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It’s (finally) happening at the hub

The Catskills Food Hub launches in Liberty

LIBERTY, NY — Cat Wilson danced to the podium at the Catskills Food Hub on Friday afternoon—a reflection of how it feels to cut the ribbon on a project that’s been many years and speedbumps in the making.

“This county has a deep history of agriculture—a type of culture which had lost its value in the public eye for too long,” Wilson, the executive director of the hub, said to the crowd gathered in the warehouse. “But there is a renaissance here. You can see it in the streets and you can taste it on your plates. The hub will be a part of this revitalization of our community...

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Sullivan food hub changes way farmers do business

LIBERTY — Small farmers looking to sell their produce face an uphill battle finding a market.

For farmers like Eugene Thalmann, of Sprouting Dreams Farm in Liberty, it means going to farmers markets or restaurants and being a salesman.But a new nonprofit seeks to change the way local farmers do business so they can focus on just farming.

The Catskills Food Hub, with a 5,250-square-foot building that includes 1,400 square feet of cooler space, cold and dry storage, and a docking area, and refrigerated delivery vans, opened earlier this month in Liberty…

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Farm Scale Inspection with NYS Ag & Markets at

Catskills Food Hub

LIBERTY - In preparation for the upcoming farmer's market season, Catskills Food Hub will host a group inspection for agricultural scales for New York State farmers. Farmers can drop their scales off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 3, 6, or before 12 p. m. on the 7 to get their scale inspected by Robert Hessinger, Sullivan County Director of Weights and Measures, on Tuesday, May 7.

Farmers can then pick up their scales at their convenience after 3 p.m. Tuesday during normal business hours. The inspection is free and scale owners do not need to be on site during inspection.