It’s time for a quarter-century playground revival, and the Village needs all hands on deck from September 25 through 29.
Saturday, Sept. 21: Beginning in the 1890s, Margaretville was the center of the nation’s cauliflower industry. The village’s farmers supplied New York City gourmets for 50 years, before California farms took over. Cauliflower remained a vital component of the Catskills economy for decades.
Saturday, Sept. 21: The day will include case studies and workshops on topics including renewable energy storage, ground source (geothermal) and air source heat pumps, clean transportation, regenerative agriculture, climate solutions careers, Climate Smart Communities and environmental justice.
Another popular swimming hole has fallen victim to an explosion in popularity through social media and travel websites, this time closing for good. The section of the Millstream just above the intersection where Millstream, Ohayo Mountain and Tannery Brook Roads meet, a popular summer spot for a century and more, also known to locals as Sully’s, has become too much to handle for its owners.
Farmers’ market season has returned to the Hudson Valley. All the markets listed below will be open as of this posting, unless otherwise noted, with most ending in October and November. Many carry on with less frequent indoor markets over the winter, but we’ll leave those listings for another time.
During special hours on Friday-Sunday, April 26-28: Passes must be picked up in person, with the exception of minors, whose parent or guardian may pick up a pass on their behalf.
Apply before April 12 for the free Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program. Since the early 19th century and the beginning of the American Landscape movement, the Catskill escarpment has remained an enduring source of artistic inspiration for generations of artists. The residency provides a tranquil and rustic workplace located in the landscape where American landscape art began.
Its innovative 24/7 meat-dispensaries of freshly butchered grass-fed-and-finished beef, pork and lamb now offers certified organic chicken from Bell & Evans. “We want [our customers] to come whenever they can, whenever their schedules allow. We’re expanding to Hudson in 2019 and just got approval in East Chester for a 24/7 there.”
Over 20 years ago proposals for a local landfill were defeated. Today, Ulster County trucks its garbage over 200 miles away, a situation that’s becoming increasingly unsustainable.
Think artisan, and you picture a maker space in a factory loft or farm cottage and handcrafted items artfully displayed in a charming storefront on a pedestrian stretch of Main Street. Since last fall, however, some serious artisan activity has been taking place right off the highway. Easy to miss as you’re whizzing by on Route 28 on your way from Kingston to Woodstock, the Woodstock Art Exchange and Pablo Glass Studio are located in a complex of buildings in West Hurley. Rather than gasoline and coffee, they offer art, hand-blown glassware and an array of unique handcrafted items – plus glassblowing.