• From Table to Farm in the Catskills

     
    POSTED February 21, 2020
     

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. 

In the wake of a total global crisis, the Meet Minneapolis team got to work. 

Connecting the Community

Last summer, as communities across the state reeled, the CVB launched the “We Need Us!” campaign as a rally cry and reminder on the importance of supporting the businesses that make Minneapolis so unique.

“It really came from this question of, ‘How can we support our community that’s hurting in so many ways and make locals feel comfortable making those choices?’” says senior vice president of destination branding & strategy Courtney Ries.

 

Your team may have worn out the Zoom happy hour, but these virtual team-building options offer ways to connect and engage on a whole new level.

 

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.