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

Date Published: July 15, 2021

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 rest of 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’.

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, which features tart cherries, peaches, apricots, blueberries, raspberries, currants, summer squash, and herbs from early to mid-July. Reservations are required to participate in pick-your-own. View availability and book your reservation here. More pick-your-own harvest dates to be released in the coming weeks for nectarines, tomatoes, eggplant, flowers, blackberries, peppers, and pears. 

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 the most delicious blueberries through mid-August, followed by 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!

Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils, Pleasant Valley

There’s nothing more photo friendly than a trip to a vibrant sunflower field! Stay tuned for the 4th Annual Sunflower Picking event at Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils this August. Admission is always free, however, they charge to pick flowers, which is $3.00 each or a buckets worth for $25.00. The farm will stay open for picking until the flowers are no longer pickable. Check back for more information here.

Mead Orchards, Tivoli

Enjoy summertime at this 100-year-old orchard. Their summer season includes a variety of delicious pick-your-own fruits – now featuring blueberries and peaches! Tickets required, so purchase yours here

Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook

A historic family-owned pick-your-own fruit orchard, Rose Hill Farm sits on 114-acres of picturesque farmland. You’ll know you’re getting the highest quality produce knowing that this farm embracing holistic growing practices that focus on plant and soil health. Plan your visit to pick apricots and plums in July, along with blueberries available through late August. And keep an eye on the schedule as peaches arrive in early August! View the full schedule here.

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