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Plan to Pick-Your-Own This Summer at These Dutchess Farms

Date Published: June 6, 2022

From bursting berries and plump peaches, to summer squash and fresh flowers, there is plenty of fresh produce ripe for the picking here in Dutchess County! Enjoy the summer season and plan a pick-your-own experience at one of these local farms.

Please note: Check farm websites directly for updated information on picking schedules. Many fruits and vegetables are only available for a limited time or until they are ‘picked out’.

Barton Orchards, Poughquag

Barton Orchards has been family-run for over 40 years and is known as one of the perfect places to build traditions year and year. Not only can you pick fresh fruit and vegetables, their sunflower field will be open through the weekend of August 22. Plan your visit to pick peaches, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash! And, of course, remember apple season starts at the end of the summer. Then, come back in the fall to select pumpkins straight from the patch.

Man crouches in flower field while woman stands with bouquet
Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction

Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction

This 270-acre farm 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. The summer months feature organic strawberries, blueberries, tart cherries, peaches, apricots, raspberries, currants, summer squash and herbs (check their website for the full schedule.) In addition, the late season brings nectarines, tomatoes, eggplant, flowers, blackberries, peppers, apples and pears. Reservations are required to participate in pick-your-own. View availability and book your reservation here.

In addition, Fishkill Farms is the home of Treasury Cider. Head to their tasting room for orchard-fresh sips, outdoor yoga, live music and more. Plus, they are a stop on our Dutchess Tourism Taste Finder craft beverage passport. With this pass, you get free perks like tastings, tours, gear and more at a variety of breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries and more throughout Dutchess. To learn more about the experience, click here

Rolling hills of a farm in Red Hook
Greig Farm, Red Hook; Photo: @greig_farm

Greig Farm, Red Hook

A third-generation family farm, Greig Farm welcomes the public to venture onto their farm, pick-your-own, and take in views of the Catskill Mountains and beautiful surrounding landscape. Plan your visit to pick fresh asparagus in May, bright red strawberries in June, the most delicious blueberries from July through mid-August and blackberries beginning in early August. Check their website to find out the picking schedule and plan your visit. Make it 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! Plus, the Abandoned Cider outpost is an excellent spot to cool off and enjoy Hudson Valley beverages. (Hint, this stop is also on our Taste Finder craft beverage passport! To purchase your passport, click here.)

Sunflowers in a sunny field
Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils, Pleasant Valley

Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils, Pleasant Valley

There’s nothing more photo friendly than a trip to a vibrant sunflower field! Once August rolls around, this Pleasant Valley farm comes alive with sunflowers. Stock up on delicious products from Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils, ranging from gluten-free sunflower brownie mix and truffle-infused sunflower oil to scrubs and skincare sun sticks. And, pick your own beautiful sunflowers for $3 each or a buckets worth for $25. In addition, stay tuned for live music and other special events. Check back for more information here.

Mead Orchards, Tivoli

Enjoy summertime at this 100-year-old orchard. Their summer season begins in mid-June with sweet cherries, and continues with blueberries and peached. Then, when the earliest signs of autumn arrive head back for pick-your-own apples and pumpkins.

Woman in overalls picks apples off tree while man carries wooden basket of apples
Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook

Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook

A historic family-owned pick-your-own fruit orchard, Rose Hill Farm sits on 114-acres of picturesque farmland. This farm embraces holistic growing practices that focus on plant and soil health, resulting in extremely high-quality produce. Plan your visit to pick several types of strawberries and cherries from early June to early July, followed by apricots, blueberries, peaches and plums in July and August. To view the full schedule, click here.

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