Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Dutchess County in Southeast NY?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Dutchess County in Southeast NY, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in May 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is going and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches will start  in a month or so. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

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Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Dutchess County in Southeast NY U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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Dutchess County

  • Barton Orchards - Apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, beans, squash, peppers, hayrides, petting zoo,  haunted house, corn maze
    63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughguag, NY, 12570. Phone: (845) 227-2306. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 600 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, market open  year round, apple & pumpkin picking through October 31st, they also have what they call Harvest Festivals in the Fall. In addition to the PYO, they have free hayrides, concessions stands, a food/grocers market (they have the best apple cider doughnuts, and pumpkin pies), Fall /Halloween novelties & mums for sale, petting zoo, a live band on the weekends, haunted house, corn maze, field of screams (during evenings, and activities/rides for children for a small fee. For more information, see these pages: Harvest schedule, Events, Apple varieties, Harvest fun, Photos, Field of Screams, Directions, School tours, Birthday parties .Barton Orchards is located in Poughquag, New York. We got our start as an apple farm and have expanded our orchard over the years. Here at Barton Orchards, we grow a wide variety of crops. Our crop rotation varies depending on the season. You can pick everything from apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, beans, squash and pumpkins! During apple season, we offer pick your own apples. Apple season is from the middle of August to November. Certain apples will be available for picking depending on when you come for a visit. Be sure to check out our PYO page for what is available for picking. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS)
    Comments:
    A visitor writes on September 27, 2010: "First, I love your site thanks for all the information. My comment is about the farm I posted above. I visited yesterday after having been there before with my children. The last time we went the kids had a blast with the corn maze, petting zoo, hayride and tons of apples to pick. This time, however, we were very dissapointed. They are now charging $5 a person just to enter. For a family of 4 that's $20 before we get to the pumpkins, apples and other activities. I asked what my admission was getting me and was told the corn maze, last year everything was free. We drove almost an hour to go there yesterday and we didn't get to do any of the activities because of the new fee. We did go do the apple picking, although I wish we were warned that ALL the apples have fallen off the trees and were on the floor. There was no apples for the kids to pick. I was amazed. Thank you for letting me give my feedback and I hope others are now aware that they are charging for you to walk in and as of Sep 27, 2010 there were no apples on the trees!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 03, 2011: "Last year we went to Barton Orchards and had a blast. There is so much to do for the $15.00 inclusive band that we were there until my 2 year old fell asleep for exhaustion. Children ages 2 and up will have fun at this place. There is the wooden playground, the haunted house, entertainment, bounce castle, hayrides, walking trail, live animals, boulder dash, peddle cars, peddle pushers, rope maze, tile maze, cafe, mini stands, picnic area, bakery shop and free parking. Parents who aren't afraid to engage with their children in activities will make it more meaningful for the 1/2 to 2 years old. My son did everything even the older kids activities. You are never too young to learn or have fun, if only an adult hand reaches out to play!"
    Comments from a visitor on October 17, 2010: "This is horrible place. I used to visit their farm every year for fresh vegetables. That time there was no parking fee if you are visiting for vegetables only. Suddenly this change one day without notice, this forced me to park my car outside their usual parking place (lone in field). I picked vegetables as usual and was heading towards my car. There were bunch of 'security' kids came and start checking my baggies, like I am stealing something. They treat me like a thief... I felt insulted. I even sent couple of email to them, no one cared to return the reply. So, that was my LAST visit to their field and I do not visit their local store either. Well this is my story.. someone may have better experience, but when insulted I don't think people want to have another experience. Not a nice place any more. "
  • Brittany Hollow Farm - No pesticides are used, flowers, weddings and wedding parties
    Rt. 9, Red Hook, NY 12572. Phone: 845-758-FARM. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm daily, from July - September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Just 1/4 mile south of Hannaford on Route 9 in Red Hook, NY. Click here for a map and directions. Beautiful varieties of cut flowers including zinnias, sunflowers, celos Saturday, and snapdragons!. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We generally open 4th of July weekend through the middle of September, but it varies depending on weather. Check our Facebook page or the welcome banner on the home page of this website to be sure. In 2018, our flowers cost $10/1-gallon bucket if you bring your own bucket, or $12/bucket if you take our bucket home with you. You can reuse the bucket next time to save $2. We take cash (exact change only) or check, but not credit cards. (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS)
  • Fishkill Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, flowers, lavender, melons, nectarines, oranges, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, watermelons, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Phone: (845) 897-4377. Email: [email protected]. Open: Early June - Late October Everyday* 9am to 5pm *while supplies lasts. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Fishkill Farms is located in Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley, just over an hour north of New York City. Take the Taconic Parkway to I-84 East and get off at Exit 15. Click here for a map and directions. For a map to our farm, click here. Early June: Strawberries and sugar snap peas June-Late September: Vegetables July-August: Flowers Mid July: Cherries July: Raspberries and Blackberries August: Peaches and Nectarines, Tomatoes and Eggplant Mid August-Late October: Apples Early September: Sunflowers September-October: Pumpkins. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. All vegetables, berries, eggs and 1/3rd of our orchard are certified organic by NOFA NY. Fishkill Farms is a historic 270-acre farm located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region. Our mission is to grow fresh and flavorful produce for our local community, using holistic farming practices. Our produce is available through pick-your-own, farmers markets, our CSA program, and restaurants. Our farm store is open year-round, 7 days a week from 9am-6pm offering apple cider donuts, fresh-baked pies, artisanal meats & cheeses, locally produced wines beers, liquors and hard cider.Fishkill Farms is one of the oldest and most historic orchards in the Hudson Valley. Varieties of New York Apples: Macintosh, Red Delicious, Spartan, Empire, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Rome.   (UPDATED: February 28, 2017) ( UPDATED: June 08, 2016) (UPDATED: May 12, 2015, JBS)
  • Greig Farm - apples, asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, peas, raspberries, blackberries
    223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY. Phone: 845-758-1234. Open: seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm for picking blueberries and strawberries, in their seasons (Call). Directions: NYS THRUWAY: to Exit 19, follow signs for the Rhinecliff Bridge (Route 209/199), cross the bridge, at 2nd traffic light,make left onto Route 9G, go North 2.8 miles to Kelly Road (2nd light) make a right onto Kelly Road, go to stop sign and make left onto Budds Corners Road then make right onto Pitcher Lane.  Also a market, bakery, nursery, garden shop, educational program including farm tours and Catskill Mountain scenery. 15 varieties of apples in 120 acres of orchards. The Greig Farm has been open to the public for pick your own fruits and vegetables for more than 60 years. We have always planted varieties that feature the best flavor. Nothing compares to the flavor in the field with the heat of the harvest sun on the fruit. Click here for a link to our Facebook page The Greig Farm has been open to the public for pick your own fruits and vegetables for more than 60 years. We have always planted varieties that feature the best flavor. Nothing compares to the flavor in the field with the heat of the harvest sun on the fruit. (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS)
  • Keepsake Orchards - under new management - see Fishkill Farms above
  • Mead Orchards - apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    15 Scism Road, Tivoli, NY 12583. Phone: 845-756-5641. Fax: 845-756-4008. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberries /June - Monday through Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6pm; All other fruit   son weekends only from Mid - June through October - Weekends 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Westchester County and New York City Metro Area: Take Taconic Parkway north to the Pine Plains/Red Hook exit. Go west onto Route 199 to Red Hook -- go 8 miles. Turn North (right) at the Red Hook Village traffic light onto Route 9 -- go 4 miles. Turn west (left) onto County Route 78 -- go 1/4 mile. Right onto Scism Road -- go less than 100 yards and you'll see our big red barn on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries - June; Cherries - End of June through middle of July; Blueberries - July through August; Peaches - July through September; Apples - August through October; Pumpkins - October. Payment: Cash, Check. Open in October on Weekends Only, 10 am- 6 pm; plus Labor Day - Monday Sept 2 and Columbus Day -Monday Oct 14. IMPORTANT NOTICE: (Oct 9) The apple varieties available to pick this weekend may have changed from our published schedule. When we set up our picking schedule, we use our past experience, and our best educated guess (weeks ahead of their expected harvest time) to judge which varieties will most likely be ripe on which weekend. Usually we're pretty close... not so much this year. It's nature, folks!  We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. If you're expecting to pick a specific variety the weekend you're coming, PLEASE CALL toward the end of the week to verify if it's available. There is no entrance fee for Pick-Your-Own. Strawberry, Blueberry, and Cherry pickers will find containers and will pay at the tents in the orchards. For Peaches and Apples, pickers will stop at our farm stand near the barn to pick up containers and get directions, and then drive up into the orchards. You'll pay for your U-Pick items at the farm stand. You may also park and walk -- just keep in mind there are some hills, and fruit can be heavy to carry. (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS)
    A visitor writes on October 13, 2013: "Regular visit every year. Few bells and whistles. My kids still love it, always fun to find the wooly caterpillar and no crowds or traffic jams. Excellent quality of produce. about a dozen varieties. Red Delicious, stayman winesap, Mutsu (Crispin), Fuji, Cameo, Golden delicious, CrimsonCrisp, Jonathan and a couple others., "
  • Meadowbrook Farm - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Phone: 845 297 3002. Alternate Phone: 845 298 8613. Fax: 845 298 8613. Email: [email protected]. Open: Starts early September  every day 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Route 84 Exit 13, North on route 9 for 5 miles, Right on county road 93, 2.5 miles on right. 29 Old Myers Corners Road. Click here for a map and directions. Apple Picking starts September 3. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Delicious Apple pies, Apple Cider Donuts, Fresh Baked Goods , and our own Apple Cider.  
  • Montgomery Place Orchards - U Pick Apples
    8 Davis Way, Red Hook, NY, 12504. Phone: (845) 758-5476. Open: Be sure to call before you go; there is nothing on the website or Facebook page about pick-your-own apples this year; they may have stopped that; Wednesday through Sunday, 9-6pm, As of September 13th, the market will now be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Also a farm market. (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS)
  • Oriole Orchards - apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plum, prunes, nectarines
    PO Box 24, Red Hook, NY. Phone: 845-758-9355. Open June-October 9:00 - 5:00 daily
    Apple varieties include McIntosh, Ida Red, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Rome, Winesap, Greening, Cortland, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Spy-Gold, and Paula Red.
  • Rose Hill Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand
    19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook, NY 12571. Phone: 845-758-4215. Email: [email protected]. Open: Late June through Late August, Thursday through Sunday from 8am to 1pm; Late August through October, Friday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm; Please check our website for updated opening dates and hours; Please contact us to make special arrangements or with any questions!. Directions: from NYC: Take Taconic State Parkway N to NY-199 W in Milan (toward Pine Plains/Red Hook). Turn left onto NY-199 W. Turn right onto Echo Valley Road Turn right onto Fraleigh Lane Turn left into Rose Hill Farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Please contact us for special inquires including weddings, school visits and other group events!. . Located in the Hudson Valley village of Red Hook, NY, Rose Hill Farm is a historic family owned Pick Your Own fruit orchard established in 1798. As of 2016, farm is under new ownership and management. This farm has been in the same family for over 200 years, Peter Fraleigh having purchased Rose Hill Farm in 1798. David and Karen Fraleigh are the sixth generation of their family to operate Rose Hill Farm. A.K.A, Fraleigh's Rose Hill Farm. Annual Ripening Schedule (approximate):
    Late June - Early July: Over Twenty Varieties Of Sweet And Tart Cherries.
    Early July - Mid August: Five Varieties Of Blueberries.
    August - Early Sept: Peaches And Plums.
    Late August: Gingergold And Paula Red Apples
    Early Sept: Honeycrisp, Gala, Macintosh, Jonamac, Spartan
    Mid Sept: Honeycrisp, Gala, Macintosh, Jonamac, Spartan, Empire, Jonagold, Cortland, Fuji
    Late Sept: Gala, Jonagold, Empire, Red Delicious, Shizuka, Twenty Oz
    Early Oct: Empire, Red Delicious, Macoun, Shizuka, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Ny 428
    Mid Oct: Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Rome, Fortune, Northern Spy
    Late Oct: Fuji, Rome, Grannysmith, Gold Rush, Lady Apple
    (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: June 28, 2016)
  • Secor Strawberries - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    63 Robinson Lane, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590.
  • Twin Ponds Nursery - Uses integrated pest management practices, flowers,
    37 Red Tail Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Phone: 845-876-5113. Alternate Phone: 845-206-1046. Email: [email protected]. Open: Twin Ponds Nursery open by appointment April through October; call or email. Directions: South 2.2 miles on Route 9 from Rhinebeck Village, NY. Right onto Red Tail Road to bottom of the hill. Left to the nursery. Click here for a map and directions. Cut daffodil and tulips April and May Cut peonies May and June Cut perennial flowers May through October. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Twin Ponds Nursery grows ornamental shrubs and trees , perennials in large sizes and ornamental grasses which are available ,freshly dug from the fields or potted up. Many native species are grown as well as deer and disease resistant species. Click here for a link to our Facebook page Our latest adventure here at Twin Ponds Nursery is to open our doors to the public with fresh cut, home grown, organic flowers. We have been growing trees, shrubs and beautiful perennials for our landscape business for the last 25 years, and occasionally have blessed a local event or lucky friend with some cuts from the abundance of blooms and branches that grace our nursery & grounds throughout the growing season. The farm is now offering that to the community on a larger scale; Sustainably-raised, eclectic and unusual, locally grown arrangements; for your home, your special event or just for you. The farm stand will be open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 6pm, for self serve bouquets and cuts. Please call us if you'd like to visit at another time or would like to talk flowers for a wedding or another special occasion. Keep up with our latest offerings at Twin Ponds Flowers on Facebook. (UPDATED: July 07, 2018, JBS)

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