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Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins at These Dutchess Farms

Publish Date: 2020-09-17

Fall is here, so bring on the crisp apples, sweet cider donuts and perfect pumpkins! Farms offer an ideal outdoor activity for friends and family, with pick-your-own, farm fresh food, and activities for the kids. Enjoy the scenic country views and the brilliant colors of fall while roaming local Dutchess orchards and pumpkin patches. Your day at the farm is sure to result in memorable moments!

Dutchess County is committed to providing safe experiences for our visitors. Our farms have adopted new COVID policies, requiring masks and social distancing be followed. For more information about how each individual farm is keeping you safe, visit their website directly.

Barton Orchards is a 175-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm located in Poughquag, that has been in the Barton family for over 40 years. They pride themselves on offering a premier pick-your-own experience, and the perfect place to build traditions year after year. With much to do including a stop by the ice cream stand to try their famous apple cider doughnut sundae, grab a bite to eat in the market and shop their selection of farm fresh produce and specialty goods. Adults can head to the tap room for a selection of local craft beer, wine and cider, with beautiful outdoor seating areas!

Cedar Heights Orchard sits just three miles from the charming Village of Rhinebeck. Plan your visit to pick perfect apples and take in fabulous views in the Hudson Valley at this family owned orchard. With a variety of heirloom trees to pick from, as well as Galas, Cortlands, Jonamacs, Empires, Macouns, Red Delicious and many more.

Dykeman Farm in Pawling is excited to let you know they will definitely be open for the pumpkin picking season this year! This fourth generation farm upholds their impeccable reputation for quality and conscientious service for both locals and visitors alike! Enjoy the pumpkin patch, fresh farm market and friendly hospitality. Please know that due to COVID regulations there will be no dogs allowed this year, with the exception of service dogs that are ADA recognized.


Photo from Fishkill Farms

Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm located in Hopewell Junction, that has been in the Morgenthau family for over 100 years. Their homegrown organic vegetables and eco-certified fruit can be found year-round at the farm store and through their seasonal pick-your-own operation, including apples and pumpkins in the fall. With safety at the forefront this year, Fishkill Farms is operating with a reservation system this year. Make yours here!


Photo from Greig Farm

Greig Farm in Red Hook is a place that has always brought people together, and despite these COVID times, they continue to serve their community and visitors by coming up with creative new ideas to make this season a success! Venture out into the orchards as you take in views of the Catskill Mountains. Both apple and pumpkin picking are available. Check their website to find out the picking schedule. Make your visit a full day affair by staying to visit the adorable pygmy goats, walk the farm trails, eat at the market, and explore the craft market.

Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils in Pleasant Valley may be known for their stunning sunflower fields, but with the blooms done for the season, their getting ready to open their pumpkin patch! Starting October 3rd, pumpkin picking will be open, accompanied with entertainment and and fun merchandise for purchase like sunflower socks!

Mead Orchards is a picturesque, 180-acre fruit orchard and vegetable farm in Tivoli open since 1916, growing 40 varieties of apples, winter squashes, pumpkins, and gourds! Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins occurs on weekends only. You can stock up on pre-picked seasonal fruit, veggies, and more at the weekend farm stand.


Photo from Meadowbrook Farm Market

Meadowbrook Farm in Wappingers Falls is a three-generation family farm and market, makes soft apple cider donuts on premises every day! Let their fresh pressed apple cider quench your thirst. Products include cider, sweet corn, tomatoes, salsa, homemade pies and baked goods, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies. Market open daily. Pick-your-own apples on weekends only!

Rose Hill Farm is a historic family-owned pick your own fruit orchard in Red Hook established in 1798. The farm embraces holistic growing practices that focus on plant and soil health. A variety of apples are available including Honeycrisp, Jonamac and Macintosh both on the orchard as well as prepicked apples at the farmstand.

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