The Pure Catskills Marketplace is an online collection of authentic, handmade farm and forest products from the Catskill Mountains. When you shop at the Marketplace, your purchase directly supports Pure Catskills farm and forest business members. With your Marketplace purchase, you are also investing in healthy forests, farmland protection, and clean drinking water. Learn more about why your purchase matters.
About Pure Catskills
Pure Catskills is a regional, buy local campaign developed by the Watershed Agricultural Council to improve the economic viability of the local community, sustain the working landscapes of the Catskills and preserve water quality in the NYC watershed region. Pure Catskills works to promote hundreds of farm, forest and local businesses throughout Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties in New York State.
A Unique Public-Private Partnership
Internationally recognized as a successful example of public-private partnership, the Watershed Agricultural Council (The Council) holds a dual mission to address surface-water quality through land conservation while supporting the economic viability of agriculture and forestry in the watershed region. The Council provides incentives to landowners for implementing watershed management practices. Landowners’ willingness to participate in WAC’s upstream water quality programs continues to provide New York City residents with over 1.1 billion gallons of clean drinking water each day.
About Our Funders
Pure Catskills is an economic initiative of the Watershed Agricultural Council with funding from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Forest Service, and other federal, foundation, and private sources. The Watershed Agricultural Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.
Why Buy Pure Catskills?
When you buy from Pure Catskills farmers, foresters and businesses you support a rural economy, protect the working landscapes, preserve water quality, and ensure that small communities in the Catskills survive. Supporting the local economy preserves the rural Catskills way of life. Protecting the working landscapes in the Catskills ensures the delivery of over one billion gallons a day of clean, fresh drinking water to nine million New York City residents.
Pure Catskills is a buy local branding campaign supporting the local food community and working landscapes in the Catskills region. We work with hundreds of farm, food and wood-product businesses throughout Delaware, Greene,Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties in New York State. When you make a purchase from a Pure Catskills member, you’re also doing your part to preserve the working landscapes of the region, promote clean water and ensure small communities in the Catskills thrive.
Thank you for supporting the working landscapes of the Catskills region!