Real Simple Magazine Features Catskill Farmers & Restaurateurs

Here’s a new twist on big media’s growing adoration of the Catskills: farmers and restaurateurs as fashion models.

Real Simple, a national glossy magazine, published a photo spread called “Down to Earth” in its October issue, featuring six Catskill women: Star Route Farm‘s Tianna Kennedy, Cowbella‘s Shannon Mason, Treadlight Farm‘s Irene Berkowitz, Brushland Eating House‘s Sara Mae Elbert, Stony Creek Farmstead‘s Kate Marsiglio and Table on Ten‘s Inez Valk.

Kate Marsiglio and daughter Lucia, of Stony Creek Farmstead, as featured in the October issue of Real Simple.

Kate Marsiglio and daughter Lucia, of Stony Creek Farmstead, as featured in the October issue of Real Simple.

The feature, which is not online, showcases Eileen Fisher alpaca ponchos and scarves, Burberry wool and cashmere wraps and other high-end clothing for fall.

Cowbella's Shannon Mason, with one of her farm friends, as shown in the October issue of Real Simple magazine.

Cowbella’s Shannon Mason, with one of her farm friends, as shown in the October issue of Real Simple.

For the eight-page spread, the women were photographed by Gentl & Hyers Photography against rural backdrops like barns and farm pickups. Mason is shown in a silk dress with her arm around one of her Jersey cows, while Marsiglio is joined by daughter Lucia.

“Who better to show off the new gorgeous-yet-grounded fall knits?” Fashion Editor Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln asks. “Six real women with equal measures of style and substance.”

Star Route Farm's Tianna Kennedy, as shown in the October issue of Real Simple magazine.

Star Route Farm’s Tianna Kennedy, as shown in the October issue of Real Simple magazine.

2 Comments on Real Simple Magazine Features Catskill Farmers & Restaurateurs

  1. This is so cool and lovely….now how about considering some of us who aren’t young and stunning, but have built local, exciting business that are changing the Catskills and even bringing the Catskills to Europe #collette. @upstategranola #hudsonvalley #perfectlypaleo & Gluten Free. The Grannyola of Upstate Granola -Mona Sherry #silverhair

  2. An amazing grouping of beautiful, strong, and vibrant women who embody the spirit of farming and artisanal food in the Catskills. We all value their contribution to our community and way of life.

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