dog Farm Store (35706 State Highway 10, Hamden, New York) and Good Cheap Food (53 Main Street, Delhi, New York) in addition to the great resources above.

 

Ask a Local-Dan Finn, Bovina Valley Farms & Creamery


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Dan Finn is a farmer and a partner in Bovina Valley, LLC.  Bovina Valley is a collection of regional, family-run businesses that have come together with a shared heritage and common purpose. They take the best practices passed down through generations and give new life to them by producing the highest quality products and experiences for our customers, near and far.

At Bovina Valley, they create Cowbella™ milk, yogurt, cheese and butter made in small batches with only the purest ingredients and by the same people who raise the cows and run their  farms. Their new Creamery is bringing the tradition of dairy processing back to Bovina, a  small corner of New York State where being cow-crazy, freshness-obsessed, single sourced and farmer-owned says as much about their  passions as it does about their products.

We asked Dan to share some of his favorite things about Delaware County.

You can download his suggestions here here  or scroll down below the pictures to find them there.

Photos courtesy of Bovina Valley and Cowbella by Bovina Valley. 

 

ASK A LOCAL

Dan Finn
Farmer
Bovina Valley Farms & Creamery
64 Creamery Road
Bovina Center, New York
607.821.2865

Dan Suggests Visitors Enjoy

•  Hiking trails all around Delaware County

• Driving around the back roads of our area

• Observing animals in nature.

• Experience all four seasons in wide open spaces.

• Eating farm fresh food like yogurt, cheese and butter, produced right here in Delaware County.

• Visit active farms that welcome visitors.

• Experience the process of maple syrup making.

• Seeing where food is coming from, how it is made, and how animals are treated.

A Few  Favorite Spots to Eat & Drink

Table On Ten
52030 NY 10
Bloomville, NY 13739
(607) 643-6509

The Shire Pub
123 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
(607) 746-8758

A Suggestion on Where to Stay

Dry Town Tavern
1825 Co Rd 6
Bovina Center, NY 13740
drytowntavern.com


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