Popular Catskills destination Emerson Resort & Spa has partnered with Table to Farm Tours to educate guests about local history and farming practices.

Table to Farm Tours is available year-round, and their tours rotate based on the season. They have partnerships with producers from Ulster, Delaware, Schoharie, and Greene counties in New York State.

“The guests tour the various facilities, taste products, learn processes and gain knowledge about the local history. In the Catskills in the winter, the select tours are focused on distilleries, breweries, historical attractions, creameries, farm-to-table cuisine and local shopping. The same concepts are used for spring, summer and fall, while also incorporating the area’s apple orchards, vineyards, cideries, cattle farms, and fruit and vegetable farms,” says Tamara Murray, Emerson marketing and sales director.

The tours begin on a passenger van, which can hold up to 15 people, making the Table to Farm Tours a great way to experience the Catskills in small team-building activities.

“Guests will take a ride in their comfortable custom van and can take travelers on a full or half-day tour (depending on their time frame), where they have an opportunity to meet individual farmers, hear their stories, learn about their culinary philosophies and sample local fare,” Murray says. 

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