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All the Hudson Valley Farms to Visit in Every Season of the Year

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Photo by Michael Bloom

No matter the season, there’s always something ready to harvest at the Hudson Valley’s bountiful u-pick farms and orchards.

– Fall –

Apples and pumpkins…plus cider, corn mazes, and donuts

Apple Ridge Orchard
Warwick

In addition to apples and pumpkins, this farm (formerly known as Jessup Road Farm), is now offering u-pick peaches during the summer.
Open August–November

Barton Orchards
Poughquag

Wander between the five-acre corn maze, haunted house, inflatables, and pedal kart race track after a day of u-pick fun.
Open July–November

Boehm Farm
Climax

This farm stand with pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and peaches has been serving up quality produce for more than 100 years, and is the only family-owned and -operated apple orchard remaining in Greene County.
Open July–October, farm stand open through December

Dressel Farms. Photo by Tim Dressel

Dressel Farms
New Paltz

Stop by their farm store for some sugary snacks, like their homemade cider donuts and ice cream, or their Kettleborough Cider House for hard cider made from their own apples.
Open June–October, farm stand open year-round

Dubois Farms
Highland

Dubois Farm was planted as a 54-acre farm 17 years ago to save the small-farming industry, but has since expanded to span 69 acres, bringing “a piece of Olde New England to the Hudson Valley.”
Open June–November

Fishkill Farms
Fishkill

This family-owned orchard has been in the Morgenthau family for more than 100 years and is home to a variety of different fruits and vegetables, with free admission on Tuesdays.
Open June–October, farm stand open year-round

Fix Bros. Fruit Farm
Hudson

Besides the apples and pumpkins available in their fields, other fruits and veggies are for sale at the farm stand if you aren’t the u–pick type.
Open June–October

Hurds Family Farm. Photo courtesy of Hurds Family Farm

Hurds Family Farm
Modena

Hurds Family Farm is the perfect picture of “agri-tainment” with activities like the giant slide or the wild apple obstacle course.
Open August–December

Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont

This more than 100-year-old farm is a landmark, but not just for u-pick; you can also visit their farm market, gift shop, café, cidery, and brewery, and join in several educational programs available for kids.
Open June–October, farm stand open April–December

Jenkins-Lueken Orchard
New Paltz

With more than 500 apple trees to peruse, you may need to bring more than one bag home. Be sure to stop at the market on your way out for a larger selection of products from the farm.
Open July–October, farm stand open year-round

Kristy’s Barn
Schodack

Kristy’s Barn is a green farm dedicated to the community and to its love of farming, with u-pick being a main focus.
Open May–November, u-pick offered June–Oct 31

Lawrence Farms Orchards
Newburgh

Lawrence Farms Orchards provides a glimpse into the past with its “little village” that’s modeled after an old-fashioned New England farm town.
Open June–October

Maynard Farms & Orchard
Ulster Park

While their u-pick season may be short, this farm supplies local markets with their produce year-round.
Open weekends September–October

Outhouse Orchards
North Salem

U-pick visitors can take a 15-minute hay ride around the farm, then buy a ticket to solve the puzzle hidden in clues throughout the corn maze.
Open August–November

Pennings Farm. Photo by Greg Rhein

Pennings Farm
Warwick

Pony rides and face painting enthrall kids, the market offers artisan foodie items, and a pub and grill in a converted barn serves local craft beer and food, with live music on weekends.
Open late August–November, farm stand open year-round

Samascott Orchards
Kinderhook

This 1,000-acre farm also sports their garden market, which offers 30 varieties of vegetable and herb plants, seasonal produce, and homemade ice cream.
Open June–October, garden market open year-round

Soons Orchard
New Hampton

It’s all about apples here at Soons Orchard, with more than 55 varieties to choose from. Their farm store is chock full of local products the whole family can enjoy.

Open September–October, farm market open year-round

Stanton’s Feura Farm & Markets
Feura Bush

A farm founded on family values, Stanton’s Feura Farm & Markets has apple and pumpkin picking and opportunities for school-aged children to learn about the farm.
Open June–July, and weekends September–October

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
Yorktown Heights

When you visit this farm, traverse the corn maze, stop by the bakery for lunch, and peruse the Apple Farm Market, and the Country Market. Christmas trees are available during the holidays.
Open August–December

Wilklow Orchards
Highland

Take on the fields with the U-pick offerings, or take it easy and visit their roadside stand instead.
Open September–October

Windy Hill Orchard
Castleton

This orchard, which was previously known as Goold Orchards for more than a century, is in new hands under owners Scott and Todd Seeberger. They own Windy Hill Orchard & Farm Market in central New York as well.
Open September–December

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– Early Winter –

Christmas trees…plus wreaths, gift shops, and Santa

Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm
Red Hook

Your day is sure to be a blast here with chances to visit Santa, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, listen to bagpipers, or find the perfect ornament for your new tree in the holiday shop.
Open November–December

Bell’s Christmas Trees
Accord

Keep warm by the gift shop’s wood stove with a cup of hot chocolate, or grab some grub from Smoke’n Mos BBQ on weekends.
Open November–December

BJ’s Christmas Tree Farm
Pleasant Valley

While waiting for the first round of seedlings to grow into trees when the farm began in 1987, the owners decided to buy brush and make wreaths in lieu of the trees, which have continued to be a large part of their operation.
Open weekends November–December

Cockburn Farm
Garrison

Not only are trees from this farm a hit among people living in the valley, they have even made their way into the White House.
Open weekends November–December

Emmerich Tree Farm
Warwick

Their motto is “The Real Christmas Tree Experience,” which includes free hot cocoa, a complimentary hand-made wooden ornament, holiday music in the pavilion, and wagon rides to and from your car.
Open select weekends November–December

Majestic Tree Farm
Selkirk

What could be better than picking out a tree with a free freshly baked cookie in one hand and hot mulled cider in the other?
Open Wednesday–Sunday, November–December

Manza Family Farm
Montgomery

During weekends in December, regular visits from Santa and his elf, pony and wagon rides, a Christmas shop, and candy canes for children make it hard to tell if this is Manza Farm or the North Pole.
Open November–December

Maple Hill Trees
Castleton-on-Hudson

Support the local Boy Scout Troop 53 and Pack 253 with their general fund and camping trip with a purchase of any tree here.
Open November–December

Primrose Hill Farm
Staatsburg

Choose from White Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, or Concolor Fir while indulging in some hot chocolate and brownies from the Christmas Shop.
Open November–December

Saltsman Tree Farm
Rhinebeck

Firm believers in the importance of the yearly tree-picking experience, Saltsman Tree Farm sets itself apart by providing complimentary roasted marshmallows, mulled cider, and donuts to weekend visitors.
Open November–December

Stone Oak Tree Farm
Slate Hill

In the mood for a weekend getaway? Visit the Stone Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast for a relaxing country getaway, and pick up your tree while you’re there too!
Open weekends November–December, B&B open year-round

Stuart’s Fruit Farm
Granite Springs

Don’t let the name fool you: Fruit isn’t all this farm has to offer, as tree-lovers have the chance to pick their own or browse the pre-cut options.
Open August–December

Veeder’s Tree Farm
Earlton

With 20 acres and approximately 20,000 Christmas trees, you may end up coming home with more than one!
Open November–December

– Late Winter –

Maple syrup…plus pancakes, sugar shacks, and more

Ashokan Maple Fest. Photo by Stewart Dean

Ashokan Maple Fest
Olivebridge

The annual Maple Fest is held every March with featured events including maple syrup demos and tastings, Colonial-style crafts, and guided hikes to the newly restored 1885 covered bridge and cathedral gorge.
Open year-round

Buck Hill Farm
Jefferson

The farm’s “famous breakfast” is a full country feast, including omelets from their own eggs, pork and bacon sausage from pigs they’ve raised, local dairy, and pancakes, French toast, and maple granola served with their own maple syrup.
Market open year-round, breakfast served every weekend of the year

Photo courtesy of Corey’s Sugar Shack

Corey’s Sugar Shack
Highland

Stop in to try their signature flavors flying off their shelves, like garlic-maple syrup or maple BBQ.
Open select weekends in March

Finding Home Farms. Photo by Michael Bloom

Finding Home Farms
Middletown

A new addition to the Valley’s sugar shacks, Finding Home Farms offers tours of their sugarhouse, a store to buy their products, and opportunities to taste their organic maple syrup.
Open year-round

Fresh Air Fund Maple Celebration at Sharpe Reservation
Fishkill

The annual Sugar Maple Celebration is a free event held every March that offers visitors the chance to view planetarium shows, enjoy maple-oriented refreshments, and even pick up some information on becoming a volunteer host family for a Fresh Air child over the summer.
Maple celebration held in March, reservation open year-round

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville

Here you can tour the evaporator, try a sample of fresh syrup, and learn how to identify a sugar maple tree during open houses in March.
Open select weekends in March, YMCA open year-round

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Cornwall

The museum offers two types of tours — Maple Lane for little legs and Sugar Bush for the active type — where visitors can learn the whole maple process, including different techniques used by Native Americans and pioneers up to modern-day farmers.
Open select weekends February–March, HHNM open year-round

Hummingbird Ranch with Hahn Farm
Salt Point

Visit in person or online for everything from traditional maple syrup, cream, and candies to other local favorites like hot sauce and honey.

Maple Hill Farms
Cobleskill

Tour the Sap House year-round to learn about owner Victor Putnam’s environmentally friendly stainless-steel taps — Maple Infinity Spiles — and view the boiling process during maple season.
Open year-round

Maple Leaf Sugaring
Ghent

Visit Maple Leaf Sugaring for tours of their 5,000 taps and facilities during Maple Weekends.
Open select weekends in March, farm open year-round

Soukup Farms
Dover Plains

Although they have been making and selling maple syrup since 1955, Soukup keeps its offerings fresh with new additions like infused coffee syrup, using Irving Farm Coffee Roasters’ Gotham dark roast.
Open select weekends in March, farm open September–April

Tree Juice Maple Syrup. Photo by Richard Smith

Tree Juice Maple Syrup
Arkville

Join Tree Juice’s CSA and get your maple fix for the year at about 10 percent off their retail price of half-gallons or full gallons.
Open select weekends in March, online store open year-round

White Oak Farm
Yorktown Heights

As the only commercial maple syrup producer in Westchester and the southernmost commercial maple syrup producer in New York, they receive many visitors during Maple Weekends.
Open weekends year-round

– Spring & Summer –

Peaches, berries, and cherries…plus ice cream, a petting zoo, and a giant garden gnome

Fix Bros. Fruit Farm
Hudson

The fifth generation of Fix farmers run the operations here, offering sweet, red sour, and black sour cherries along with a variety of peaches seven days a week during the season.
Open June–October

Greig Farm. Photo courtesy of Greig Farm

Greig Farm
Red Hook

If you’re looking for more of a commitment this season than an occasional pick-our-own, look no further: Greig Farm gives you the option to become a CSA member, leaving you with fresh produce like their blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries every week while they’re in season.
Open May–October, farm stand open year-round

Halfway Acres. Photo courtesy of Halfway Acres

Halfway Acres
Campbell Hall

Brought back to life after 40 years with some TLC, this blueberry farm was restored by the family who owns it to offer blueberry lovers an experience for the whole family.
Open June–July

Kelder’s Farm
Kerhonkson

At Rondout Valley’s largest u-pick farm you’ll find all the berries and grapes to sweeten up your summer days, but be sure not to miss the record-setting giant garden gnome!
Open May–October, farm stand open year-round

Locust Grove Fruit Farm
Milton

Although originally ship builders, the Kent family decided to switch their trade in 1820 and now offer a weekend U-pick orchard full of cherries and peaches.
Open weekends September–November

Mead Orchards
Tivoli

The Mead men have used their knowledge, acquired at the Cornell College of Agriculture, to intelligently innovate their farm to become a u-pick operation over time, full of berries and peaches.
Open weekends June–October

Ochs Orchard
Warwick

Enjoy fresh-made ice cream at the farm market after an afternoon of collecting delicious fruit, visiting the on-site petting zoo, or learning about the working beehive.
Open June–October, farm stand open year-round

Prospect Hill Orchards
Milton

This family-owned orchard takes pride in its green farming practices that bring customers fresh cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines during the summer season.
Open June–October

Saunderskill Farms
Accord

Travel back in time at this 300-year-old farm that still has its stone manor house (built in 1787), and barn that housed oxen who pulled barges on the Hudson and Delaware Rivers.
Open June–November, farm stand open April–December

Stone Ridge Orchards. Photo courtesy of Stone Ridge Orchards

Stone Ridge Orchard
Stone Ridge

The orchard’s philosophy is shaped around providing high-quality fruit while being environmentally friendly. It’s pet-friendly, too.
Open June–October, farm stand open August–November

Tantillo’s Farm Market
Gardiner

Enjoy wagon rides through the orchard; relax with breathtaking views of the Shawangunk Mountains while you cherry pick; or try one of the pies this family prides themselves on producing.
Open June–October, farm stand open May–November

The Chatham Berry Farm
Chatham

Known for their four types of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries that are available to pick during the summer season, this farm’s store stays open every day year-round.
Open July–October, farm stand open year round

Thompson-Finch Farm
Ancram

If you’re looking for organic strawberries and blueberries to make into jams or just to eat whole, this 4.5-acre strawberry field and acre of blueberries may just be your next destination.
Open June–August

Wrights Farm
Gardiner

Kick off summer by indulging in four types of cherries — sweet, yellow sweet, Queen Ann, and sour — all available for u-pick. On your way out, be sure to stop by the farm market or head to the new farm brewery if you visit on a weekend.
Open June–November, farm stand open year round