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

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From picking berries in spring and peaches in summer to apples in fall and Christmas trees in winter, there’s something to do at local farms all year-round.

Spring and 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, 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

Cherries

Cherries at Fix Bros. Fruit Farm / Courtesy photo

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

Blueberries

Blueberries at Halfway Acres Farm / Courtesy photo

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 June–December

Prospect Hill Orchards, Milton

This family-owned orchard takes pride in their 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 that was built in 1787, and a barn that housed oxen who pulled barges up and down both the Hudson and Delaware rivers.
Open June–October, farm stand open April–December

Stone Ridge Orchard, Stone Ridge

The orchard’s philosophy is shaped around providing high-quality fruit while being environmentally friendly, and pet-friendly as well.
Open Labor Day weekend–October, farm stand open August–November

Apples

Apples at Stone Ridge Orchards / Courtesy photo

Tantillo’s Farm Market, Gardiner

Enjoy wagon rides throughout the orchard, play giant Jenga, or relax with breathtaking views of the Shawangunk mountains while you visit for cherry picking.
Open June–October, farm stand open May–November

The Chatham Berry Farm, Chatham

Although known for their four different 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 the right way by indulging in four types of cherries — sweet, yellow sweet, Queen Ann, and sour — all available as U-pick, and 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


Fall

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

Barton Orchards, Poughquag

Wander between the five-acre corn maze, haunted house, inflatables, and a 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 June–October, farm stand open through December

Apple

Apple cider donuts at Fishkill Farms / Photo by Katie Ross

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 now expanded to a 69-acre farm that brings “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 their apples and pumpkins that are available in the fields, other fruits and veggies are for sale at the farm stand if you aren’t the U–Pick type.
Open June–October

Goold Orchard, Castleton

Visit the orchard for their annual Apple Festival in October for fun the whole family can enjoy, or come any weekend during the picking season to pick your own apples.
Open September–October, farm stand open year-round

Hurds Family Farm, Modena

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

Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont

This 102-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–December, farm stand open year-round

Jenkins-Lueken Orchard, New Paltz

Enjoy a hay ride to the U-Pick orchards (with a pit stop at the corn maze); later, hit the market for one-stop dinner shopping.
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–Halloween

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

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, Warwick

Pony rides and pumpkin 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 end of August–November, farm stand open year-round

Pennings

Apple picking at Pennings Farm / Photo by Greg Rhein

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–November, garden market open year-round

Stanton’s Feura Farm & MarketsFeura Bush

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

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, Yorktown Heights

When you visit this farm, traverse the corn maze and stop by the bakery, which includes lunch foods, the Apple Farm Market, and the Country Market.
Open August–December

Wilklow Orchards, Highland

Whether you’re a U-Pick lover or not, this farm has you covered with options to take on the fields yourself or visit their roadside stand instead.
Open September–October


Early Winter

Christmas trees…plus wreaths, gift shops, and Santa

Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree FarmRed 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 woodstove with a cup of hot chocolate, or grab some grub from Smoke’n Mos BBQ if you visit on the weekend.
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

Trees

Christmas trees

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

Hardenburgh Christmas Tree FarmUlster Park

Although the farm is only open after Thanksgiving until trees sell out, the owners work hard the rest of the year to ensure holiday visitors feel welcome to come back year after year.
Open 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 during November and 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

Tree Farm

Saltsman Tree Farm / Photo by Amanda Tiberio

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, 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.
Open select weekends in March, market open year-round

Tree Juice

Tree Juice Maple Syrup / Photo by Richard Smith

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, Middletown

A new addition to the valley’s sugarhouses, Finding Home Farms offers tours of their sugarhouse, a store to buy their products, and opportunities to taste their organic maple syrup.
Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays November–December and select weekends starting in February

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

Corey's syrup

Corey’s Sugar Shack / Courtesy photo

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

Ashokan maple fest

Ashokan Maple Fest / Photo by Stewart Dean

Hummingbird Ranch with Hahn FarmSalt 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 2,400 taps and facilities during Maple Weekends.
Open select weekends in March, farm open year-round

Finding Home Farms

Finding Home Farms / Photo by Michael Bloom

Soukup Farms, Dover Plains

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

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


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