MAY 2020
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Guide to Pure Catskills Products, your one- stop source for where to eat, drink, shop, stay and play in the Catskills! The pages of this publication showcase over 310 farm and forest-based businesses, restaurants, local artisans, other nonprofit organizations, activities and accommodations located throughout Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan, Otsego and Ulster Counties in New York State.

Buying locally, knowing the source of your food, and committing to supporting local farm and food businesses is no longer a trend—it is a lifestyle. One of the greatest strengths of this region is the diversity of products being grown, produced and raised by our local farm and food producers. The Catskills represent the definition of what it means to ‘buy local.’
Essential Construction on farms to begin May 18, 2020

As we phase back into our workload, construction on Best Management Practices (BMP) projects directly related to improving water quality to the public water supply and DEP contract deliverables are set to begin May 18. Emergency repairs will continue to be made.
Agricultural staff will contact all participants by phone/email to make necessary arrangements. Staff and contractors have been directed to follow social distancing and wear proper PPE when necessary.
Easement and Forestry staff will also continue field work, all following strict social distancing and communicating by phone/email as much as possible.
Information Regarding USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 26 to August 28, the Farm Service Agency is accepting applications from agricultural producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
•While offices are open by phone appointment only, FSA will be working with agricultural producers by phone and using email and online tools to process applications.
•Visit for program information including eligible crops, payment rates, and Frequently Asked Questions.

•Once signup begins, a payment calculator will be available at to estimate payments and complete the program application.
•To ensure the availability of funding throughout the application period, producers will receive 80 percent of their maximum total payment upon approval of the application. The remaining portion of the payment, not to exceed the payment limit, will be paid at a later date as funds remain available.

For more information on any of our programs, visit