There’s nothing quite like fall in the Hudson Valley, especially when there are so many fun things to do — like apple-picking! Here’s our complete list of farms and orchards where you can find everything from classic Macintosh to the weird (but delicious!) Macoun
Altamont. Pick-your-own apples, strawberries (mid-June to mid-July). Farm market plants, dairy, eggs, jams, jellies, honey, maple syrup, cider, Christmas trees. Bakery, gift shop, greenhouses. Orchard Creek Golf Club (public course) Open Apr.-Nov. 518-861-6515; www.altamontorchards.com
INDIAN LADDER FARMS
342 Altamont Rd. Altamont. 518-765-2956. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pumpkins. Farm Market. Gift shop. Nature trails. Petting zoo. Herb garden. Picnic areas. Yellow Rock Cafe serves brunch, lunch. Closed in winter. Opens in Apr. www.indianladderfarms.com
WEST SHAKER FARM & GREENHOUSES
925 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Albany. 518-869-1922. Spring bedding plants; in the fall, hardy mums, pumpkins, cornstalks. Dec. poinsettias. May-June, Sept.-Oct., Dec.
THE BERRY FARM
Rte. 203, Chatham. 518-392-4609. Pick-Your-Own Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Farm Market Fruits, organic vegetables, fresh meat and seafood. Bakery, greenhouse, gift shop. Open year-round.
DON BAKER FARM LLC
183 County Rte. 14, Hudson. 518-828-9542. Pick-Your-Own Sweet and sour cherries, pears, apples. Cherries usually ripe late June-mid-July; pears, apples late Aug.-Oct. www.donbakerfarm.com
HAWTHORNE VALLEY FARM
327 Rte. 21C, Ghent (Harlemville). 518-672-4465, ext. 106. Organic, biodynamic farm/dairy products. CSA vegetables. Homemade cheese, raw milk, yogurt. Bakery. Natural food store. Tours. Daily, year-round.www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org
Rte. 9H, Claverack. 518-851-6351. Pick-Your-Own Pears, raspberries, plums, 15 varieties of apples. Tomatoes and free-range eggs also available. Picnickers welcome. Daily, Sept.-Oct.
5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook. 518-758-7224. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, sweet and sour cherries, raspberries, blueberries, pears, apples, prune plums, Concord grapes, pumpkins, winter squash, peas, tomatoes, peppers, green and yellow beans. Indian corn, sweet corn, gourds, apple cider, cider doughnuts. June¨COct. www.samascott.com
Rte. 9 north of Maple Lane, Valatie. 518-758-7011. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes. Farm Market. Cider. Mid-Aug.-Oct. (weekends, holidays). Open daily for strawberries in June.
Poughquag. Open weekends. Performances by storyteller Bindlestick Bill; 25 types of apples; pumpkin picking; musical performances; hayrides; petting zoo; unique corn maze; haunted house; children’s playground, The Apple Core Farm Market (Mar. 1-Dec. 24), plants, hanging baskets, vegetables, cider pressed on site. 845-227-2306 or 845-471-2879; Farm opens May 1. www.bartonorchards.com
227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook Open daily. Fall raspberry picking; pumpkin picking; petting zoo, Christmas trees (cut your own and live trees in containers). Farm market. Winery, tastings. Nursery/garden shop. Christmas shop. Tours by appt., picnic area. Apr.-Dec. 845-758-1234; www.greigfarm.com
Salt Point Tpke., Salt Point. 845-266-5042. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins. Pumpkin Fest (with pony rides, hay maze) Sept. 25-Oct. 31. Music festival Memorial Day weekend features zydeco and Cajun music. Farm Market Cider, beef, pork, flowers. Cut-your-own Christmas trees in Dec. Group tours by appt.
JOHN MACKEY FARM
366 Pine Hill Rd., Pleasant Valley. 845-635-2422. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries. Farm Market Raspberries (already picked) in July, Sept.-Oct. Call for appt.
McENROE ORGANIC FARM MARKET
Rtes. 22/44, between Millerton and Amenia. 518-789-4191. Farm Market Raspberries, strawberries, jams, vinegars, baked goods, plants. Compost. NOFA-NY certified organic produce. Organic, non-organic meats. Year-round. www.mcenroeorganicfarm.com
15 Scism Rd., Tivoli. Located off Rte. 9, 4 mi. north of Red Hook. 845-756-5641. Pick-Your-Own Peaches, apples, pumpkins. Farm Stand Peaches, apples, pears, sweet corn, other veggies. Aug.-Oct.: Sat.-Sun., Mon. holidays. www.meadorchards.com
29 Old Myers Corners Rd., Wappingers Falls. 845-297-3002. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Farm Market Cider, jams, homemade horseradish, honey, maple syrup, salsa, salad dressings. Bakery. Year-round.
MONTGOMERY PLACE ORCHARDS
Rtes. 9G & 199, Red Hook. 845-758-6338. Farm Market Raspberries, pears, peaches, grapes, apples. Tours by appt. July 1-late Nov.
Feller-Newmark Rd., Red Hook. 845-758-9355. Pick-Your-Own Cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, apples, pumpkins. Late June-Nov.
63 Robinson Lane, Wappingers Falls. 845-452-6883. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, peas, blueberries, pumpkins. Farm Stand Strawberries, blueberries, sweet corn (July), jams, local honey. June-Aug., late Sept.-Oct.
Rte. 22, Millerton. 518-789-3067. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries. Farm Market Gourds, pumpkins, raspberries, Indian corn, bedding plants, asparagus, perennials, Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers, jams, fresh vegetables. Ice cream shop. May-Dec. 24.
WIGSTEN FARM MARKET
Salt Point Turnpike, Pleasant Valley. 845-635-1570. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins (Sept. 30-Oct. 31), strawberries (May-June by appt. only). Farm Market Strawberries, raspberries, corn, tomatoes, and vegetables; July-Oct. www.wigstenfarm.com
BLACK HORSE FARMS
Rte. 9W, Athens. 518-943-9324. Farm Market/Garden Center/Country Store. Wide variety of produce: cider, eggs, jams, herbs, honey, maple syrup, flowers, Christmas trees. Bakery, gift shop, events. Two large greenhouses at location; 40 elsewhere. Mar.-Dec. www.blackhorsefarms.com
Rte. 32, Catskill. 518-678-9716. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, peas. Farm Market Sweet corn, potatoes and other vegetables; also herbs, cider, eggs, honey, maple syrup. June-Nov.
ACE FARM COUNTRY BARN
County Rte. 105, between Highland Mills & Monroe. 845-783-1381. Pick-Your-Own Blueberries. Farm Market Farm fresh eggs, honey, maple syrup, jellies, jams. Closed Tues. & Sun. Year-round.
82 Four Corners Rd., Warwick. 845-986-1684
Open daily. Wine brewed on the premises; wagon rides; puppet shows; herb and rose gardens; petting zoo. Pick-Your-Own apples, pumpkins. Farm Market flowers, james, jellies, honey, cider, doughnuts, pies. Bakery. Hot food. Orchards. Sept.- Oct., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
C. ROWE & SONS
113 Station Rd., Campbell Hall. 845-427-2254. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, peas, beans. Farm Market Indian corn, sweet corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, cabbages, tomatoes. Produce in season; year-round for everything else.
2290 Albany Post Rd., Walden. 845-778-1432. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins, flowers. Garden center. Greenhouses. In Oct.: petting zoo, Pumpkin Fest (hayrides, haunted house). Christmas on the Farm features Timmy the Talking Tractor. Apr.-Dec. www.hodgsonfarm.com
JONES FARM & COUNTRY STORE
190 Angola Rd., Cornwall. 845-534-4445. Farm Market Salsa, eggs, jams, honey, maple syrup, fudge, cider, fresh fruit in season. Bakery. Gift shop. Clearwater's gift store, art and framing gallery. Farm animals, observation beehive. Year-round.
LAWRENCE FARM ORCHARDS
39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh
Open daily. Pumpkin picking;
“Little Village,” a depiction of an old-fashioned New England farm town; horse-drawn carriage rides; petting zoo. Pick-Your-Own strawberries, lettuce, peas, currants, cherries, gooseberries, apples, grapes, peaches, peppers, cabbage, spinach, pears, pumpkins, sweet and sour cherries. Christmas trees. Farm Market June-July 7, Aug.- Dec.
Off Rte. 94 on Reservoir Rd., Warwick
Call for hours. Glass-enclosed beehive allows visitors to observe the bees at work; petting zoo. Pick-Your-Own apples, pumpkins, strawberries, flowers. Farm Market apples, peaches, plums, pears, nectarines, blackberries, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, homemade ice cream. June- Jan.
OVERLOOK FARM MARKET & COUNTRY STORE
Rte. 9W, Newburgh. 845-562-5780. Eco-conscious farm. Farm Market Apples, blackberries, cherries, plums, raspberries. Homemade soups, herbs, cider, jams, honey, plants, flowers, Christmas trees. Bakery, deli. Petting zoo. Mar.-Jan. Closed Tuesdays.
PENNINGS ORCHARD & FARM MARKET
Rte. 94, Warwick. 845-986-1059. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins. Farm Market. Bakery. Gift shop. Ice cream stand, snack bar, barnyard buddies. Autumn activities. Garden Center. Apr.-Dec. 24. Orchard info: 845-986-7080. www.penningsfarmmarket.com
PIERSON'S EVERGREEN FARM
1448 Rte. 211W, Middletown. 845-386-1882. Seventh-generation farm. Carriage house/gift shop. Greenhouse. Farm Market Pumpkins, raspberries, honey, jams, herbs, plants, eggs, organic and local produce, fall mums. Processed wool yarn. Christmas trees. Tours, hayrides, school groups. Early May-Dec.
SLATE HILL ORCHARDS
Rte. 6, Slate Hill. 845-355-4493. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pumpkins, Concord grapes. Farm Market. Year-round: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
SLEEPY HILLS ORCHARD
Rte. 284, Johnson. 845-726-3797. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Farm Market. Herbs, cider, honey, plants, flowers. May-Dec.
WARWICK VALLEY FARMERS MARKET
South St. parking lot, Warwick. 845-987-9990. Organic and regular produce; bakery, jams and jellies, mushrooms, pesto, plants, flowers, fruits, wines, artisan cheeses, meats, eggs and honey, prepared soups and salsa. All regional vendors. Special events. May 21-Oct. 29, Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
WRIGHT FAMILY FARM
325 Kings Highway, County Rte. 13, Warwick. 845-986-1345. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins. Indian corn, winter squash, pies, muffins, cookies, cider, Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers, vegetables. Hayrides. July-Sept.www.wrightfamilyfarm.com
404 Starr Ridge Rd., Brewster. 845-279-3984. Community Supported Agriculture, Organic farm. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries. Farm Stand Chinese cabbage, sugar snap peas, bok choy, tatsoi, mustard greens, parsnips, leeks, garlic, tomatoes, other vegetables in season. June-Oct. www.ryderfarmcsa.org
230 Guinea Rd., Brewster. 845-277-3521. Farm Market Cider, jams, honey, maple syrup, plants, flowers, apples, peaches, pears, produce, Christmas trees. Bakery. Year-round.
BEST BERRY FARM
1078 Best Rd., E. Greenbush. 518-286-0607. Pick-Your-Own Apples, blueberries, strawberries. Farm Stand Apples, fresh and dried flowers, sweet corn, eggplant, pumpkins, rhubarb, squash, tomatoes. June-Oct.
GEM FARMS BUFFALO TRADING POST GIFT SHOP
1333 Van Hoesen Rd., Castleton. 518-732-7452. Greenhouse herbs, plants, seasonal vegetables. Buffalo meat, hides, bones. Gift shop. Year-round, Fri.-Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appt. www.gemfarmsbuffalo.com
1297 Brookview Station Rd., Castleton. 518-732-7317. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins. Farm Market. Bakery. Corn maze. Apple Festival/Craft Show Oct. 7-8. School tours. Year-round.www.goold.com
Rte. 4, Defreestville. 518-283-4267. Farm Market Herbs, cider, jams, honey, maple syrup, Christmas trees. Garden center. Closed Jan.-Mar.
DR. DAVIES FARM
Rte. 304, off Rte. 9W, Congers. 845-268-7020. Pick-Your-Own Apples (Labor Day-early Nov.) pumpkins (mid-Sept.-Oct. 31). Hayrides, Labor Day¨Cmid-Nov. Farm Stand Apples, corn, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, apple cider. Daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 1-Thanksgiving. www.drdaviesfarm.com
HAND & HOE
241 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge. 845-356-8494, ext. 467. Biodynamic, in-season produce (root-cellar crops, frozen vegetables in winter), baked goods, soups. Caf offers pizza, soup de jour, salad, desserts, ice cream. Gift items from candle shop, weavery, wood and metal shops, Mercury Press, rocks and crystals. Year-round, Fri. 12-5 p.m.
THE ORCHARDS OF CONCKLIN
S. Mountain Rd. & Rte. 45, Pomona. 845-354-0369. Pick-Your-Own Apples, pears, pumpkins (in season). Farm Market. Haunted House. Corn maze. Tractor rides. Closed Jan. 1-Mar. 3.www.theorchardsofconcklin.com
APPLE BIN FARM MARKET
Rte. 9W (810 Broadway), Ulster Park. 845-339-7229. Pick-Your-Own Apples. Farm Market Baked goods, pears, peaches, nectarines, pumpkins, coffees, holiday gift baskets, Christmas trees. Open daily. Closed Jan.
APPLE HILL FARM
32 S., New Paltz
Open daily. More than 10 varieties of apples; pumpkin picking; picnic area; hayrides and fire truck rides on weekends. Farm Stand apple cider, dried and fresh-cut flowers. Gift shop. Christmas trees, wreaths. Hayrides. Aug. 1-Dec. 23, 10 a.m.- 5p.m.
600 Kings Highway, Saugerties. 845-246-7426. Farm Stand Flowers, tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, pumpkins, mums. Apr. 15-Oct. 31.
BURD FARM Rte. 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-2090. Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, pumpkins, herbs, flowers, vegetables. Oct. Haunt ed Hayride.
HURDS FAMILY FARM
Open daily. Four-acre corn maze shaped like a pine tree promotes Christmas tree recycling; pumpkin picking and carving; petting zoo; cornstalk teepee; pony rides; picnic site; farm-made goods.
MR. APPLES LOW SPRAY ORCHARD
Open daily. Minimal spraying is done to ensure a natural flavor.
Reprinted from the Hudson Valley Magazine web