Farm Fresh

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.

• Download the #DutchCraftBev trail map and brochure!

• Watch the Dutchess Craft Beverage Video



Travel Itineraries


Fairgrounds Hosts 2017 NYS Sheep & Wool Family Festival October 21 and 22! The Northeast's thriving sheep industry is showcased and celebrated each year in the family-friendly Sheep & Wool Festival.  And there's more here than sheep, llamas, alpacas, and their... Read More »
Dutchess Farms for Apple & Pumpkin Picking! Autumn has arrived, so get your taste buds ready for maple flavored bacon, pumpkin lattes, apple pie, and butternut squash soup. Farms are the perfect one-day getaway destination with family or friends.... Read More »


Thursday, Oct 19th, 2017 - 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Common Ground Farm Hosts Harvest Gala Read More »
Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am- 1:00 pm - Millbrook Farmers Market Read More »
Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am- 2:00 pm - Hyde Park Farmers Market! Read More »
Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am- 5:00 pm - Boos & Brews Weekend at Barton Orchards Read More »
Saturday, Oct 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am- 5:00 pm - Fall Harvest Festival at Fishkill Farms Read More »





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