And speaking of DIY Catskills fundraising: Jimmy’s No. 43, the East Village bar/gastropub of the moment, is holding a Pig Out event on the weekend of Oct 15 in Jeffersonville and Callicoon Center. (Orientation points: that’s in Sullivan County, near Bethel.) It’s $35 for advance tix, $45 if you’re not a planner, and all money goes to Farmhearts, a non-profit helping farm families in the Catskills.
The event will feature four chefs roasting eight Catskills-raised whole pigs in open pits, plus local wine and beers and veggie sides. Tix for Pig Mountain Catskills can be bought here. For a schedule of the activities, click here.