Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Dutchess County in Southeast NY? Farms are open and safe! 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
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Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
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What's in season in March 2021, and other timely information:
Notes for March 2021: Crop growth is slowing down, except for
Christmas tree farms and if you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or
along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry
and strawberry season in those areas is about to begin. See your state harvest calendar
. This year, much of the country is still seeing mild weather, so lettuce, peas, broccoli, cabbage and other greens are thriving. And this is a good time to
get a canner and learn how to preserve foods for the winter,
like canning some applesauce, apple butter or
jam, which make great gifts. As do your own homemade specialty liqueurs!
How about homemade cranberry sauce or a pumpkin pie made from a
real pumpkin for the holidays? See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
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A fun winter activity is to
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even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions,
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Dutchess County in Southeast NY U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
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:
Field of Screams,
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 16, 2019, JBS)
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
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. 2020 pricing: $15 for a gallon bucket of flowers on your first visit. The bucket is included in the
price. $10 when you bring the bucket back for a refill. . You can reuse the bucket next time to save
$2. We take cash (exact change only) or check, but not credit cards. (UPDATED: August 05, 2020)
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. We charge a $5 admission fee for fruit and
vegetable picking for adults and children over the age of 12. (UPDATED:
July 16, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: February 28, 2017)
Greig Farm - apples,
asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, peas, raspberries,
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 16,
- 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
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
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 16, 2019, 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
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 16, 2019, JBS)
- Oriole Orchards - apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plum, prunes,
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
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
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
Late June - Early July: Over Twenty Varieties Of
Sweet And Tart Cherries.
Early July - Mid August: Five Varieties Of
August - Early Sept: Peaches And Plums.
Gingergold And Paula Red Apples
Early Sept: Honeycrisp, Gala, Macintosh,
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 16, 2019, JBS)
(UPDATED: June 28, 2016)
UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
Lane, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590.
Twin Ponds Nursery -
Uses integrated pest management practices,
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
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 16, 2019, JBS)
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