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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

 

Hobart Book Village


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“Why on Earth are there so many book stores in one little town?” is not an uncommon question for visitors who stumble upon the somewhat sleepy, but equally adorable, town of Hobart, also known as the Book Village.

Located between Bloomville and Stamford, Hobart is a hidden gem of a destination; a sweet small town complete with friendly faces, delightful shops, galleries, places to wander the natural world and great food and drink options. Even with all this and more, it is most identified by being the place that boasts to be the home of several truly special collections of books and those who love to sell them. It was also named to Fodor’s Go List for 2022, an annual list spotlighting the best places to travel.

Inspired by the Book Village of Hay-On Wye in Wales, Don Dales welcomed fellow entrepreneurs to come to Hobart and open stores in his empty buildings, thus beginning the dream of creating a literature lover’s enclave in the Catskills. There are currently five independent shops that work collectively to beget this bookish vision and even host a highly regarded and extremely popular Festival of Women Writers, which takes place every September.

Don Dales

It’s not just a town of book stores, it’s a cultural hot spot and community gathering ground, offering up several arts shows, book signings, author readings and lectures throughout the year.

The largest of the five stores in square footage is Liberty Rock Books (678 Main Street, Hobart, 607.538.1760), owned and operated by John and Jim Mahoney and Tom Liotta. One can get lost in the deep shelves that house up to some 50,000 books. In addition to their fantastic selection of titles ranging from history to children to popular culture, Liberty Rock Books also offers vintage postcards and well-maintained, reasonably priced Jazz records and CD’s.

Wm. H. Adams’ Antiquarian Bookshop (602 Main Street, Hobart, 607.538.9080) features three floors of books. Not all of the books are antiquarian. However, many of the books in the shop were printed prior to 1850, or are about events that occurred prior to 1850. The shop carries books in a wide range of categories including, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Art, Architecture, Religion, Judaica, Biography, Poetry and Literature with rare and signed editions on hand. They also carry books reflecting local interests, including history, horticulture and wildlife.

Blenheim Hill Books (698 Main Street, Suite A, Hobart, 607.538.9222) Owners Barbara Balliet and Cheryl Clarke carefully curate thousands of titles at reasonable prices ranging from mysteries and suspense, women’s studies, poetry and the children’s book section is always a big draw.

For crafty and artistic types is Creative Corner Books (607 Main Street, Hobart, 607.386.2525) which was opened by Kathy and George Duyer in 2016. The store has a clear DIY spirit, offering a wide selection of new, used and vintage cookbooks, craft books and other do-it-yourself selections as well as a bevy of gift items. Creative Corner also offers a variety of demonstrations and workshops, free sewing classes for kids and much more.

Art, art, and more art is what you’ll find at LionEyesBooks (722 Main Street, Hobart, 631.926.1757) where sharing affordable finds with you is the passion of owner Randi Sussman-Kim. When you browse the shelves you’ll come upon well-known, lesser known, and “why-aren’t-they-known?” artists who thrill Randi to her core. The inventory is arranged and priced according to her attachment to the art/artist/text.

More Good Books (645 Main Street, Hobart) is a bookshop that offers a selection of books focused on the subjects of Railroads, Ships & Boats, Automobiles, Games/Sports, Hobbies and Pets. You will find us in the middle space of a multi-vendor location on the north side of the Historic Hobart Inn.

Also located in the Inn, Quarry Books (645 Main Street, Hobart) is a bookshop that offers a selection of Mysteries and Science Fiction. Formerly known as “Mysteries & More”, Book Village founder, Don Dales, has returned to the fold in a new location which is the oldest foundation in Hobart.

As the name suggests, New York Books & Ephemera (615 Main Street, Hobart) specializes in books and ephemera about New York State. This includes history, geography, travel, bios, memoir, food, architecture, arts and nature, as well as fiction set in NY or written by NY authors. Owners Kathy and George Duyer also stock local farm products and locally hand-crafted items in their shop.

Wondering when the best time to come to Hobart is? Well, it’s anytime, but consider planning your trip around their two massive semi-annual town-wide sales days. Visit Hobart during Memorial Day and Thanksgiving weekends to stock up on all your book, music and ephemera needs.

For more on Hobart Book Village and all the businesses and attractions in the area, visit the official site of the village at hobartbookvillage.com or greatwesterncatskills.com.

Hobart is known for its books but it’s also got a whole lot more. Here are a few of the non-book related places you don’t want to miss!

Restaurants

The Dinner Plate
545 Main Street, Hobart
607.538.3003

The Bull & Garland
760 Main Street, Hobart
607.538.3006

The Coffee Pot
581 Main Street, Hobart
607.538.1008

Galleries

Mural on Main
631 Main Street, Hobart
607. 538.3002

Antiques

Second Wind Furniture and Antiques
284 Main Street, Hobart
607.538.1941

Shopping/Gifts

The Sheep’s Nest
45 Main Street, Hobart
607.214.0050

Cellar Door Wines & Spirits
575 Main Street, Hobart
607.538.3066

Nature Walks

Catskill Rail Trail

For the Love of Protein


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Not only is Delaware County becoming a culinary destination because of the incredible access to fresh food and the surge of new restaurants opening, it’s also beloved because of the abundance of specialty food purveyors who call the Great Western Catskills home. In addition to our local cheeses, spices, maple products, distilled beverages and more being available at our farm stores, stands, markets, supermarkets and restaurants, we also have a few specialty shops focused on meat and fish. Not only can you buy incredible cuts and perfectly prepared meals, you can also talk to your butcher and fishmonger to get inspired about food. These experts are as passionate as they are knowledgeable and love to introduce visitors to the best of what Delaware County has to offer. You can also find these skilled professionals offering talks, demonstrations, and workshops that allow any inspired person to truly get to know their food.

Solinsky’s Meats (103 Main Street, Stamford, 607.652.2333) is owned and operated by the team of Michael Solyn and Caitlan Clare Grady. Solinsky’s is an adorable delicatessen storefront specializing in charcuterie, smoked meats and sausages that are available at their shop as well as wholesale. They provide meat to local restaurants like Wayside Cider (55 Redden Lane, Andes) and the shop is also a certified USDA meat processing facility. Stop by Solinsky’s to find ever-evolving assortment of locally raised grass-fed meats, showcasing the quality and abundance of the region. Solinskly’s combines great knowledge with a great love for the farming communities in the Great Western Catskills.

Solinsky’s

Catskills Regional Harvest (27905 State Highway 28, Andes, 607.427.9848) is a farm store offering products from over 120 local and regional producers. It’s also a seafood and whole animal butcher shop offering pasture-raised meat from local farms like Evans and Evans Farm in Andes and the Deysenroth Farm in Bloomville. Catskill Regional Harvest is in the Delaware County Foodworks building which is a shared commercial kitchen, training and event space where they offer culinary and beverage specific tastings, workshops and more. Visit the Delaware County Foodworks Facebook page to find out more about the classes and events.

Sal’s Traditional Meat Center Inc. (51996 Main St Bloomville, 607.538.1816) is a traditional butcher shop, local meat market and sandwich shop. Ask any local and hear them rave about their giant, meaty sandwiches and amazing subs.

As the name clearly states, Meat & Flowers (35813 NY-10, Hamden, 607.261.0945) offers up an unusual combination of items in their flora-and-fauna-themed shop. They not only focus on local pasture-raised meats and meat accompaniments such as brine kits and condiments, but also fresh and dried flowers and “fantastic things vintage.” Bringing together the local farm goods of the region, Meat & Flowers stocks local pasture-raised meats — from Thanksgiving turkeys to award-winning pork, beef and lamb — along with specialty products from heritage butcher brand Schaller & Weber.

If you are up for an adventure, consider visiting Delaware Delicacies Smoke House (420 Rhodes Rd, Hancock, 607.673.4443) where you will meet owner and operator Ray Turner. While finding the Smoke House, which is nestled in the woods and accessed via dirt roads, may take some time and commitment, it will be worth the trip if you are a fan of fresh fish, meats and smoked eel, the smoke house specialty, sourced from an eel weir on their property’s river bend. The smoking is done in house as well. Come spend the day at Delaware Delicacies to discover their smoked meats and fish while meeting some of the fantastic locals who make up this great region.

The above-mentioned destinations are just a few of the incredible meat and fish purveyors where visitors can shop while having a truly unique experience. Please visit greatwesterncatskills.com for a complete list of places to shop and eat in our area.

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

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.

Hit the Road with the 4th Annual Catskill Conquest Rally!


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In 1903, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers sponsored an 800-mile endurance run from Weehawken, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA. Thirty-four competing automobiles departed on October 7, 1903 and traveled up the Hudson Valley and then through the Catskill Mountains. Reaching Delhi on the second day in a driving rain, they continued on through Franklin and then to Binghamton and beyond.

Since 2017, drivers have been commemorating this historic event with a tradition of their own, Annual Catskill Conquest Rally!

This year’s event takes place on Saturday, September 26th, and starts at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in Mt Tremper, NY from 9am-10am, and ends at the Unadilla House in Unadilla.

To register or more information, visit 1903autorun.com.

Whether you’re a rally participant or not, there are some great places along the route in Delaware County to stop and grab a bite or do some shopping. Here are a few suggestions:

Arkville

Dining

The Ark Bowl and BBQ
42366 NY-28
845.586.2695
thearkbowl.com

Arkville Bread & Breakfast
43285 NY-28
845.586.1122

Donatellos Pizza
43263 NY-28
845.586.2552

Maine Black Bear Seafood Restaurant
NY-28
845.586.4004

Oakley’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Grill
44681 NY-28
845.586.3474

TJ’s Place
43021 NY-28
845.586.6260

Shopping

Just Shop Boutique
43270 State Highway 28
845.586.6040

Magic Mile Flea Market
State Highway 28
845.586.1295

Margaretville

Dining

Crazy River Cafe and Deli
42287 NY-28
845.586.6266

Inn Between
42377 NY-28
845.586.4265

Andes

Dining

Dragonfly55 Epicurean Coffee Bistro
55 Main Street
845.676.3322

Rosalino’s Diner
85 Main St.
845.676.4500

Wayside Cider
55 Redden Ln.
845.676.6002

Shopping

The Andes General Store
103 Main St
845.676.6091

Clementine Vintage Clothing
72 Main Street
845.676.3888

Catskills Regional Harvest
27905 State Highway 28
845.676.4550

Delhi

Dining

Crossroads Cafe
80 Main St.
607.746.7007

Tuna III Japanese
Restaurant
82 Main St.
607.746.6777

Shopping

Stone and Sawyer
76 Main Street
888-502-2800

Franklin

Dining

Bea’s 422 Cafe
422 Main St.
607.230.4071

The Tulip & The Rose
435 Main St
607-829-4040

Two Brothers
226 Main Street
607-296-6128

Shopping

Blue Farm Antiques & Letterpress
322 Main St.
718.781.5487

Kabinett & Kammer
422 Main St.
607.230.4084

Mercantile on Main
375 Main St.

The Squire’s Tankard
438 Main St.
607.829.6885

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/

 

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.

 

Festival of Women Writers


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As a county, we feel incredibly lucky to have the Book Village here in Hobart, NY. Who would ever think that the large and rural County of Delaware would be home to a village that has embraced the written word in such a fantastic and wholehearted way?

Not only does it offer a variety of book stores, it is also the host to an incredibly unique festival celebrating women writers. For the past five years, the Book Village has been home to the much-anticipated annual event called the Festival of Women Writers. This year will be the sixth annual festival, where woman writers from all over the country once again come to Hobart for three days to share and celebrate their insights, skills and works.

The festival begins Friday September 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. and kicks off with two writing intensive sessions, followed by three workshops hosted by Margot Farrington, Ginnah Howard, and Yesenia Montilla. Friday night’s events end with a table reading and stage writing discussion from the works of Elizabeth Searle. This just scratches the surface with regards to what is on deck for the weekend, as participants continue to engage in several rounds of workshops, readings, writing intensives and discussions.

If you are interested in participating in the festival, please visit the official website for more information.

Visiting Hobart

If you are planning to attend this festival or the Book Village any other time of the year, there will be no shortage of dining options when you take a break or if you are looking for a nice place to have dinner after the festival ends for the day!

The Bull and Garland located on 760 Main Street in Hobart, is an English style pub and inn that features a delicious variety of traditional English fair, as well as wide selection of wines and cocktails from their full bar.

Looking for a more casual dining experience?  The Dinner Plate, located  at 645 Main St. in Hobart, offers a full-bar, pizza, salads, burgers, chicken wings and much more.

If you’re seeking a quick cup of coffee and a bite to eat, you can swing by the Coffee Pot, located on 581 Main Street in Hobart.  The Coffee Pot offers a traditional American breakfast and lunch menu and also features Italian and Greek specialties as well.

If you’ve packed your lunch and are just looking to explore more of the village, check out the Sheep’s Nest at 45 Main Street Hobart, Ny 13788 where you can find unique gifts, crafts and hand knit wool and alpaca clothing items. You can also find some treasures at Second Wind Furniture and Antiques located at 284 Main Street in Hobart.

Hobart is also home to the MURAL on Main art gallery. The Mount Utsayantha Regional Arts League was founded in 1983 to promote the arts in the Greater Stamford Area. Since its founding, MURAL has been dedicated to featuring, promoting, and selling the work of regional artists. The gallery is open during events or by appointment at their location at 631 Main Street in Hobart, Ny. Visit their website to find out more about their featured exhibitions and events for the rest of the year.

Need a place to stay while visiting Hobart? Please visit the Where to Stay section of the GreatWesternCatskills.com site and choose to search by town. Hobart has a variety of fantastic bed and breakfasts, country farm house accommodations, as well as a traditional English pub and inn.

The Hobart Book Village also offers five independent book stores where you can spend hours browsing through their treasures and collections. Please visit their website links to find more information.

Adam’s Antiquarian Book Shop

Blenheim Hill Books

Butter Nut Valley Books

Creative Corner Books

Liberty Rock Books, LLC

Mysteries & More

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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