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


Top 10 Activities for Every Generation to Enjoy Together Whether it be for a family reunion, or just a fun day out with family, Dutchess County offers so many options for every generation to enjoy together. Check out these ideas for family-friendly activities... Read More »
Get a Taste of New York at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest on September 7th and 8th Taste the bounty of New York at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest! Experience wines, distilled spirits, craft brews, and gourmet specialty foods all in one beautiful location right here at the Dutchess... Read More »
It's That Time - the 174th Dutchess County Fair is Back August 20-25! It’s that time – the Dutchess County Fair returns to the fairgrounds in Rhinebeck for its 174th year! For six straight days, from Tuesday, August 20th through Sunday, August 25th,... Read More »


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