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


21st Annual Dutchess County Agriculture Breakfast Farmers Award "Tractors" to Three Honorees The 21st Annual Agriculture (Ag) Breakfast was held at the Cornell Cooperative Farm & Home Center recently in Millbrook. With 140 people in attendance, it was standing room only.  In addition... Read More »


Wednesday, Apr 26th, 2017 - 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm - Winter Farmers Flea Market @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center! Read More »
Sunday, Apr 30th, 2017 - 7:00 am- 2:00 pm - Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley Read More »
Sunday, Apr 30th, 2017 - 10:00 am- 2:00 pm - Beacon Farmers Market - Winter Read More »
Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm - Cunneen-Hackett 11th Annual Magnolia Party and Jazz Concert Read More »
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 - 9:00 am- 2:00 pm - Open Farm and Plant Sale at Poughkeepsie Farm Project Read More »





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