Where in Upstate New York to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

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Upstate New York U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Clinton County     

  • Applejacks Orchard - apples, pears, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    751 Brand Hollow Rd, Peru, NY 12972. Phone: 518 643 2268. Email: applejacksorchard@yahoo.com. Open: ing August 28,2010; 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday; 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Also with a roadside stand and a farm market. (UPDATED: May 15, 2010)
  • Blueberry Acres - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    424 Dry Bridge Road, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912. Phone: 518-207-5469. Alternate Phone: 518-817-5324. Email: nursue2011@hotmail.com. Open: Everyday 8am to 5pm throughout the season. Directions: From Interstate 87 north take exit 34 turn left toward Lake Placid and Au Sable Forks. Follow for 7 miles to Clintonville bear right at the y, follow road to the end, turn left and follow for approximately 2 miles. You will see our sign on the right side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are usually ready mid July through August in our region; Watch our Facebook page for notices. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 01, 2013)
  • Rulfs Orchard - Strawberries, Blueberries, and Pumpkins and Apples in the Fall
    531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY, 12972. Phone: 518-643-8636. Email us at: bob@rulfsorchard.com. Open 7am to 8 pm , 7 days a week. Apple varieties: McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Paula, Red Macoun, Lodi, Northern Spy, Delicious. Also a roadside stand and apple cider.

Essex County

Franklin County

  • Tucker Farms Inc. - strawberries,
    56 Hobart Road, Gabriels, NY 12939. Phone: 518 637 1230. Alternate Phone: 518-578-8436. Email: adkspud@hotmail.com. Open: in late June/early July for U - Pick strawberries (call ahead for availability). Directions: See directions on Tucker Farms website . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pumpkins and a corn maze in the Fall!(UPDATED: August 15, 2012) (UPDATED: September 11, 2008)

Fulton County

  • Blueberry Hill - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    220 Beldon Corners Road, Oppenheim, NY 13329. Phone: 203-223-1796. Email: blueberryhill2600@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays from mid July to mid August, call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 14, 2013)
  • Lake View Orchards - U Pick Apples
    PO Box 528, Mayfield NY, 12117. Phone: 518-661-5017. Email: lakevieworchards@hotmail.com. Farm Market, Cider, Special Events
  • Meadowlark Farms - blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), U-pick and already picked, farm market
    397 Stevers Mill Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025. Phone: 518-883-6542. Alternate Phone: 518-332-0747. Fax: 518-883-4093. Email: Kmyers30@nycap.rr.com. Open: In season, blueberries picking hour: Wednesday 4;00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Season generally runs from Mid-July to Labor Day for blueberries; Fall raspberries until hard frost; We continue to add new crops every year. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. (ADDED: September 02, 2009)
  • Rogers Family Orchards - U Pick Apples
    260 County Highway 131, Johnstown NY, 12095. Phone: 518-762-8736. Email: trogers@superior.net. Roadside Stand, Farm Market, Cider, Special Events .

Hamilton County

Jefferson County

Lewis County

Montgomery County

  • Bellinger's Orchard - apples, pears, pumpkins, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    685 Argersinger Road, Fultonville, NY 12072. Phone: 518-922-8558. Email: info@bellingersorchard.com. Open: Daily 10am to 6pm, September to mid - November; Cornmaze: daily 10am to 5pm (last ticket sold at 5pm). Directions: Take exit 28 from the NYS Thruway and then a left onto Riverside Dr. Make a left onto 30A and go up the hill. Take a right onto VanEpps Road Go two and one-half miles and then bear right onto Argersinger Road Our orchard is exactly one mile down the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We grow over 30 varieties of apples. We also sell fresh sweet cider, homemade cider donuts, and other local NYS products such as cheese, honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, and fruit butters. (UPDATED: January 12, 2012)
  • Cashin's Farn - raspberries (red), strawberries,
    225 Argersinger Road, Fultonville, NY 12072. Phone: 518-922-6030. Email: berries@cashinsfarm.com. Open: 8am to 5pm; Call for information on availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June 15 to July 4 Raspberries:. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 15, 2010) (UPDATED: June 02, 2010)
  • Sand Flats Orchard - apples, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    371 Martin Road, Fonda, NY 12068. Phone: 518 853-4999. Email: jim@sandflatsorchard.com. Open: Strawberries daily 9:00 to 6:00 starting about June 10th Apples and pumpkins starting September 1st thru October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the North: Follow Route 30A from Johnstown south about 3 miles. Turn right onto Commons Road go about 1.8 miles to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the East: NY Thruway to exit 28, left on to Riverside Drive about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Route 30A, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334/ Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. OR Follow Route 5 west to Fonda, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334/ Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the South: Follow the directions from the East if using the NY Thruway. Follow Route 30A to Fultonville, you will go over the Mohawk River and pass Fonda Speadway. Turn left onto Route 5, go through the village of Fonda, about .5 miles. Turn right onto Route 334 Cayadutta St. follow for 1.9 miles. Turn left on to Commons Road go about .1 mile to the intersection of Martin Road and Commons Road. From the West: Follow Route 5 from Canajoharie east about 9.8 miles. Turn left onto Martin Road go 1.3 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 16, 2011)
  • Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm - beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, gooseberries, herbs/spices, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, picnic area, farm animals
    1226 Carlisle Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317. Phone: 518-673-1048. Fax: 518-673-1048. Open: Sunday to Tuesday 8am to 6pm; Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm, Wednesday: Duchtown Plaza Palentine Bridge NY 3pm to 6pm; Farmers Market, Thursday and Friday 8am to 6pm; Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm, Saturday: Arkel Museum Parking Lot Canajoharie NY 10am to 2pm; Farmers Market. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 09, 2010)

St. Lawrence County

  • Brookdale Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    1997 Route 49, Winthrop, NY 13697. Phone: 315-389-5840. Open: Seven days a week, 9am to 5pm daily; Early September to Halloween. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have McIntosh, Cortland and St. Lawrence (an antique variety only available here) available for pick-your-own. We also have Honeycrisp available for purchase, but they sell out quickly. Call for drop prices later in the season. (ADDED: November 13, 2011)
  • Canton Apples - apples,
    1538 County Road 25, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-212-0950. Email: cantonapples@gmail.com. Open: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm,  starting September 7th, 2013 until apples are gone. Directions: From Canton Village, follow Park Street through Street Lawrence University Campus. Drive past Leberge & Curtis the John Deere dealer to a 4-way stop. Turn right onto County Road 25. Follow about 1 mile past the Parkway Auto Dealer and just through flashing light on left. Click here for a map and directions. We will have a variety of mums for sale; We also invite school and youth group tours; Please call ahead to schedule;. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 28, 2012) (UPDATED: August 29, 2013)
  • Maple Hill Landscaping & Outdoor Services - apples, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    1538 County Road 25, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-212-0950. Fax: 315-386-2745. Email: maplehilllandscape@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Follow Park Street through the Street Lawrence University Campus, past Leberge & Curtis (John Deere Dealer) to 4-way stop. Turn right onto County Road 25 and follow ~1 mile past the Parkway Auto Dealer. Orchard will be on the left. Look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We will have extended dates and times this fall. Please call or email us for more information. We also have a roadside stand at 317 State Highway 310 in Canton, NY. We take special orders for pick up with delivery available for large orders. An additional fee may apply for delivery. (UPDATED: September 18, 2011) (ADDED: September 15, 2011)
  • Parishville Center Apple Orchard - apples,
    702 State Route 72, Potsdam, NY 13676. Phone: (315) 212-7057. Email: pcorchards@gmail.com. Open: Pick Your Own - open Saturday and Sunday; also by appointment for groups or organizations. Directions: Route 72 three miles from the State Route 56 intersection in the Town of Potsdam. Toward Parishville, follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Apples: approximate season date is from August 15th to November 1st. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 06, 2014)

Saratoga County

  • Ariels Farm - raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries,
    194 Northern Pines Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831. Phone: 518-584-2189. Email: jariel@nycap.rr.com. Open: May 1 to October 31st on Monday to Sunday (7 days a week) / 9am to 6pm; Please call before you plan to visit as our hours change seasonally. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Tomatoes: May 1 to September 1; Asparagus: May to June; Strawberries: June to July; Raspberries: July to September; Peas: June; Corn: August; Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a local farm that has been providing the surrounding area with the freshest produce since 1948. Our delicious U Pick strawberries and raspberries are available every summer as well as berries already picked for sell on the stand. We have a variety of produce on our farm including asparagus, corn, tomatoes, and everything in between! Stop by and check us out and we'll show you what good food is all about! Please call us before you visit to hear the specific hours we are open and prices of the berries. We looked forward to seeing you!. (UPDATED: June 12, 2012)  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 01, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on August 01, 2011: "Great! Staff is always friendly and helpful. I've been here to pick strawberries and raspberries. They also have a farm stand with other vegetables and flowers that they grow. I don't know if anything other than the berries are available to pick-your-own.,"
  • Arnold's Farm Fresh Produce - flowers, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1319 Sacandaga Rd, West Charlton, NY 12010. Phone: 518-269-9562. Email: jla244@cornell.edu. Open: June to September Monday to Wednesday Honor System Thursday to Sunday 10am to 6:30pm, after 6:30 Honor System. Directions: 1319 Sacandaga road (Or State Route 147), Amsterdam, NY 12010. Just south of State Route 67. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June Blueberries: Early July to August Flowers: July Local Sweet Corn: Early July. Payment: Cash, Check. We are always looking for feedback and suggestions for new products, please stop in and share your ideas with us!. (ADDED: June 23, 2012)
  • Blueberry Hill Solar~Organic - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    2186 Alexander Road, Galway, NY 12074. Phone: 646--574-3984. Open: Directions: North of Galway Village on Route 147, before Route 29, Turn Right on to Alexander Road. We are a half mile down on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 14, 2012) (New to PickYourOwn in 2012)
  • Bowman Orchards - Pick your own and picked apples, cider and donuts.
    141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford NY, 12148. Phone: 518-371-2042. Email: kevin@bowmanorchards.com. Roadside Stand, Farm Market.
    Comments from a visitor on September 05, 2011: "We visited Bowman Orchards, Rexford, NY Sep 5, 2011. After seeing the negative comments, I felt inclined to write. The staff was helpful and prompt, without being especially friendly or familiar. 25 cents for a bag to pick apples in was fair enough, as was the price of 99 cents a pound for you-pick apples and $30 a 1/2 bushel for pre-picked peaches. There was only a few other customers around on a somewhat rainy day, so maybe that makes a difference with the staff. I would return, as it is the closest farm I've found with peaches, and they have some old-fashioned apples that I don't see everywhere."
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2011: "We 100% agree that Bowman farms the employees are rude. It is exspensive each time for strawberries, apple. We would bring family members, who are visiting to pick strawberries I was embrassed how we were treated. We find others farms to go even if it farther then Bowmans. We would never recommended them."
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2011: "Our family visited Bowman Orchard for strawberry picking on Father's day and experienced the worst customer service among all the orchard that I had been to. When we first get there, we were tasting a few of the strawberries before we start picking strawberries to bring home. A few minutes later, couple of the Bowman employees came over and told us in a very rude manner that "you have to stop eating and start picking, don't act like a pig and you are stealing from us!". We paid 2 bucks per person (even a barely 2 years old have to pay the 2 bucks entrance fee) and we cannot even taste the strawberries before picking? Even if tasting is not allowed, we should have been treated better with small warning rather than just coming onto us like we are thieves. I will never go to Bowman again and neither should you. There are a lot more better orchards than that one. "
    Comments from a visitor on September 12, 2010: "We visited the orchard today and will not return. The staff was friendly but they charge for everything. we didn't pick apples, we had already done that at Riverview Orchard around the corner (our favorite place to go - the best cider donuts!). They have a play area with swings and wooden tractors and trucks with slides to climb on but it's $3.00 a kid - really for a few swings and wooden playground things. It's cute, but come on. The cider donuts are not hot out of the oven they are prepacked and just alright - to be honest the grocery store ones are just as good and a little 8 oz cup of cider was $1.50. I was just tallying in my head how much we spent for an hour long trip and thinking that they are a little to greedy for my taste. I know they need to make money but it isn't someplace we could afford to bring all the kids it would be to expensive."
  • Bowman Orchards North - U Pick Apples
    107 Van Aervunem Road, Ballston Spa NY, 12020. Phone: 518-885-8888. And a Farm Market, Cider
  • The Charlton Fruit Farm - follow organic methods, strawberries, prepicked produce - UPDATED: May 08, 2010: We don't have enough berries for PYO in 2010, due to crop rotation. But we do have strawberries at farm stand.
    4074 Jockey Street, Charlton, NY 12019. Phone: 518-399-6563. Email: PNIKIFOROV@nycap.rr.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: call for availability. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 07, 2008) (UPDATED: May 08, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2009: "I picked Strawberries at the Charlton Fruit Farm with daughter yesterday. It is a small farm, so they really like to you call ahead since they limit the number of people. I didn't realize that, but there was no one else picking when we got there (Tuesday afternoon), so they didn't turn us away. I would definitely recommend it. The strawberries were delicious and the people were very friendly."
    Comments from a visitor on June 12, 2009: "I just wanted to add a comment about the Charlton Fruit Farm. We would highly recommend this farm to any berry/fruit pickers. It's a small farm and they limit the number of people who can visit at once. But the quality of the fruit (probably because all the good stuff isnt gone when you get there) is amazing. We picked strawberries there a few days ago and we could not believe how good they were, and how plentiful. The owners are very friendly and accomodating also. And the best part is that they are organic so the fruit is ready to eat right off the plants!"
  • Devoe's Rainbow Orchards - U Pick Apples
    1569 Halfmoon Parkway, Route 9, Clifton Park NY, 12065. Phone: 518-371-8397. Roadside Stand
  • Fo-Castle Farm Country Store Inc - U Pick Apples
    166 Kingsley Road, Burnt Hills NY, 12027-9531. Phone: 518-399-8322. And a Farm Market
  • Hicks Fruit Farm - U Pick Apples
    160 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford NY, 12148. Phone: 518-371-5620. And a Farm Market.
  • Lindsey's Idyllwood Orchard - apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, school tours
    267 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford, NY 12148. Phone: 518-371-5785. Email: DuaneLin@aol.com. Open: Daily 9 am to 6 pm See our website for more information. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Orchard open for Pick Your Own from Labor Day Weekend through mid-November. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Also available at the orchard store local honey, apple cider donuts, homemade pies and other bakery items, candies, Indian corn, corn stalks, hay, pumpkins and gift items. (UPDATED: September 05, 2012)
  • Riverview Orchards - U Pick Apples
    660 Riverview Road, Rexford NY, 12148. Phone: 518-371-2174. Email: isabel@rivervieworchards.com. And a Farm Market, Special Events
  • Saratoga Apple, Inc. - U Pick Apples
    1174 Route 29, Schuylerville NY, 12871. Phone: 518-695-3131. Pick apples, ride wagons to the orchards, taste a delicious cider donut or other freshly baked treat. U Pick Apples, Farm Market, Cider  
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2010:
      (negative) "Wow! Haven't been here since I was a kid. While the banter seems to center around what you get for the money, I'm VERY turned off by the "obvious" planted comments by either owners or staff. Saratoga Apple is not the only money hungry tourist trap to exploit fall harvests, so do your homework before venturing out. If you want to rely on what a website states, be sure to check the last time it was updated (One apple orchard had not updated since 2002!!!)or call and confirm it! It's a shame; Kids end up losing on deals like these..."
    Comments from a visitor on August 31, 2010: (negative) "This farm is a good place to purchase apples and other products if you do not want to pick, if you want to pick apples be prepared to pay. There are many other farms in the area that let you pick without all of the extras that you are paying for here. All of these farms have apples just as good and healthy. Saratoga Apples has turned into a tourist trap :("
    Comments from a visitor on August 09, 2010: (positive) "I've been to Saratoga Apple many times since we came moved to NY over 2 years ago. The selection is awesome and my kids love it!! To clarify, they have changed their website and it states there is a $6 charge per person, to pick your own apples. Plus, the cider and apple cider donuts are AMAZING!!"
    Comments from a visitor on May 21, 2009: (positive) "I have lived near Saratoga Apple, since it was purchased prior to then it was Bullard's Orchard. I have heard about the over charging and how you can't walk across the road and walk through the orchard. I also know a neighbor of Saratoga Apple who used to pick up the dropped apples, until they started charging her full price for them. I also know of many other Orchards in the area, Borden's in Easton (ed. note: under Washington County, below), they do not offer anything fancey except for wholesome apples and yummy cider. No pumpkin patch or wagon rides, and no petting zoo. The idea behind pick you own and kids is to show them the fun of harvesting your own food, the work that goes into picking and the marvel of mother nature. The rest of the stuff is filler. "
    Comments from a visitor on May 19, 2009: (positive) "I have been there several times. It is free to go there. They have bins with apples you can bag and purchase, along with squashes and pumkins. They do charge to pick your own. well pay or just PICK the already PICKED fruits. There is no reason to complain. John.   PS: they have a very large variety of apples"
    Comments from a visitor on September 14, 2008: (negative) "We took my 9- and 3-year-old children to Saratoga Apple in Schuylerville, NY today but we left there with no apples and both of my kids confused and in tears. We wanted to purchase the medium sized $12 bag, the perfect amount for our small family, but I was told that in order for all 4 of us to participate in the picking, we would actually have to pay $24 for “entry for 4 people” and twice as many apples. Even worse, I later discovered that the Saratoga Apple website says “no admission.” As a young family, not only can’t we eat 25 pounds of apples, we also have to look for fun activities that fit into our budget. But how do I explain to my kids that only one of them gets to go because I didn’t bring enough money for all of us? My 9-year-old’s response to the situation was to tell her brother that Saratoga Apple was being “greedy.” Clearly she learned the lesson I was teaching about sticking to your principles and not allowing yourself to be taken advantage of. It used to be that picking your own fruits and vegetables was a fun and low-cost family activity. We’ve had many wonderful summers picking our own at local farms and have only ever been asked to pay for the fruit we picked. Patronizing local farms is important to us but we’d rather go to a place that appreciates us, rather than one that penalizes me for bringing the whole family. P.S. I love your website and use it all the time, especially as a new canner!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 21, 2008: (negative) "I am furious with the admissions charges at Saratoga Apple and I will no longer pick apples there. I was told that the entry fee had been in effect for 4 years and this is untrue. When I questioned it further, I was told the fee covered the wagon ride, but when I asked if I could walk and pay less, I was told no. I should not have to pay Saratoga Apple in order to pick fruit. I should pay for the apples picked and this should not be affected by the number of people who help me fill my bags. Saratoga Apple advertises that they have no admissions fee. This is false advertising, in addition to being a ripoff!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 21, 2008: (positive) "This is my fifth season employed at Saratoga Apple. I have heard more positive feedback on their picking policy than negative. The policy is in place for a reason...to extend the apple picking season for as long as possible..this gives everyone a chance to ENJOY (keyword) the experience. "Sticking to your principles" and "not being taken advantage of" is also part of owning a business. Perhaps the 9 year-old should also be taught what it means to "earn a living"..."
    Comments from a visitor on October 03, 2008: (negative) "I have not been here. But after reading the reviews I decided to take a look at their website...it clearly states on their website that there is no admission. I understand that the orchard and the people working there have to make a living, however, this is false advertising and unfortunately it is resulting in families having a horrible experience when they get there. I am all for the buy local theory, but this is one farm that is ripping off it's customers despite what their employee may have commented. Maybe you could make people visiting your site aware that they will have to pay admission per person. "
    Comments from a visitor on October 11, 2008: (positive) "OMG..somebody call "whine" 11...Saratoga Apple charges $6 per person (children 3 and under FREE)...that includes a 1/2 peck bag, your choice of the variety of apple and a wagon ride on the weekends...this is less than you'd spend taking your kids to the movies or getting your nails done.. get over it..."
    Comments from a visitor on October 21, 2008: (positive) "I go to Saratoga Apple every year with my family. I love it there! It's close to where I live and the apples are always sooooo delicous! I'm not sure as to what some of these people are saying but they sure aren't thinking of the right Saratoga Apple! I can't wait to go this weekend. =)"
    Does anyone else have comments (positive or negative)? Write me!
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  • Stanislowsky's Eagle's View Farm - blueberries,
    2089 Route 29, Galway, NY 12074. Phone: 518-882-9199. Email: f106pilot@aol.com. Open: July 5 to August 31, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday only 8am to 11am. Directions: Galway, One mile East of intersection of Route 29 and Route 147, sign "Eagle's View Farm. Click here for a map and directions. U-Pick Blueberries. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 28, 2010) (UPDATED: July 24, 2011)
  • Winney Farm - Blueberries
    113 Winney Road (Rt 32), Schuylerville, NY 12871. Phone: (518) 695-5547. Directions: 3 miles North of Schuylerville NY. Open: 8 am to 6 pm daily. A visitor writes: "High Bush, Huge Berries, Huge Crops. I believe they have other Vegetables as well and barn store, picking baskets. Picked the summer of 2007 and the blueberries were outstanding.". Prices in 2008 are $1.95 per pound. 1 1/2 gallons of blueberries (about 9 pounds) cost about $18.  Blueberries will be available for picking here from early July until mid to late August. (UPDATED: July 18, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2012: "Winney Farm was amazing!!!!!!!!!! We went back 3 times this summer and it's a 45 minute ride. The blueberry bushes are huge and have the best berries ever. I was hoping to freeze most of them for winter, but my family was plucking them from the tray as I was prepping them from the freezer. Will be a family tradition from now on! Thank you Winney Farms "
    Comments from a visitor on July 15, 2012: "I pick at Winney's Farm each year. The current price for blueberries is $2.25 /pound and has remained the same for the last few years. They have lots of varieties to pick so you get berries the entire blueberry season. There is no charge to pick. This is not a farm for tourists - no hay rides, animals to feed and pet, or food to purchase. It is a basic "pick your own" farm. They do sell prepicked berries for $7.00/quart."

Schenectady County

  • Buhrmaster Family Farm - U Pick Apples
    Route 50, Scotia NY, 12302. Phone: 518-399-5931. And a Farm Market

Warren County

Washington County

  • Apple Hill Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked
    County Route 21, Whitehall, NY 12887. Phone: 518-796-7575. Alternate Phone: 518-791-2441. Fax: 518-499-1633. Email: lakegeorgenorth@verizon.net. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm; September 7 to October 20. Directions: Go to Whitehall, New York and take Route 4 East. Continue about four miles and take a right onto County Route 21. UPICK is .3 of a mile on the left. Payment: Cash, Check. We pick Macs, Empires, Regular Cortlands, Red Cortlands, Red Delicious and limited Spies. (ADDED: August 23, 2012)
  • Beloved Farm - Uses natural growing practices, asparagus, blueberries, flowers, rhubarb, U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    105 Mckie Hollow Road, Cambridge, NY 12816. Phone: 518-677-8226. Email: belovedfarm@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Cambridge: Main Street to Ashgrove Road. Right on Chestnut Hill Road. Left on McKie Hollow Road (dirt road) about 1/2 mile. Yellow house, green shutters. From North Bennington, Vermont: White Creek Road. Right onto Niles Road. At stop sign turn right, Niles Road becomes Chestnut Hill Road. Follow Chestnut Hill Road up a windy mountain. Go past Pompanuck Farm and take right onto McKie Hollow Road (dirt road) about 1/2 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus and Rhubarb: May to June, Flowers: May to August, Blueberries and summer produce: July to September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  (ADDED: July 21, 2011) (UPDATED: July 23, 2011)
  • Billy Bob's Orchard - apples, and prepicked produce, school tours
    720 County Road, Putnam Station, NY 12861. Phone: (518) 547-8309. Email: billy-bob'sorchard@hotmail.com. Open: Fall Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Fairview Orchard - U Pick Apples
    11962 State Route 4, Whitehall NY, 12887. Phone: 518-282-9616. Roadside Stand, Cider. 
  • Hand Melon Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, peppers, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    533 Wilbur Avenue, Greenwich, NY 12834. Phone: 518-692-2376. Alternate Phone: 518-692-7502. Fax: 518-692-2376. Email: handmelonfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Beginning in June with Strawberries Monday through Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries open typically the beginning of June running through mid July; Blueberries follow shortly thereafter; Raspberries begin late august; Tomatoes and Peppers open Saturday and Sunday only the third weekend in august; Pick your own hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4:30 pm. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We operate a Farm market on Rt 29 in Greenwich, NY that carries a wide range of produce that we grow on the farm but is not available for pick your own. This includes sweet corn, yellow and green squash and beans, eggplant, watermelons, specialty fall items including pumpkins, hot peppers and our famous Hand melons!. (UPDATED: August 24, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 21, 2009: "They also have pick your own tomatoes and peppers and Fall Raspberries. The veggies picking always starts the 3rd weekend of August and runs until supplies last. Last years price was $15.00 per bushel. Bushel baskets themselves cost $2.00 each (bring your own containers!) Fall Raspberries start around early September (late August) and go until a hard frost. The light frosts make the berries sweeter. There are 2 patches to pick from. "
    Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2008: "They send me a post card to let us know what is ready for picking. They have a large variety of PYO strawberries and they are very well tended!"
  • Hicks Orchard - U Pick apples, cherries, blueberries, raspberries
    18 Hicks Road, Granville NY, 12832. Phone: 518-642-1788. Email: hicksorchard@gmail.com. And a Farm Market, Cider, Special Events. Directions: Click here for directions.  (UPDATED: October 14, 2013) (UPDATED: May 01, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2011: "I picked sour cherries at Hick's Orchard last weekend and loved the farm. There is a wonderful store on site with great prices on local honey as well as a selection of kitchen items. The cherries were wonderful and reasonably priced at 1.60/lb. They also have blueberries and apples in the fall. I live about an hour away and it was worth the drive. So many of the farms closer to Albany have started charging just to enter. I used to take my autistic son with me (he doesn't pick or eat anything) and I now have to pay just to take him with me. I don't go back to those places."
    Comments from a visitor on May 01, 2009:
    "Just visiting your site for the first time, looking for local strawberry picking. Just a note to tell anyone interested, that my family has picked apples & berries at Hick's Orchards in Washington County for three generations. If you're not finding satisfaction in Saratoga County, come on up! It's a family owned and oriented orchard with plenty of fun for the kids and very reasonable prices (no hidden charges!). I highly recommend it!"
  • Liebigs' Strawberry Ridge Farm - raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    66 Middleton Road, North Granville, NY 12832. Phone: 518-642-1385. Open: Pick you own strawberries are available from early to mid June through early June; The farm is open 7 am to 7 pm seven days a week; U pick black raspberries are available in late June/early July and red raspberries are available in mid - August through the first hard frost occurence of the fall. Directions: Liebigs' Strawberry Ridge Farm is located on Middleton Road in the hamlet of Truthville, which is part of the township of Granville, NY. The most immediate way to find the farm is take County Route 12 off of State Route 22. Once on County Route 12, look for Middleton Road (appx. one half mile from Route 22) and travel 3/10's of a mile. The farm is on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 19, 2011)
  • Moses Vegetable Farm - corn (sweet), peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    Route 67, Eagle Bridge, NY 11111. Phone: 518-686-7729. Directions: Intersection of Route 67 & 22 Crops are usually available in May, October. Open: call for hours. This is the famous farmland that once belonged to Grandma Moses, inherited by her children and grand-children who operate it today. Customers say they are renowned for the variety and quality of the vegetables they grow. One visitor says: "WORTH THE TRIP! Check them out!"
  • Sbardella Orchards - apples
    141 Manchester Road, Hampton, NY. Phone: 802-345-2704. Email us at: donna@sbardellaorchards.com. Directions: Click here for a map. Open: Please see the Orchard Hours page for hours and more information. We will be opening on September 12th and will be picking early Macintosh apples. We also have cider doughnuts, apple cider, maple syrup, honey, and animals for the kids to see!
    Comments from a visitor on August 29, 2008:
    "Macintosh, Cortland, Northern Spies all pick your own! Honey, maple syrup, and fresh cider from local providers as well." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 29, 2008)
  • Stuberry Acres - blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black),
    1483 County Route 49, Argyle, NY 12809. Phone: 518-638-8926. Email: stuberryacres@yahoo.com. Open: July - September Every Day 8 am to 8 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 26, 2010) (UPDATED: June 21, 2012) (formerly known as "Stewarts Berry Farm")
    Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2010: " It's beautiful family owned farm that currently has pick your own fruit. I believe they also have a roadside stand down the street as well. Friendly, beautiful, local family environment. Absolutely LOVE it! I have been picking there for the last couple of years and tell everyone I can to go there. The berries are amazing and there are always plenty to pick. The black raspberries (not blackberries) are unbelievable! This is just a friendly, local family owned farm that is expanding and has great pick your own!!! Black raspberries (that are huge and absolutely unbelievable)"

Fresh Fruit Harvesting Dates*

Tart Cherries

July 1-July 25
Blueberries July 15 - August 25
Summer Raspberries July 15 - August 15
Apples Mid-July - Late October
Fall Raspberries Sept 3 - Oct 31 (or hard freeze)
   
Apples:  
Lodi Mid July
McIntosh Mid September thru Mid October
Cortland Mid September thru Mid October
Empire Late September thru Late October
Macoun Late September thru Late October
Liberty Late September thru Late October
Red Delicious Late September thru Late October
Jonagold Late September thru Late October
Mutsu Early October thru Late October
Northern Spy Early October thru Late October
Golden Delicious Mid October thru Late October
   
Fall Raspberries Sept 3 - Oct 31 (or hard freeze)


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Clinton County

  • Country Dreams Farm - Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    260 Pellerin Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Phone: 518-561-8941. Alternate Phone: 888-818-2701. Email: cdfarm@charter.net. Open: We are open in August every day all day as we use the honesty system; Feel free to call ahead for more information. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze is open from September 15 through October 31; Ghost story night is October 20 and will begin at 6pm with a bonfire and smores. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 05, 2012)

Oneida County

  • Will's Cackleberry Castle Pumpkin Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, apples, asparagus, beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    1175 Hillsboro Rd, Camden, NY 13316. Phone: 315-245-0104. Alternate Phone: 315-225-1638. Email: cackleberrycastle@yahoo.com. Open: Friday, from 4 pm to 9; Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 9, September 23 to October 31. Directions: From the Rome/Utica area: take 49 east to 69 east, turn left on Main street, turn right on Preston St, turn right at 4-corners on Hillsboro Rd, 3 miles on right From the Syracuse area: take 81 north to parish exit, go west on 69 toward Camden, turn right on Steam Mill Rd, turn left on Hillsboro Rd, 1 mile on left From the East Syracuse/Canastota area: take thruway to Canastota, take route 13 north, turn right on 49 east, turn left at light on 13 north, turn left on Hillsboro Rd, 5 miles on right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Special Events: Exotic Pet Show and Tell with the kids, Sunday October 9th and 16th from 10-12pm Also everyday we are open, Mrs. Pumpkin will be available to talk to the children. (ADDED: October 05, 2011)
  • Candella's Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    9256 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403. Phone: 315-736-8782. Email: smpapale@roadrunner.com. Open: Farm Stand Monday - Friday 9 to 6:30, Saturday 9 to 6, Sunday 9 to 5. Directions: Located at the corner of River Road Marcy and Mohawk Street coming from Whitesboro. Coming from Rome or Utica take Route 49 to the Cavanaugh Road Exit. From Utica take a right, go to the second traffic light turn left. From Rome turn left then another left. We share a parking lot with Marcy Beverage Center. Strawberries Mid June to Beginning July; Raspberries Early July; Blueberries mid-July. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: June 10, 2011)
  • Hilltop Farm - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes,
    10126 Shaul Rd, Cassville, NY 13318. Phone: 315-725-7325. Alternate Phone: 315-404-2448. Email: mrw1180@yahoo.com. Open: Road Side stand available 24/7; Two locations - 10126 Shaul Road Cassville and 432 State Route 51 West Winfield, NY. Directions: Call for directions - Centrally located - short drive from New Hartford, Utica, Cooperstown, Ilion. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. As of September 2011 - Large Quantities of Carving, Pie and Mini Pumpkins available. Large Quantities of Red, Yellow, and White Onions available. (ADDED: September 21, 2011)
  • Joseph Capanna Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables
    8383 River Rd, Rome, NY 13440. Phone: 315-736-2541. Open: from early spring, to late fall after Halloween.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Everything they grow is right on their farm. They are especially known for having really good sweet corn. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 16, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 16, 2011: "Its always a pleasure to shop there because of the selection and because the people that work there, including the owner, are extremely friendly. Not to mention their prices are really good considering the quality of the produce is wonderful."
  • Swistak Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties
    6644 Greenway New London Road, Verona, NY 13478. Phone: 315-336-1251. Open: Our farm stand is open seven days a week from 8 am till 6 pm usually beginning mid July through October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Swistak Farm is located just off Route 365 between Verona and Rome. Look for our signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We only sell fruits and vegetables we grow on our own farm. We know our produce is top quality and fresh. Swistak Farm also grows cabbage, hot peppers, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, plum tomatoes, and green tomatoes. (UPDATED: April 20, 2012)

Montgomery County

  • Bellinger's Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, pears, peaches, pumpkins, winter squash, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    685 Argersinger Road, Fultonville, NY 12072. Phone: 518-922-8558. Email: info@bellingersorchard.com. Open: Daily 10am to 6pm, September to mid - November; Cornmaze: daily 10am to 5pm (last ticket sold at 5pm). Directions: Take exit 28 from the NYS Thruway and then a left onto Riverside Dr. Make a left onto 30A and go up the hill. Take a right onto VanEpps Road Go two and one-half miles and then bear right onto Argersinger Road Our orchard is exactly one mile down the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We grow over 30 varieties of apples. We also sell fresh sweet cider, homemade cider donuts, and other local NYS products such as cheese, honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies, and fruit butters. (UPDATED: January 12, 2012)
  • Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, picnic area, farm animals
    1226 Carlisle Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317. Phone: 518-673-1048. Fax: 518-673-1048. Open: Sunday to Tuesday 8am to 6pm; Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm, Wednesday: Duchtown Plaza, Palentine Bridge, NY 3pm to 6pm; Farmers Market, Thursday and Friday 8am to 6pm; Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm, Saturday: Arkel Museum Parking Lot Canajoharie NY 10am to 2pm; Farmers Market,. Directions: 1226 Carlisle Road, Canajoharie New York 13317. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. All vegetables and fruits are heirloom and grown organically. I have bedding plants, huckleberries, ground cherry, gourds just to name a few not listed above. I will be selling at the local market in Canajoharie New York on Saturday morning form ten to two. A middle week market in Palentine Bridge New York form three to six. These markets are located off Route 90 in Montgomery County New York. Signs are posted. Every other day of the week I will be at the location of Shooter's Hill Heirloom Farm. You can pick your own or I will be harvesting all summer and you can buy what I have packaged. (ADDED: April 09, 2010)

Saratoga County

  • Ariels Farm - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, asparagus, beans, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapefruit, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    194 Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831. Phone: 518-584-2189. Email: jariel@nycap.rr.com. Open: May 1 to October 31st / Monday to Sunday(7 days a week) / 9am to 6pm to Please call before you plan to visit as our hours change seasonally. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Tomatoes: May 1 to September 1; Asparagus: May to June; Strawberries: June to July; Raspberries: July to September; Peas: June; Corn: August; Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a local farm that has been providing the surrounding area with the freshest produce since 1948. Our delicious U Pick strawberries and raspberries are available every summer as well as berries already picked for sell on the stand. We have a variety of produce on our farm including asparagus, corn, tomatoes, and everything in between! Stop by and check us out and we'll show you what good food is all about! Please call us before you visit to hear the specific hours we are open and prices of the berries. We looked forward to seeing you!. Lettuce Cherry Tomatoes Radishes Summer Squash South Carolina Peaches. (ADDED: June 12, 2012)
  • Arnold's Farm Fresh Produce - Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1319 Sacandaga Rd, West Charlton, NY 12010. Phone: 518-269-9562. Email: jla244@cornell.edu. Open: June to September Monday to Wednesday Honor System Thursday to Sunday 10am to 6:30pm, after 6:30 Honor System. Directions: 1319 Sacandaga road (Or State Route 147), Amsterdam, NY 12010. Just south of State Route 67. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June Blueberries: Early July to August Flowers: July Local Sweet Corn: Early July. Payment: Cash, Check. We are always looking for feedback and suggestions for new products, please stop in and share your ideas with us!. (ADDED: June 23, 2012)

Schenectady County

  • Indian House Farm - farm stand, Haunted Corn Maze
    2627 Giffords Church Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306. Phone: 518-376-1257. Open:  Mid July-Labor Day Weekend Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm Sundays 10am-4pm - Fall HoursMonday-Friday Honor System Weekends 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . 50 acres of vegetables grown here on our family farm. We have built a reputation for our delicious Sweet Corn! We also grow green beans, cukes, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, pumpkins and many other vegetables! We also carry fresh strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears.The corn maze is an annual Haunted Corn Maze event, held for the past 10 years. The Haunted Maze is fun for the whole family, and partial proceeds go to support the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center.(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 11, 2011)

St. Lawrence County

  • Kingston Roadside Stand - Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, apples, asparagus, beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, farm animals
    39 Co. Route 34, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-528-1081 . Alternate Phone: 315-854-8092. Email: linda_kingston2002@yahoo.com. Open: The Haunted Barn and Wagon Ride Friday and Saturday, the day before Halloween and Halloween Day 6pm to 10pm or later; Prices: 6 dollars per person 5 years and younger Free; It includes Haunted Barn, Wagon Ride, Drink and Popcorn and you can get your own pumpkin at The Kingston's Roadside Stand; And Sunday by appointment ONLY!. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: October 10, 2013)
  • Parishville Center Apple Orchard - Roadside stand, apples,
    702 State Route 72, Potsdam, NY 13676. Phone: (315) 212-7057. Email: pcorchards@gmail.com. Open: August 15 pm to roadside stand every day from 6 am to 6 pm. Directions: Route 72 three miles from the State Route 56 intersection in the Town of Potsdam. Toward Parishville, follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Apples: approximate season date is from August 15th to November 1st. Payment: Cash, only. Eight varieties of apples, including Honeycrisp. Open each year around August 15, the roadside stand is stocked daily with freshly picked apples and is open 7 days a week. The U-Pick is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. (ADDED: March 06, 2014)

Washington County

  • Bordens Orchard - apples
    Valley Falls Road, Schaghticoke - Washington County. Phone: 518-692-2370
    Directions: We are located on Valley Falls Road in the Town of Easton. You can follow our signs from Route 40
    - From the North (Greenwich): turn left at the Easton Vol. Fire House, then straight for 1.7 miles
    - From the South (Schaghticoke) go 3 miles north on Rt.40, turn right on Crandalls Corners Road (dirt road), then left at end, we are three quarters of a mile north
    - From the East (Cambridge): take Route 67 to Schaghticoke or take County Route 59 to Center Cambridge Road, to So. Cambridge Road, to Meeting House Road, left on Valley Falls Road, 1.5 miles south
    Apples: Red Melba, Pristine, Summer treat, Redfree, Empress, Ginger Gold, Paulared, Gala, Niagara, Milton, McIntosh, Ozark Gold, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Liberty, R.I.Greening, Spartan, Cortland, Red Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Fortune, Idared, Pound Sweet, Golden Delicious, Spigold, Northern Spy, Rome Beauty, Winter Banana, Granny Smith.
  • BugHouse Farm at Fitch's Point - blackberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), tomatoes, other vegetables,
    4183 State Route 29, Salem, NY 12865. Phone: 216-225-4444. Fax: 866.222.2968. Email: BugHouseFarmsatFitchsPoint@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: next to The Greenery in Salem. Payment: Cash, Check. Home Grown Honey and Herb Vinegar. (ADDED: July 25, 2010)
  • The Common Sense Farm - Certified Organic, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, tomatoes,
    41 North Union Street, Cambridge, NY 12816. Phone: 518-723-4955. Email: othniel@commonsensefarm.com. Open: for tours by appointment, Farm stand hours will be from 9 am to 5pm on Monday through Friday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 11, 2010)
  • The Garden Barn - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Baked goods,
    351 East Rd, Fort Edward, NY 12828. Phone: 518-747-8843. Fax: 5187478843. Email: garden@capital.net. Open: June - August; 6 days per week Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin picking last weekend in September throughout October; Fresh cut christmas trees Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: October 17, 2010)
  • Kelly's Emerald Feeds LLC - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, onions, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, picnic area
    672 County Line Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804. Phone: 518-793-5474. Fax: Same as Above. Email: kellyfeeds@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 7:00 pm Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: Exit 19 of northway, 254 east to 9L north, 3 miles to left on Hicks road; 1.5 miles to left on County line Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. . Hay, straw and seasonal plants. (ADDED: September 12, 2009) (UPDATED: May 28, 2010)

Local Honey Sources:

Jefferson County

  • Good Earth Honey - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Blueberry honey, Buckwheat honey, Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Whipped honey, Beeswax candles, Honey from hives on the farm, farm market
    1031 Sherman Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Phone: 315-778-1863. Email: kfinnerty9@aol.com. Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 8 pm; Self serve farm stand. Directions: Turn onto Chestnut Street from Washington Street. At the stop sign turn right onto Sherman Street. Farm stand is the second house from the corner on the right. Red House, Red Garage. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our apiaries are Certified Naturally Grown. Pure raw honey without the use of chemical treatments of any kind in the hives. All for the love of bees... Nutmeg and Cinnamon Creamed Honey. Summer and fall honey varieties available. Clover, Dandelion, Buckwheat, Goldenrod, Basswood and Blueberry. Available in assorted quantities. (ADDED: September 01, 2011)

Saratoga County

  • Arnold's Farm Fresh Produce - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    1319 Sacandaga Rd, West Charlton, NY 12010. Phone: 518-269-9562. Email: jla244@cornell.edu. Open: June - September. Directions: 1319 Sacandaga road (Or State Route 147), Amsterdam, NY 12010. Just south of State Route 67. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June Blueberries: Early July to August Flowers: July Local Sweet Corn: Early July. Payment: Cash, Check. We are always looking for feedback and suggestions for new products, please stop in and share your ideas with us!. (ADDED: June 23, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Montgomery County

  • Aquahomme Farm - Goat Milk, Unpasteurized Goat Milk, Fresh ice cream, made on premises,
    306 Hess Road, Fort Plain, NY 13339. Phone: 518-775-3571. Email: andrewwaterman98@frontier.com. Open: Contact us before visiting please! Thanks!. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Hello all, I make and sell homemade goat milk soap, ice cream, and cheese(mostly feta). I can(prefer) shipping you these products for convenience (for both you and me). Thanks!. (ADDED: February 24, 2012)

Washington County


Horse Rides and More:

Clinton County

  • Adirondack Sleigh Rides - Sleigh Rides, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, skiing nearby, meeting room available, horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting),
    260 Pellerin Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Phone: 888-818-2701. Alternate Phone: 518-561-8941. Email: cdfarm@charter.net. Open: Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 8pm, from December 26 until there isn't enough snow; All week Christmas through New Years Day, all week President's week. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer sleigh rides at Adirondack Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat in Lake Clear, NY. Group ride is 30 minutes long through the woods on a lantern lit trail and we also offer a private ride on a small cutter which is a 45 minute ride. Hot cocoa is served with both rides. Dinner is also available at The Lodge. (UPDATED: December 12, 2010)
  • Country Dreams Farm - Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, handicap accessible, horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    260 Pellerin Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Phone: 888-818-2701. Alternate Phone: 518-561-8941. Email: Cdfarm@charter.net. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 6pm September 1 to October 27; Weekdays by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Farm vacations on a working farm. We farm with draft horses and raise goats, donkeys, chickens, horses and mules. We offer instruction in blacksmithing and farming with horses. (UPDATED: April 05, 2012)(UPDATED: September 30, 2013)

Essex County

  • Adirondack Equine Center - Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Horse ranches, Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse ranches, Dude ranches / Guest ranches, Riding academies, schools, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Jumping lessons and ring, Fresh farm breakfasts, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Bed and breakfast, Tent camping, horses allowed, Hotel / Motel nearby, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Swimming pool onsite, snowmobiling nearby, washer and dryer available, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, golf nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, Vegetarian meals available, meeting room available, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Riding equipment, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Lake Placid Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Phone: 518-834-9933. Email: equinecntr@aol.com. Open: In the Spring and Summer Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm In the Fall Monday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm In the Winter Monday to Sunday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm (9:00 pm by reservation). Directions: In the winter, our guests can use the following address to type into their gps units or search maps: 2830 Wilmington Road Lake Placid We are a neighbor to The Cellar Bistro & Grille. In the Summer & Fall: Lake Placid Drive Lake Placid, New York 12946 We are walking distance from Main Street, right across from Mirror Lake. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Adirondack Equine runs horseback riding tours and lessons right in the heart of Lake Placid at The Lake Placid Club Resort with views of Mirror Lake, the High Peaks and the Ski Jumps. We also offer a weekly/by-monthly girls horse camp full of exciting challenges and activities. In the winter,join us for an old fashioned excursion through Lake Placid Club’s open vistas and experience the majestic forests of the Adirondack Mountains. While sipping hot cocoa, we invite you to explore the wonders of the Olympic Village, Ski Jumps, the High Peaks and Sentinel ranges of our mountains. On a clear night, immerse yourself underneath a blanket and enjoy the constellations of the Adirondack skies. All throughout the season, we offer romantic, lantern lit trails, to complete your special day. Open days & nights. Please call for reservations. A good value for your Lake Placid experience! By coming you will assist us in helping feed a rescued horse or two this winter. We also offer a spectacular dinner ride in a private, romantic setting, please inquire for more information !. (ADDED: March 06, 2011)

Washington County

  • A Time To Remember Carriage and Sleigh Rides - horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), events at your location (call for info)
    , Hudson Falls, NY 12839. Phone: (518) 321-5539. Email: atimetoremember4u@yahoo.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm) Sundays (10:00am to 4:00 pm). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Book now for Christmas, New Years and Valentines. Horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides with or without snow (wheels on sleigh) The rides are not conducted on my physical property--They are conducted at The Saratoga Springs New York State Park. I conduct the rides on the roadways within the park and we depart from: The Gideon Putnam Gideon Putnam Road Saratoga Springs, New York 12866. (ADDED: December 22, 2011)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Clinton County

  • Country Dreams Farm - You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Bed & Breakfast onsite, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    260 Pellerin Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Phone: 518-561-8941. Alternate Phone: 888-818-2701. Email: cdfarm@charter.net. Open: We are generally open 7 days a week 10am to dark but it is always best to call ahead to be sure someone will be available; There are times we are in the field and don't see or hear someone at the farm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze is open from September 15 through October 31; Ghost story night is October 20 and will begin at 6pm with a bonfire and smores;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 05, 2012)

Saratoga

  • Blueberry Hill Solar~Organic - Uses natural growing practices, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    2186 Alexander Road, Galway, NY 12074. Phone: 646--574-3984. Directions: North of Galway Village on Route 147, before Route 29, Turn Right on to Alexander Road. We are a half mile down on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Pick your own Organic Berries, 7 days a week 8AM-5PM during prime picking season! All our practices are in line with NOFA-NY regulations and the USDA NOP FINAL RULE. It has sat fallow for at least 6 years prior to our taking it under our care. EVENTS: Hold events, such as Weddings, Bridal showers or Baby showers, family days or Birthday parties in this beautifully landscaped farm setting. Spring-Fall. Great Photo opportunities with 100 year old buildings in background and vintage cars adding to the landscape and ambiance of this historical farm in Upstate New York. See photos for event ideas. We can help to coordinate your event, or you may use your own vendors, provided prior approval is negotiated. FUNDRAISING: Will do Pick your own fundraisers for Girl Scout or 4-H Clubs. Please call us. (UPDATED: August 14, 2012)

Maple syrup sugarworks:

Lewis County

  • Simmons Farm - Fancy maple syrup, Collectors bottles or sets, Organic maple syrup, maple candies, maple butter, maple honey, Other fruit or veg, farm market
    10180 Street Route 12, Copenhagen , NY 13626. Phone: 315-486-4126. Alternate Phone: 315-767-0240. Email: shari154@aol.com. Open: order by phone or email or contact through social media listings. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Harvest is in early spring and sales are through out the year. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. . Our syrup is sold in various farmers markets throughout the area as well as at the farm. (ADDED: April 09, 2014)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Clinton County

  • Country Dreams Farm - 1 total room, Price range from $300 to $600, Fresh farm breakfasts, Farm dinners, Fresh eggs, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, Help feed the animals, Sustainable farming, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    260 Pellerin Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Phone: 518-561-8941. Alternate Phone: 888-818-2701. Email: cdfarm@charter.net. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Accommodations are simple and cozy. There is a bathroom with a shower, wood cookstove, small fridge and fans if needed. You are invited to participate with farm chores, pick fresh veggies from our garden, collect eggs, brush horses, etc. or just sit back and relax while watching the antics of the goats, chickens and pot bellied pigs. (UPDATED: April 05, 2012)

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