Farm Fresh

Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Foods & Markets

Upstate New York Farm Fresh Experience

Take any road through Dutchess County, head in any direction, and eventually, you'll pass a farm. More likely, several. Agriculture is a driving economic force in the Hudson Valley, and a way of life. To get the complete Hudson Valley Farm Fresh experience, avail yourself of the many opportunities to enjoy its bounty.

Many family-owned farms welcome you to pick-your-own produce, make purchases from their farm stands, or join them during family-oriented festivals. Vineyards will invite you to taste their vintages from local grapes, and perhaps stay for a picnic or concert.

For broader exposure to Hudson Valley's homegrown, farm fresh artisanal products, visit a farmers market - a one-stop-shopping opportunity. Several towns in Dutchess County host these weekly, and sometimes year round. Or, try a specialty food shop, where you can pack your picnic basket with fresh cheeses, breads, and other locally-crafted delicacies.

If farm-to-table eating is your passion, and you ardently support the Slow Food movement, you'll appreciate a day immersed in Dutchess County's culinary Hudson Valley culture. Do it on your own with our suggested self-guided itineraries, or join a like-minded group on our scheduled Farm Fresh tours.

Farm Fresh Guide and Coloring Book

Dutchess County Tourism is pleased to present a Farm Fresh Guide for adults and Farm Fresh themed coloring book for kids, designed by local artist Tilly Strauss.

Farm Fresh Guide
Farm Fresh Guide PDF
Farm Fresh Coloring Book
Activity & Coloring Book (Flash)
Activity & Coloring Book PDF