Fishkill Farms
Fishkill Farms
Fishkill Farms
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An Ecological Pick Your Own Orchard. 

Fishkill Farms is an apple orchard and diversified fruit and vegetable farm in the town of East Fishkill, New York. In addition to 40 acres of apples, we grow peaches, nectarines, black currants, cherries, and pumpkins, all of which are available in season for pick-your-own. We also have 20 acres of diverse vegetable plantings, several berry patches, three greenhouses, and pasture-raised hens. Our goal as a farm is to produce fresh, healthy and sustainably grown food for local customers. We are committed to good stewardship of the land — we want it to nurture us for generations to come. Our vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and we use "IPM" or Integrated Pest Management to help us minimize chemical inputs in our orchard.

Visitors to the farm can pick their own fruit and buy our vegetables and other local foods at our farm market. Those who can't make it to the farm can find our produce at several farmer's markets, locally and in New York City.

Farm Store Hours:

Open 9am-6pm, 7 days a week.

Directions to the Farm

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY 12533 (845) 897-4377 or email us at contact us.



Visit Us On the Farm


Pick Your Own Availability 10/27

Fishkill Farms is open from 9am-6pm. Orchard Entrance Closes at 5pm.


Due to spring frosts, our apple crop has been reduced. All ripe apples are picked out.



Greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Callaloo)
Bok Choi

Harvest Festival 10/29

We have hayrides running all day, live music from 12pm-4pm by Stepping STONE, a kids hay maze, fresh-pressed cider, donuts, homemade pies, decorative heirloom squash and pumpkins, and lots more fun on the farm today!

Admission is $5 per person (kids 12 & under are free!)

Free Weekday Admission

Weekdays are free! We are all picked out of fruit on the trees, so we will no longer be charging admission Monday through Fridays. We still have plenty of pumpkins to pick out in the patch, and dozens of apple varieties to choose from in our farm store.


Pick Your Own Availability 10/26

Fishkill Farms is open from 9am-6pm. Orchard Entrance Closes at 5pm.


Due to spring frosts, our apple crop has been reduced. All ripe apples are picked out.

The pumpkin patch will be closed on Wednesday, October 26th. We have pumpkins available up by the farm store for purchase. The patch will reopen on Thursday, October 27th.


Greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Callaloo)
Summer Flowers

Harvest Festival 10/29

We have hayrides running all day, live music from 12pm-4pm by Stepping STONE, a kids hay maze, fresh-pressed cider, donuts, homemade pies, decorative heirloom squash and pumpkins, and lots more fun on the farm today!

Admission is $5 per person (kids 12 & under are free!)

Crop Update-10/09 &10/10

Our apple crop was very limited due to spring freezes, and after a busy day of picking, we are nearly picked out of most varieties. We still have plenty of Golden Delicious and Rome on the trees, plus dozens of other varieties in bins throughout the orchard and at our farm store. Our pumpkin crop is great, and there are plenty of small, medium and large pumpkins in the patch.

Fishkill Farms is open from 9am-6pm, rain or shine.

The orchard entrance gate closes at 5pm.

A Long Weekend of Fun on the Farm!

Columbus Day weekend is peak apple and pumpkin season and our busiest time of the year! We've got three Fall Harvest Festival days lined up (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) with a bonus day on Yom Kippur, Wednesday, October 12th. All four days will be filled with wagonrides, delicious barbecue from the Fishkill Farms grill, live music, and hard cider tastings in our new Treasury cider garden. We recommend arriving at the farm early (9:00 am) to avoid the long lines that are typical in peak season. Or, if you're looking for a quieter experience, come on a weekday. We're open for picking 7 days a week! This year's crop is lighter than usual due to spring frosts, so the varieties we have available for picking can change by the minute. It's always best to call ahead or check our facebook page for up to date info.


Pick-Your-Own Availability 10/15/16

Fishkill Farms is open from 9am-6pm, rain or shine


Golden Delicious
Esopus Spitzenburg
Calville Blanc



Greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Callaloo)
Husk Cherries
Summer Flowers

Orchard Fruit Available in the Farm Store

Asian Pears
Chestnut Crabapples
Early Gold Apples
Gala Apples
Honeycrisp Apples
McIntosh Apples
Ginger Gold Apples
Organic Pixie Crunch Apples
Organic Sweet Sixteen Apples

Fall Harvest Festival Weekend #4

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest Festival Weekend #4

October 1st & 2nd

Apple Season is in full swing!

T'is the season of great apple picking, pumpkin picking, wagon rides, donuts, live music, hard cider tasting, the Fishkill Farms grill and lots more family fun.

While you're here, say hi to our bunnies, chickens and two rams named Fordham and Oreo. Our fabulous farm-store will also be open, selling our fresh-picked produce and pasture-raised eggs, local and organic produce, heirloom and decorative pumpkins, corn stalks, locally-produced milk, meat, delicious pies, ice cream, locally crafted wines, beers, spirits and other fantastic products.

Harvest your own organically grown vegetables from our garden, including tomatoes, peppers, kale, chard, callaloo, collards, and more!

Orchard Produce for Pick-You-Own*

Mutsu Apples
Jonagold Apples Apples
Golden Delicious
Spartan Apples
Macoun Apples
Honeycrisp (limited)



*Apple variety availability is subject to change

Live Music
Saturday: Partly Cloudy 12pm-4pm
Sunday: The Get It 12pm-4pm

Treasury Cider Garden
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-6pm
Introducing Treasury Cider, our own brand of hard apple cider made solely from our apples. Our new tasting tent is featuring three of our four bottlings-our Semi-Dry and Dry-available for tastings, glasses, and bottles as well as our Dry Still available by the bottle.
Your admission ticket grants you a free sample!

Admission: $5 per person (kids 12 & under free)

Season Pass: $10 per person (grants one person unlimited access to pick-your-own for the 2016 season

Our farm is pet-friendly! Dogs are welcome on the property and in the orchard as long as they are kept on a leash and are picked up after. Dogs are not allowed in the pumpkin patch, vegetables gardens or the farm store.

Pick-Your-Own Availability 9/15/16

Fishkill Farms is open from 9am-6pm


Cortland Apples
Fuji Apples
Gala Apples



Red/ Paste Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Callaloo)
Sweet Peppers
Jimmy Nardello Peppers
Hot Peppers
Husk Cherries
String Beans
Runner Beans
Summer Flowers

Orchard Fruit Available in the Farm Store

Asian Pears
Chestnut Crabapples
Early Gold Apples
Gala Apples
Ginger Gold Apples
Scarlet Surprise Apples
Sweet Sixteen Apples

Labor Day Picnic & Bonfire Country Jam: Saturday 2pm-9:30pm

This Saturday is our Labor Day Picnic & Bonfire Country Jam!

Pre-purchase tickets at a discounted price here

The event kicks off at 2pm with local favorites, The Big Takeover jammin' out on the hillside all day long.

We are opening our Honeycrisp apples for the first time for pick-your-own! Our delicious Galas and Jonamacs will be open until 5pm or while supplies last.

Hayrides will be running all day long into the evening hours to catch a glimpse of the orchard in the glow of sunset.

Complimentary kids crafts, face painting, and lawn games will all be set up outside until 6pm for some end of summer fun.

Country line dancing instruction begins at 6pm, so dust off those boots and come ready to dance! Previous experience is not required, it's fun for the whole family.

When the sun begins to dip, we will light our bonfire and set out materials for s'mores to be crafted as you enjoy the fresh farm air and the tail end of summer.

Our grill will be serving our signature Jamaican Jerk Chicken, sausage and peppers ribs, grass-fed burgers, veggie burgers, grilled corn and hotdogs.

We'll also be serving up locally brewed beer as well as a selection of New York State wines and beer our cash/credit bar opening at 4pm.

Admission: $8 pre-sale | $10 walk-in (children 12 & under are free)

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Pick-Your-Own Availability

Sunday, August 28th


As of this afternoon, the first of our Gala and Ginger Gold Apples have been picked out. We will be opening more blocks once they have more time to ripen.

Blueberries are available in limited quantities.


Now is the time to snatch up the last of summer vegetables such as zucchini and eggplants. The garden is still filled with kale, chard, collards, callaloo, sweet peppers, hot peppers, okra, herbs and flowers!

We have lots of red/paste, heirloom and cherry tomatoes ripe and ready. Discounts are available for quantities of 30lbs or more!

Farm To Table Dinner-Saturday, August 27th


Saturday, August 27th 6:00pm-9:30pm
Check-in begins at 5:30pm, Appetizers will be served at 6:00pm


Chef John Lekic and the Farmers & Chefs mobile restaurant will be preparing an exquisite 3-course meal with ingredients straight from the farm such as our flavorful greens, heirloom tomatoes, juicy melons and rich pasture raised eggs.
Dinner will be served on our west hill, overlooking the orchard with a stunning view of the Catskill Mountain Range in the distance.

Locally produced wine, beer and hard cider will available for purchase.

Live music will be provided by Maria B. Hickey who will be performing standards, jazz, and contemporary ballads.

To view a full menu, please click here.  

Gala Apples Open this Weekend -8/27/16


Gala Apples and Ginger Gold Apples are available for picking!
Please note that neither cars nor pedestrian traffic are allowed into the orchard at this time. Hayrides will take those who would like to pick apples in and out of the orchard. This is included in pick-your-own admission. Apples are priced by the pound.
Blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are also available in limited quantities.


Red/Paste Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, string beans, kale (Green Curly, Lacinato and Red Russian), callaloo, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, summer squash, husk cherries (ground cherries) and herbs.

Bulk Tomato Discounts
Save 25% or more on tomatoes when you purchase at least 30 pounds of heirloom or red/paste tomatoes.

Beautiful vibrant mixes of summer flowers.

We have local peaches and corn available in the farm store. It is best to call the farm store to check on fruit availability on the day of your visit.

The farm store is open from 9am-6pm.

Tomato Palooza & Summer Fest


Join us on Saturday, August 20th to celebrate the full swing of summer harvest with at our Tomato Palooza festival from 10am-4pm featuring our heirloom, cherry and red tomatoes as well as our delicious watermelons, cantaloupes and summer flowers.

Live Music
Eric Hill will be performing from 12pm-4pm with his rock band to deliver groovy tunes filled with heart and soul.

Tomato & Melon Tasting
We'll be sampling dozens of different varieties of tomatoes and melons up by the farm store so you may decide which varieties you'd like to pick.

Flower Workshop
Learn to make flower bouquets for drying, flower crowns or flower arrangements with your pick-your-own flowers.
This workshop is fun for the whole family!

Food & Activities
Hayrides will be up and running and the Fishkill Farms Grill will be cooking up some great barbecue and tomato themed dishes. Our cornhole games will be set up along the hillside and our volleyball net will be up and ready.

The first apples of the season, Ginger Golds, will be opening up for the weekend! Blackberries, melons, tomatoes, flowers and lots of amazing vegetables will be available as well.

Admission: $8 per person | Ages 12 & under are free

Apples and Tomatoes Are Here!


Available for Pick-Your-Own August 16th


Red/Paste Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, string beans, kale (Green Curly, Lacinato and Red Russian), callaloo, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, summer squash, husk cherries (ground cherries) and herbs.

Bulk Tomato Discounts
Save 25% or more on tomatoes when you purchase at least 30 pounds of heirloom or red/paste tomatoes.

Beautiful vibrant mixes of summer flowers.

We have local peaches and corn available in the farm store. It is best to call the farm store to check on fruit availability on the day of your visit.

The farm store is open from 9am-6pm.



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Join us Saturday, September 3rd for an evening of sunset hayrides and outdoor country line dancing with instruction from Alan Kohn and his Cowboy Beat dance team. We've got a tent up over our dance floor so the party can continue, rain or shine!

Blackberries will become available for picking especially for this event, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. They are ripe, delicious and organically grown. We will also have beautiful summer flowers and delicious organically grown vegetables ready for harvesting.

Chef Rohan will be cooking up his signature Jamaican Jerk Chicken alongside grass-fed burgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and delicious grilled corn. A cash/card bar will be up and running, serving locally brewed beer as well as a selection of local wines and ciders.

After the sun sets over our beautiful orchard hillside we'll light a bonfire and roast marshmallows for S'mores under the stars. Bring a blanket or chairs to lay out under the night sky.

Our volleyball net is always up and the cornhole games will be out for some good old fashioned lawn game fun.

$8 online | $10 at the door

Kids 12 & under are FREE

Yoga On The Farm


Enjoy the fresh farm air every Saturday morning for an hour-long, all-level yoga session with our very own CSA member and certified Yoga instructor, Maureen Benedict.

Please check-in at the farm store before class. Class begins promptly at 10:30am. It is helpful to arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and set up.

$16 for walk-ins | $70 for a 5-class card | $140 for a 10-class card.

*We will not hold class if it is raining. Please listen for cancellations or call the farm store to check on class status.

Independence Day Picnic Dinner & Cherry Picking


Come out for an evening of good food, music and cherry picking this Saturday, July 2nd from 4pm-8:30pm.

We will have more tickets available at the door. First come, first serve.

We'll be keeping the farm open specially into the evening hours, inviting guests to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs, spread out on our grassy fields in the evening light, and enjoy a delicious dinner with local wine and beer. The picnic will be on our west hill, with stunning views of our orchards, the Catskill Mountains and the sunset beyond.

One of our favorite local bands- Stax of Soul- will play from 4pm-8:30pm, a tribute to Stax Record Artists Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, Sam and Dave and Eddie Floyd. Their spot-on rendition of Southern and Memphis soul and blues is by turns soul-stirring, funky, and danceable.

We've got one more special treat: we'll be opening up our limited supply of sun-sweet cherries for picking especially for this event (a winter freeze greatly reduced the local crop, so it might be the only opportunity to pick cherries all season long!)

Available for Pick-Your-Own*

Sugar Snap Peas- You won't believe the flavor in one of these babies; crunchy, juicy and sugar-sweet. Slice and toss to elevate any salad or lightly roast for instant perfection.

Blueberries- Just opened! Sweet, delicious and abundant. Get em' while you can.

Raspberries- Sun-ripened and bursting with flavor.

Black Currants- Uniquely flavored berry that's perfumed, funky and tart when eaten raw, but comes into its own when transformed into a jam, sauce, tart or pies (apples & black currants are a winning combo).

Kale- Choose between Lacinato (Dinosaur) or Curly Kale to add to your plate this summer.

Summer Squash-Harvest from a vibrant selection of summer squash of all shapes, sizes and colors.

The above crops are organically grown- NO synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
Be sure to check our facebook page (or call us) for up-to-date crop availability.


*while supplies last

Vegetable Pick-Your-Own Garden is Now Open


The vegetable pick-your-own garden is officially open!

Come by the farm to pick deliciously sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas, a delectable summer treat. There are also beautiful leaves of kale ready to be harvested.

Pick-your-own is available from 9am-5pm while supplies last.

We suggest calling the farm store to check on produce availability.

Strawberry Jammin' Today

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Our supply is running low and we'll be picked out soon. It is still a beautiful day to come to the farm and jam with The Big Takeover from 12:30-4pm. We'll keep the hayrides running, kids crafts will still take place in the barn and the grill will be serving up our house recipe Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Admission: $5 (12 & under is free)

Upcoming Events

Strawberry Picking will be CLOSED on Saturday, June 11th.
Strawberry Jammin' Festival- Sunday, June 12th | 10am-4pm
Founder's Day Celebration-Saturday, June 18th | 11am-5pm
Farm to Table Dinner- Saturday, June 18th | 5:30pm-9pm

Strawberry Jammin' Festival- Sunday, June 12th


Our strawberries are red and juicy which means it's time for our annual Strawberry Jammin' Festival on Sunday, June 12th. Local reggae favorites, The Big Takeover will be jammin' out on the lawn from 12:30-4:00pm.

Both of our strawberry patches filled with delicious organically grown strawberries will be open for picking all day long.

We'll have hayrides running for the duration of the event making stops at the nature trail where we'll have a puzzle and scavenger hunt for kids. Kids crafts will take place in the barn and we'll have our cornhole games out on the lawn.

The Fishkill Farms grill will be serving up some great barbecue including our house Jamaican jerk chicken meals, grass-fed burgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs.

Admission: $5 (children 12 & under are free)

There's still time to join the CSA!

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A small snapshot of the bounty received in a Fishkill Farms CSA share.

Share the rewards of a wonderful growing season with us by signing up to receive
25 weeks of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and more!

CSA's are the perfect way to eat seasonal produce while supporting your local farm. Through our CSA program you will enjoy the freshest, highest--quality fruits and vegetables-grown and harvested with care from our farm to you.

All of our berries, vegetables and some apple varieties are grown organically--free of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Any apples that are not grown organically are certified "Eco Apple" by Red Tomato, grown with a low-spray, environmentally friendly approach.

CSA member perks:
  • 5% off any item in the farm store
  • 10% off all Fishkill Farms' products
  • 20% off pick-your-own items here on the farm

  • The first pickup days are Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th.

    Download an application and read our brochure for more information!

    Strawberries are here!


    The wait is over, our organically grown strawberries are ripe and ready for picking! We will be open for strawberry picking starting Saturday, June 4th.

    In preparation for our Strawberry Jammin' Festival on June 12th, both strawberry patches will be closed on Saturday, June 11th.

    Founder's Day Festival Rescheduled to June 18

    Due to impending thunderstorms for both May 29th and June 5th, we are moving our Founder's Day Festival to Saturday, June 18th. If you have purchased tickets they will still be valid for June 18th and if you can no longer attend, we will provide a full refund.

    The good news is that we're still holding free food and drink tastings, and a pig roast this Sunday (as we've already begun prepping the pig) indoors in our farm store, and will not be charging admission. Free food samples will be provided by local vendors from the Hudson Valley.

    Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at the farm soon!

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    Founder's Day Celebration Sunday, May 29th

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    Founder's Day Celebration at Fishkill Farms
    Sunday May 29th, 2016 | 11am-5pm


    A Long and Storied History
    Join us to celebrate our founder, Henry Morgenthau Jr.'s 125th birthday. FDR's advisor and wartime Secretary of the Treasury, Henry was a farmer long before he was a statesman.
    We're excited to share Fishkill Farms' long and storied history with you. Come for tastings of local food and beverages, great music, horse-drawn haywagon rides, and games the whole family can enjoy.
    The festival will revolve around an exhibition of never-before-seen historic memorabilia. This includes original war bonds posters, playful letters between FDR and Morgenthau who mercilessly teased each other, and stunning photographs owned by the Morgenthau family and the FDR Library Archives.
    Perhaps best of all, we're screening exclusive home videos shot between 1933 and 1942, of a crucial wartime meeting between Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Fishkill Farms' Founder Henry Morgenthau Jr. that took place at Fishkill Farms.

    Swingin' Music
    Like any good birthday party, we'll have lots of music, food and drinks! Swingin' jazz combo band by Seth Kessel and the Two Cent Band will be performing from 12pm-4pm.

    Complimentary Hudson Valley Tastings
    Enjoy complimentary tastings of wine, spirits, cheeses and other artisan products hand-crafted by local producers in the Hudson Valley.

    Pig Roast and other Delicious Food
    We're roasting a whole locally-raised pig, so get hungry and be prepared for crackling, juicy pork, and we'll also have our house jerk chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and corn.

    Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
    These unique, old-fashioned trips with real draft horses will be given around the orchard for the duration event.

    Fun for Kids
    Kid's crafts and workshop in the barn and our new cornhole games out on the lawn will be fun for the whole family.

    Ticket & Rain Date Info
    We're expecting a great turnout for this historic, fun-filled day. Avoid lines, guarantee your spot, and save money by purchasing tickets online here.

    Apple Blossom Festival & Mother's Day Picnic

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    Celebrate the arrival of Spring (and Mother's Day!) with Mom and the whole family at our Annual Apple Blossom Festival on Saturday, May 7th, from 10am-4pm. We'll have live music, apple blossom hayrides, lawn games, crafts, a scavenger hunt with prizes for kids, and very special Mother's Day Picnic baskets.
    Give Mom the perfect afternoon of a relaxing picnic on the farm. Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass and enjoy the sweet smells of spring with one of our carefully selected picnic baskets filled with local goodies. Pre-order your picnic basket on now!
    There will be lots of fun for the whole family! Local favorites the SteppingSTONE band will be playing their upbeat mix of original rock, bluegrass and folk from 12pm-4pm. We'll have hayrides running all day through our blooming orchards. Kids can hop off and participate in our nature trail scavenger hunt to win some special prizes, then participate in an apple blossom painting craft and a seeding workshop. All materials will be supplied and participants will have beautiful artwork and a brand new pea plant to take home.
    The grill will be open, cooking up grass-fed burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. We'll also have fresh donuts, pies and more delicious treats available at the farm store.

    Admission: $5 per person* collected at the door. Please RSVP on Eventbrite for faster entry and shorter lines!
    *The purchase of a basket will include one free admission ticket to the event.

    Summer 2016 CSA Sign-up!

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    We are accepting applications for our 2016 summer CSA!

    Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a unique way for customers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community. Members of a CSA make an upfront payment to support the farm and in return, reap a weekly supply of fruits and vegetables as they share in the risks and rewards of the growing season. Tomorrow is National CSA Day, so now is a great time to sign up for Fishkill Farms' CSA.

    Throughout the 25 weeks of the Fishkill Farms CSA, members will receive a variety of organically grown vegetables and berries, as well as a wide assortment of apples, pears and peaches from our orchard. Each week's share will vary, encouraging members to cook creatively with new ingredients.

    Members can also select from a variety of add-ons, including a regular supply of eggs from our happy hens, milk from Hudson Valley Fresh, cheese from Sprout Creek Farm, grass-fed organic meat from McEnroe Farms, and even freshly baked bread from Beacon Bread Company.

    We have two pickup locations: Park Slope, Brooklyn, and at our farm store in East Fishkill, NY. Members who pick up at the farm will have the added bonus of harvesting an additional portion of fruits and veggies themselves.

    Applying is easy! Download our CSA Brochure and Application here, then send in payment with your application to the farm. Space is limited, so don't wait to apply.

    Easter Egg-Stravaganza - Egg Hunt Tickets are SOLD OUT


    Join us on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at Fishkill Farms for our Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt & Easter Celebration. We have added a lot of fun, new activities to shorten lines and leave more time for family fun! The grill will be open and we'll be cooking up grass-fed burgers and hot dogs plus serving plenty of cider, hot chocolate, and fresh cider donuts, too! Advance registration for any individuals participating in the egg hunt is required, though General Admission and Egg Hunt ticket payment will be collected at the farm ticket-booth. See below for details.

    Easter Celebration Activities General Admission $5 Per Person (all ages)
    Egg Hunt Admission + General Admission $10 (Ages 3-12)

    Hayride See the pre-spring farm with pruned trees and fallow fields ready to spring to life.

    Nature Knowledge Trail- For a cause Take a scenic hayride through the farm and stop for a nature walk filled with fun facts about the farm and surrounding lands. Follow the facts along the trail and track your progress with different stamps collected along the way. Collect all of the stamps and be entered to win a grand prize of a $50 gift card to the Fishkill Farms farm store and a donation of a goat to a family in Africa through Heifer International. The donation will be made in the winner's name, who will receive an honor card commemorating their valuable contribution. This is an activity for the whole family so bring your binoculars to spot wildlife along the way.

    Easter Bunny Visit with the Easter Bunny at the "Rabbit Hole". Be sure to bring your cameras to capture memorable moments of your family with the Easter Bunny. Hot Chocolate and Hot Cider will be available down in the Rabbit Hole as well.

    Spring Seeding Workshop Join us in the barn for a Spring Seeding Workshop. We'll be planting sunflower seeds and decorating planter markers. We will also have face painting available for added easter fun!


    Orchard Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Tickets are SOLD OUT

    Hunt for Eggs hidden amongst the apple trees in the orchard!
    Each participant in the egg hunt will receive a ticket and an egg carton to collect 12 eggs. Hand in a carton of Easter eggs to receive a goodie bag filled with organic candy and fun easter prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for golden eggs. Turn them in for an extra special prize!
    We will take all egg hunters and their families down to the orchard on a hayride. We've designed the egg hunt so that you can enjoy it at your own pace and to ensure that each egg hunter will have the opportunity to find 12 eggs.
    Reservations must be made ahead of time on to guarantee participation in the egg hunt. Please be prepared to present your reservation confirmation at the ticket booth on March 26th. Payment and admission due at the time of the event.
    Click here to register your children for the egg hunt!

    Summer 2016 CSA Sign-up

    Happy National CSA Day! We're now accepting applications for our 2016 summer CSA!
    Read on to learn more about our CSA.

    Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a unique way for customers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community. Members of a CSA make an upfront payment to support the farm and in return, reap a weekly supply of fruits and vegetables as they share in the risks and rewards of the growing season. Tomorrow is National CSA Day, so now is a great time to sign up for Fishkill Farms' CSA.

    Throughout the 25 weeks of the Fishkill Farms CSA, members will receive a variety of organically grown vegetables and berries, as well as a wide assortment of apples, pears and peaches from our orchard. Each week's share will vary, encouraging members to cook creatively with new ingredients.

    Members can also select from a variety of add-ons, including a regular supply of eggs from our happy hens, milk from Hudson Valley Fresh, cheese from Sprout Creek Farm, grass-fed organic meat from McEnroe Farms, and even freshly baked bread from Beacon Bread Company.

    We have two pickup locations: Park Slope, Brooklyn, and at our farm store in East Fishkill, NY. Members who pick up at the farm will have the added bonus of harvesting an additional portion of fruits and veggies themselves.

    Applying is easy! Download our CSA Brochure and Application here, then send in payment with your application to the farm. Space is limited, so don't wait to apply.

    Fishkill Farms Local Wine, Cheese and Apple Tasting Event

    TASTING-2 Join us at Fishkill Farms for an afternoon tasting of delicious, FREE local snacks and drinks! We will be sampling our own crispy, crunchy apple varieties, homemade jams and preserves and some of the best all-natural products made in the Hudson Valley.

    Joining us to sample their products will be:
    Clinton Vineyards- Seyval Naturel sparkling wine as well as some other vineyard favorites.

    Sprout Creek Farm - A variety of their award-winning pasture-raised, grass-fed cow and goat's milk cheese.

    ChocAlive! - Organic, vegan chocolate truffles and chocolate spread.

    Micosta Enterprises- All-natural fruit syrups and juices made with local fruit.

    The event will be held at the Fishkill Farms Farm Store on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 12pm to 3pm.

    Holiday Events at the Farm!

    Don't miss our Wreath Decorating and Kid's Craft Workshops, on Saturday, Dec. 12. Each participant will receive a wreath to decorate, and choose from an assortment of foraged natural items to adorn your wreath or you can bring your own decorations. Materials will include bows, dried fruits and pods, pinecones, and berries.
    For our Kid's craft ornament-making workshop, we'll provide the materials and instructions for kids to create three fun Christmas ornaments. Wreath-making and kid's crafts run concurrently, and your family can choose to participate in wreath-making, ornament-making or both.

    Space is Limited. Preregister now to reserve space and save on cost of entry:
    Kids Crafts $10/child with preregistration ($12 at door)
    Includes craft materials for three homemade ornaments
    Wreathmaking $28/person with preregistration ($32 at door)
    Includes wreath and selection of decorative materials (may be upgraded to 18" wreath for $10)

    The following week, bring your little ones- pets included- to see Santa on the Farm, and snap a photo with him on our tractor (his second favorite vehicle). We'll also be sampling a variety of wines and cheeses, and have some wonderful gift baskets brimming with locally-made artisan treats. It will be the perfect time to do some last minute holiday shopping for your favorite foodie!

    Gift Baskets, Christmas Trees, and More!

    This season, we handpicked treats from our favorite local producers to fill out a wonderful line-up of gift baskets. No matter your tastes, we have the perfect basket for you, from breakfast and dessert to apple-themed or gluten-free baskets. Check out the selection below and call to reserve one.
    We're also taking preorders for pies and, for those of you who aren't turkeyed out, pasture-raised turkeys for your holiday feast!

    Christmas Trees Too!

    We just go these beautiful balsam firs in and they look (and smell) amazing!

    Fishkill Farms Winter CSA - Sign Up Now Open


    Eat local all winter long by joining our winter CSA! CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture" and is a way for customers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from the farmer in their community.

    Shareholders in our Winter CSA should expect to receive a diverse array of produce grown here at Fishkill Farms well into the winter months such as: apples, squash, carrots, onions, potatoes, greens, an array of frozen fruits and vegetables (a time machine back to summer), plus cider, jarred goods, and more!

    Example Winter Share 2014-15

    A weekly share of produce from our Winter CSA program.

    The Winter CSA runs for 16 weeks, starting December 5th and ending March 26th. Your share will be available for pickup at our Farm Store in Hopewell Junction on Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Space is limited so be sure to sign up soon! Or visit our CSA Page on our website for more info.

    Turkeys, Pies and Cranberries for Thanksgiving~Preorder Online

    We're starting to take preorders for Thanksgiving turkeys, homemade pies, and even local cranberries! The turkeys were raised the right way (on pasture, free to eat grass and insects and live a natural life) by farmers we know and trust.

    Ben & Jeanette Shaw in Greenwich, NY

    Pasture-Raised Turkeys from Garden of Spices Farm,
    Raised by Ben & Jeanette Shaw in Greenwich, NY

    The pies are made with fresh ingredients, from our own fruit where applicable, and with a real butter crust!


    And cranberries grown by our friend Will McAffrey at his family farm, Spring Rain Farm in East Taunton, Massachusetts. Click here to preorder pasture raised turkeys, pies or cranberries for your Thanksgiving celebration.

    30 Days 30 Apples

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    "Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits." ~Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

    We'll be celebrating the noble apple all month long here at Fishkill Farms, and showcasing the diversity of varieties we grow with three very special tasting events. At them, we'll sample over 30 unique varieties of apples from modern to heirloom, serve boozy apple cider cocktails, and be joined by some of our favorite apple spirits and hard cider producers who'll sample their goods. The tastings will culminate with our annual pig roast on Saturday the 21st.

    Many folks never look beyond the six or seven varieties available in the supermarket, but in fact, there are over 7,500 types of apples grown throughout the world. Over the past few years, we've planted 60 of our favorite kinds here at Fishkill Farms. And for the first time this year, they've given us a bumper crop of unique varieties. We'll be celebrating the successful harvest all month with the following tastings:

    Saturdays in November. Free Admission & Cider Cocktails at all tastings!

    Nov. 7th 2-5pm: Apples & Pears from Around the World
    From England's Ashmead's Kernel to Japan's Shizuka and New Zealand's Gala, sample 18 different varieties of apples and pears from around the world.
    Special Guest: Orchard Hill Cider Mill
    Honey Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails

    Nov. 14th 2-5pm: Apples of New York and America
    Apples are the quintessential American fruit, and many of the best apple varieties grown today originated in New York and other regions in the Northeast. We'll taste the oldest American variety, the Roxbury Russet, along with Esopus Spitzenberg (Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple) and new classics like the Honeycrisp from Minnesota.
    Special Guest: Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
    Cider Sangria Cocktails

    Nov. 21st 12-5pm: Annual Pig Roast, Organic & Hard Cider Apples 12-3pm Pig Roast, 2-5pm Apple Tasting
    We'll sample some of the newest and oldest apple varieties, from new disease-resistant apples suited to organic production (and grown organically here) such as Crimson Crisp, Pixie Crunch and Goldrush, to the oldest American apple, the Roxbury Russet.

    Special Guest: Andy Brennan, Aaron Burr Cidery
    Hot Mulled Cider

    All fruit sampled will be homegrown, and either minimally treated or grown entirely organically.

    Last Weekend for Apple Picking!

    With the days growing shorter and colder, it means we're nearing the end of apple season. But not to worry! There are still plenty of apples! Empire, Jonagold, Rome, Golden Delicious and Red Delicious will all be available for picking. And to celebrate the end of the season, we'll have free admission and hayrides through the orchard.

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    Pink Lady apples ripe and ready for the picking.

    Introducing ... The Pink Lady!

    We'll also be opening a latecomer variety for the first time ever this weekend--Pink Lady. Many of our customers eyed these beauties on young trees tucked away between the Jonagold and Red Delicious apples. These apples are at their peak in early November and have a crunchy texture with a tart taste and a sweet finish perfect for fresh eating. Their white flesh is juicy and crisp. Great for cooking, apple pie, juicing and apple butter.

    Join Us for Some Halloween Spirits!

    On Saturday join us for a frightfully delightful Halloween celebration with some spirits, but not the spooky kind. :)

    We'll be hosting a Local Spirits Tasting from 2pm - 4pm at the Farm Store. Sample select spirits from Hillrock Distillery and the Black Dirt Distillery crafted right here in the Hudson Valley (while booze supplies last).


    Pick the Perfect Pumpkin, Get One Free!

    If you haven't gotten a great carving pumpkin yet, we still have some darn-near perfect ones in the patch for picking Saturday! And here's a BOGO! Buy one pumpkin and you'll get a pumpkin of equal or smaller size free.

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    Fall Foliage and The Perfect Fall Weekend for Apple & Pumpkin Picking

    The leaves have turned, and beautiful fall weather is in the forecast for the week; perfect for fruit-picking and a cup of hot cider on the farm. Join us for our last Fall Harvest Festival weekend when we'll be picking eco-certified Empire, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Cortland and our organically-grown Idared and Goldrush apples.


      And one of the best parts of fall--pumpkin picking! Find your perfect carving pumpkin in our pumpkin patch, and check out the gourds and fancy pumpkins at our farm store.

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    We've also got some other great entertainment lined up for this weekend: Annie and the Attaboys will be playing a blend of rock, funk and folk Saturday and on Sunday Outside the Box with their rockin' tunes will have you singing along and dancing. Bands play from 1pm-4pm. There will be hayrides, and plenty of food from cinnamon sugar donuts to fresh-pressed apple cider, pies and barbecue. (updated 10/20/15)

    Organic Apples; It's What's Inside That Counts

    Just because an apple is a bit "ugly"--a blemish or two here or there-- doesn't mean it shouldn't be picked. Quite the opposite, and here's why: Organic apples are particularly difficult to grow in the Northeast (the Hudson Valley may be the hardest region of them all). Frequent rain and warm temperatures make our area a haven for apple-loving pests, but they mostly cause only superficial damage. We've come to expect flawless produce, and fear the harmless blemishes seen on organically-grown fruit. But these scars don't alter an apple's taste. In fact, we think they may actually make them sweeter.


    Now is peak picking season for our organic Idared apples, a sweetly tart and juicy variety that's excellent for sauces, cooking, baking and pies. They may not look pretty, but as with so many other things in life, it's what's inside that counts.

    (updated 10/20/15)

    Foursquare Names Fishkill Farms Best Orchard in New York

    Each year it take a lot of hard work and dedication to grow all our fruits and vegetables sustainably, and provide a fun and authentic farm experience to our visitors. We're incredibly grateful to our community for helping elect us the top orchard in New York, as listed in Foursquare's 2015 NYC Fall Guide. Thank you!


    Lots to Pick this Columbus Day Weekend!

    Come out to the farm this weekend! We have 17 varieties of apples at their prime and ready to pick:
    • Eco-Certified Mutsu, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Macoun, Spartan, Rome, Fuji, Empire, McIntosh, Jonamac, ,Newtown Pippin and Organic Idared, Stayman, and Liberty Apples
    • Pumpkins
    • Sunflowers
    • Tomatoes, peppers and lots more vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden!

    Live Entertainment

    Saturday The Big Shoe comes to the farm to perform their lively funk-soul-blues tunes.

    Then on Sunday CloudNYne takes the stage with their non-stop energy and tight grooves that will be sure to get you up and dancing.

    We'll be open on Columbus Day, too, and the band Stax of Soul will return with their soul pumpin', bass thumpin' music.

    Bands play from 1pm-4pm. Be sure to enjoy some of your favorites from the grill like ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken, grass fed hamburgers and hot dogs. Free hayrides throughout the orchard. $5/car admission.

    And if you can't make it to one of our Farm Fest weekends, remember we're open daily 9am-6pm. Come to the farm to pick apples during the week and there's no admission fee.

    We're Picking 17 Varieties of Apples This Fall Harvest Weekend!

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    Camile Unruh, shared with us this beautiful photo taken in our orchard.

    Join us this Fall Harvest Fest weekend! We have lots of U-pick apples, sunflowers and pumpkins and Asian pears to pick. Apple varieties include Organic Idareds, Eco-certified Red and Golden Delicious, Macoun, Cortland, Jonagold, Empire, Ashmead's Kernel, Newtown Pippin and many more! Hayrides, jerk chicken, grass-fed burgers and The Big Takeover Band returns on Sunday with their original reggae music. Open 9am-6pm, rain or shine! $5/car admission into the orchard on weekends and holidays.


    Lots of pumpkins for picking!

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    Pick your own sunflowers, too!

    Fall Farm Fest Weekend September 26th -27th

    Thanks so much to The Huffington Post for choosing us as one of the 10 best places in the country for apple picking!

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    Come out to the orchard on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26th - 27th, and enjoy our Fall Harvest Fest Weekend! We'll be picking: Organic Liberty and Crimson Crisp apples along with our Eco-certified Spartan, Jonamac, McIntosh, Macoun, Cortland, Jonagold, Gala, Empire, Red Delicious and our Golden Delicious. Sunflowers and lots of pumpkins for picking, too. Be sure to visit our organically grown veggie/herb and flower patch.

    The Evan Teatum Band will be performing on Saturday and The Crossroads Band, playing their mixture of blues, rock and country will be returning on Sunday from 1pm-4pm.


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    The Crossroad Band

    The grill is fired up and Chef Rohan is cooking his Jamaican Jerk Chicken along with grass-fed hamburgers and hot dogs. Be sure to stop in and visit our farm store, too, for homegrown veggies, pasture-raised eggs, fresh-pressed cider, pies, donuts and other local goodies.

    Free hayrides. $5/car admission into the orchard on weekends and holidays only.

    We're Picking 10 Varieties of Apples this Weekend!

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    Ten Varieties of Apples Open For Picking This Weekend!

    This is the third weekend of our Fall Harvest Farm Fests! Here's what we have for available for picking:
    • Eco-Certified Cortland, Jonagold, Macoun, Spartan, Empire, McIntosh, Jonamac, Gala, Fuji and Organic Spartan Apples
    • Pumpkins
    • Sweet Corn
    • Sunflowers
    • Tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and lots more vegetables, herbs and flowers in the pick-your-own patch!
    Live Entertainment

    Saturday you'll be for a real treat as The SteppingStone Band rocks up the orchard.

    SteppingStone Band

    The SteppingSTONE Band

    Then on Sunday, the fan favorite, The Big Takeover returns with their reggae-inspired music. The bands play from 1pm-4pm. We're open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm.

    Fuji Apples this Weekend! Pumpkins and Sunflowers, too!

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    Fuji, Gala, Jonamac, McIntosh, and Organic Spartan Apples! Sweet Corn, Pick-Your-Own Sunflowers and Pumpkins, too!

    We're gearing up for our second Fall Harvest Festival weekend. They'll be lots of our Eco-certified Gala, Jonamac and McIntosh apples and also our organically grown Spartan apples to pick. And for the first time Fuji Apples will be available for pick your own. The pumpkins and sunflowers are ready, too! Our Pick-Your-Own garden is full of peppers and tomatoes and so much more. Enjoy live music with Chowderhead from Beacon on Saturday and the Eric Hill Band will be returning on Sunday. Fresh pressed cider and free tractor-wagon rides throughout the orchard. $5/per car admission fee only on weekends and holidays in apple season.

    We're Picking McIntosh, Jonamac and Gala Apples This Weekend!

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    September 5th and 6th mark the first weekend of our Fall Harvest Farm Fests! Come on down to the farm and pick some of our Eco-Certified McIntosh, Jonamac and Gala apples. There's also sweet corn, too, along with tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and lots more vegetables, herbs and flowers in the pick-your-own patch!



    McIntosh Apples Are Ready for Picking

    The band Remnants of Emily will be rockin' their tunes through the orchard on Saturday. Then on Sunday, catch the beat of the fresh sound from The Big Takeover and their reggae-inspired music. We're open 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Admission into the farm and orchard is $5 per car on weekends and holidays. We do not charge admission during the week.


    New Farm Entrance (Weekends Only)

    Traffic during apple season weekends in September and October will now be entering through our entrance on East Hook Road and exiting as usual through Fishkill Farm Road onto East Hook Cross Road.

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    Click here for Google Map Directions for New Farm Entrance

    The First Apples of the Season Are Here!

    Many of our crops have been a little bit early this year, so it really shouldn't be much of a surprise that apples would do the same!

    This weekend beginning August 8th our Pick-Your-Own will be open for picking our Eco-Certified Early Gold apples and our organically grown Paulared apples.

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    We also have our peaches and nectarines, as well as lots of organically grown veggies, herbs and flowers in the PYO veggie patch available this weekend for pick-your-own.

    Peachtopia Celebration - Saturday, August 15th

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    Come on down to the farm for live music from the Eric Hill Band with songs that touch the heart and soul, and get you on your feet too. Tractor wagon rides, barbecue, and kids' crafts. Then head into the orchard and (if weather cooperates) pick lots of peaches and nectarines--and there'll be plenty for sale in the farm store, too!

    Do you bake the best peach pie in town? Bake a peach pie and enter our contest and find out! Send us an email for details:

    Visit our Facebook Event page for more information.

    Hand-Picked: A Mid-Summer Harvest Festival

    Sailing Stone Flyers-reduced-cropped Join us in the heart of summer to enjoy the folk-influenced original music from the Sailing Stone Band that's harmony-driven with a cool acoustic sound. They'll also be performing your favorite Funk, Pop, Rock and Blues covers. We'll be running tractor wagon rides, firing up the grill, kid's crafts in the barn and offering all kinds of U-Pick fruit and vegetables (weather cooperating!) Admission: Free

    4th of July Celebration!

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    Stars are shining and stripes are flying during our Fourth of July Celebration! Deck yourself out in red, white and blue and join us! Stax of Soul Band will be performing their soulful tunes, crafts for the kids, hay wagon rides and much more as we celebrate the country's 239th birthday!

    Stax of Soul

    July 4, 2015


    Admission: Free

    Visit our Facebook event page for more information.

    Need directions? Click here.


    Sweet Cherries on Hill 6-17-15 (12)

    We've opened three of our cherries trees just behind the store for picking. This weekend, June 20-21, much of our sweet and tart cherries trees up in the orchard will also be open with red, ripe cherries ready for picking.

    Last year we had a hard winter and didn't have a cherry crop. So we feel very thankful to have such a bountiful crop this year. The trees are full of sweet and tart cherries.

    The cherry season lasts 2-3 weeks. How long we'll have cherries depends a great deal on the weather and Just how much rain we get. Cherries don't normally fare too well with heavy rains. So if it is hot and/or rainy it will be a shorter season than if it is cool and dry. So be sure to enjoy them while they're here!

    Strawberry Jammin' Festival

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    Sunday, June 14th 11am-4pm

    Celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer with the arrival of strawberries!

    Reggae music by The Big Takeover,

    homemade strawberry shortcake,

    tractor wagon rides,

    children's strawberry craft,

    making strawberry bubble wands and blowing strawberry scented bubbles.

    And (weather permitting) lots of sweet pick-your-own strawberries!

    This Fishkill Farms' tradition is truly a jam not to be missed!

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    We Have Strawberries!

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    We had some very warm weather and our strawberries ripened a bit earlier than they did last year. What a wonderful surprise! They're naturally sweet as can be! They're available now in our farm store. On Friday, May 24th, our pick-your-own strawberry patch will be opening. Our strawberries are grown using strict organic methods and adhere to the practices of Northeast Organic Farming Association Farmer's Pledge and are incredibly delicious! Come out to the farm and pick some for yourself.

    Memorial Day Farm Fest

    Memorial Day Farm Fest

    Join us on Sunday, May 24th from 11am-4pm. We're celebrating not only Memorial Day, but also a very special anniversary. The eighth anniversary of the commitment of the new generation of the Morgenthau family to sustainable farming and the permanent protection of this farmland.

    Robin will be giving tractor wagon rides throughout the orchard. The grill will be smoking hot with Rohan's specialty Jamaican jerk chicken, along with grass-fed burgers and hot dogs.

    Children can show their creative side and paint watercolor pictures of the fruits and vegetables we have available on the farm.

    Enjoy live entertainment from The Crossroads Band. Their music has been featured on the primetime TV shows, "Castle" and "The Mentalist" and also in the movie "The Guilt Trip".

    Yoga at the Farm


    Due to overwhelming success, yoga is back at the farm! Roll out your mat (or borrow ours) and join us in our weekly all levels yoga class. Relax your mind and strengthen your body as you peer over the rolling hills and breathe in fresh air. There is nothing like it!

    This class is taught by Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor Chelsea Teed.

    Classes are held at 10:00 on Saturday mornings and will begin May 16, 2015. Class will continue into the fall and is held rain or shine. Please visit our Facebook page, Yoga at the Farm for more information.

    Don't forget to bring water and sunscreen!

    Cost: $16 per class, 5 classes for $70 or 10 classes for $130. Mats can be rented if needed.

    Fishkill Farms Apple Blossom Festival



    Come help us celebrate the spring at our Annual Apple Blossom Festival! The orchard will be in bloom with pink and white blossoms.

    We'll have hayride tours of the beautiful orchard in bloom. Or take a walk through the trees and take in the beautiful and fragrant apple blossoms.

    Children can take part in a craft project and paint apple blossom pictures.

    Hudson Valley's finest reggae band The Big Takeover will be performing their high energy, refreshingly upbeat music.

    Chef Rohan will be grilling up hot dogs, grass-fed burgers and his famous Jamaican jerk chicken.

    Meet the farmers at our 1pm info session on our CSA. They will explain how the CSA works and what's new this season: what we're planting and the new orchard varieties we hope will bear fruit. This is a great opportunity for prospective members as well as those who've already signed up.

    The Details:

    Fishkill Farms Annual Apple Blossom Festival

    Sunday, May 3rd


    9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY

    All in all, it promises to be a great day out in the country.

    Hope to see you there!

    We are Now Accepting Applications for this Year's Summer CSA!

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    Thanks for all your support! Our CSA is now full! We are no longer accepting applications.

    "CSA" stands for "Community Supported Agriculture". CSAs are a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community. CSA share-holders make an upfront payment to support the farm and in return reap a weekly supply of fruits and vegetables as they share in the risks and rewards of the growing season.

    Each week's share will vary, encouraging you to cook creatively with new ingredients. It's the perfect way to eat fresh, seasonal produce while supporting your local farm. Through a Fishkill Farms CSA share, you'll get the opportunity to eat the freshest, highest-quality local food--grown and harvested with utmost care.

    The Fishkill Farms Summer CSA is 25 weeks long and begins the first weekend in June, ending in late November. You'll have incredibly fresh fruit and veggies from our farm to your table all throughout the summer and fall.

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    We are no longer accepting applications for our summer CSA program.:

    For more information visit our CSA page or email us at

    Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 4th, 2015


    The farm opens at 9:00 daily and the Spring Egg-Stravaganza fun starts at 10:00, with hay rides and the main event - the Easter Egg Hunt. Hidden among the eggs will be special Egg-Stravaganza eggs with surprises inside.

    We will have areas designated by age groups: 3 years & under at 10:30 am - Area # 1; 4 to 7 years at 11:00 am - Area # 2; 8 to 10 years at 11:30 am - Area # 3.

    Be sure your child brings an Easter basket or a bag to put all the found eggs into, and also be sure to bring a camera as you may want to take photos with the Easter Bunny.

    The grill will be open cooking up some grass-fed burgers and hotdogs and more! They'll be plenty of hot donuts and cider, too!

    In the afternoon, join us for a children's planting workshop at 1:15. We will be planting sunflower seeds and also decorating planter markers.

    Fishkill Farms is located in East Fishkill just off exit 15 on Route 84. If you would like more information, call (845) 897-4377.

    Cost: $5 per child attending the egg hunt. Tickets available through our Farm Store and Eventbrite. Sorry, but thanks to an overwelming response event is now sold out.

    Pruning Workshop with Expert Pruner, Will McCaffrey - Saturday, April 11th, 1pm-3pm


    Have you always wanted to learn how to prune fruit trees? Pruning is an art. No branch should be removed from a tree without a reason. Join us for this workshop to learn how shaping trees through proper pruning practices will help them grow healthy and strong, and prevent potential problems in the future.

    Hands on experience in the workshop include:
    • The benefits and effects of winter pruning for tree growth
    • Evaluating a tree's natural form and enhancing it through pruning
    • Identifying the Central Leader and Tall Spindle
    • Making the proper cuts for dead, damaged, and diseased limbs
    The workshop will begin with an indoor presentation on pruning techniques and tools. Afterwards participants will be given a hands-on-learning opportunity to practice what they have learned outdoors. Participants are invited and encouraged to ask Will any questions about tree health in general as well. We'll provide the pruning shears, but you're more than welcome to bring your own.

    The workshop will be led by Will McCaffrey, expert pruner, Cornell University graduate, formally an Orchard Specialist for Fishkill Farms as well as Red Jacket Orchards, and now farming on his own at Spring Rain Farm.

    Cost: $30 Tickets available through Eventbrite.

    Learn to Make Sauerkraut & Beer With Us!

    Kraut and Beer Flyer 2014RSVP to the Kraut Workshop on Facebook & Don't Forget to Buy Your Ticket!

    Save on the ticketing fee by simply buying a pre-registration at the farm store before 1/3/15!

    RSVP to the Beer Homebrewing Workshop on Facebook.

    Space is limited for the event, so please pre-register (for free!) on Eventbrite!


    Eddie and Jess

    Fishkill Farms is Looking for a Few Great People to Join Our Team!

    Orchard Specialist Trainee

    Seeking an apprentice with a background of horticultural education and a variety of field experience and a desire to gain further experience and practical knowledge of orchard management. Contact Subject line: Orchard Specialist Trainee. Learn more>

    Farm Store Team Member

    We are looking for responsible and vibrant Team Members with a strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, and friendly, outgoing demeanor to join this dynamic farm - working under the supervision of the Store Manager. Learn More>

    Gift Baskets & Christmas Trees!

    Need a perfect gift? We've got a great selection of holiday gift baskets at the farm store!

    In addition, don't miss out on our gorgeous, wonderfully-aromatic, Northeastern-grown Balsam Fir Christmas trees! Available in a variety of sizes, priced per-foot.

    As a reminder, we're open 9am-6pm every day, except for holidays. Christmas Eve: 9am-3pm, closed on Christmas Day. We will be closed on New Year's Day.

    Give us a call for more information: (845) 897-4377

    Last Call for Winter CSA! And, Sample Some Holiday Cheer!

    Are you interested in supplementing your winter produce intake with delicious apples, savory organically-grown squashes, flash-frozen juicy peaches, fresh-pressed cider, and much more? Don't wait, sign up for one of the few remaining spots in our 2014-15 Winter CSA! Get the application and more info here.

    Join us this December to sip, snack, and shop!

    Have you checked out the offerings at the Fishkill Farms Store lately? We've revamped our selection with a full lineup of locally-produced beer, wine, cider & spirits! Along with Catskills-made pasta, syrup tapped just down the road, and local fresh cheeses--sample some of these goodies with us on the 13th!

    PLEASE NOTE: Some of you may have received a direct-mailer listing Dec 19th as a tasting event. We will indeed be offering samples of our products on that date, but the Craft Food & Drink Tasting Faire is on Saturday, December 13th.

    Party With Us on Saturday!

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    (photo: Wendi Nordeck)

    Join us on Saturday, November 22nd from 12-4pm; for a tasting of NYS hard ciders, local wines & spirits, plus rare and unique heirloom apple varieties!

    There's something for everyone at our Winter Kickoff Party--RSVP on Facebook!

    Preorder Pies & Turkeys, and Sign Up for Winter CSA! accepting sign-ups for our Winter CSA Program!

    Click here to download the full informational packet, along with the application. Hurry and get your application in--the program is first-come, first-serve, and there are very limited spaces!

    Also, we have a limited number of preordered pasture-raised turkeys and homemade pies available for purchase!

    Turkeys are available freshly-frozen at ~14lbs, or fresh at 20-25lbs. They are $5.75/lb. Orders for turkeys must be received before November 18th.

    Our pies are home-baked with a real butter crust and fresh fruit--we have available apple, apple crisp, pumpkin, berry, & berry crisp pies. Other types available on request! Prices range from $14.75-$17.00.

    Give us a call at the store to place your order: (845)-897-4377


    Pig Roast & Pumpkin-Carving Contest: Saturday, October 25th!

    pumpkin carving 2This weekend, take in peak foliage at Fishkill Farms--and enter a great contest for a chance to win $50 to our farm store! $10 to enter. Showcase your jack-o-lantern carving talents between 11am and 4:30pm--we'll illuminate the pumpkins at 5 and choose the winners.

    The apple orchard will be open, likely with a few Golden Delicious on the trees (plus tons of earlier-season apples in bins for you to choose from!) along with hay-rides running from orchard entrance to the pumpkin patch. Enjoy delicious roasted pork with a seasonal side, select the perfect pumpkin for your porch (or fire escape!) and enjoy a beautiful late-fall experience at our farm.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Pick Apples & Pumpkins, Kale & More!

    We're just beginning to reach the peak of apple & pumpkin picking season!

    Join us for hay-rides, cider donuts, pumpkin & apple picking, and live music--every weekend.

    Also, while the live music & hay-rides are not available on weekdays, donuts and picking absolutely are.

    Come on out, 9-6 every day, and celebrate fall with us!

    Apple varieties currently available as of 10/3/14: Jonamac, Jonagold, Mutsu, Macoun, McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious.


    Announcing: Fall Harvest Weekends 2014!

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    September 13th-October 19th!

    Peachtopia 2014: It's Coming!

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    Get all the details on Facebook!

    Strawberry Jammin' Festival: June 14th

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    Join us on June 14th, from 11am-4pm for our annual strawberry festival! The grill will be open, featuring Chef Rohan's famed jerk chicken and grassfed burgers. Rock out to music from reggae-dance favorites The Big Takeover, eat strawberry shortcake, enter our strawberry costume contest...and if the weather cooperates, pick yourself some strawberries!

    It's guaranteed to be a great time--get all the details and RSVP on Facebook!

    Tour the Farm & Have Lunch With Us!

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    Will we see you Saturday at the Farm Community Potluck Lunch & CSA Info Farm Tour?

    RSVP here!

    Apple Blossom Festival!

    Tour our blooming orchard on a tractor ride, sip an apple-spice milkshake, and chow down on Chef Rohan's famous jerk chicken.

    From 11am-3pm on May 10th, it's our annual Apple Blossom Festival!

    Join Us For Outdoor Yoga!


    This summer, we're proud to present a very special outdoor yoga series at Fishkill Farms!

    Instructed by Yoga Alliance-certified instructor Chelsea Teed, the class is the only one of its kind in Southern Dutchess County. Come roll out your mat in the springtime orchard in this all-levels class! $16/class, $70 for a 5-class pack, $140 for a 10-class pack.

    Classes are presently available on Saturdays 10-11am only at this moment, but the schedule may be expanded in the future.

    Pre-register with our instructor:

    Join the Facebook group!

    Easter Poster

    Brooklyn Friends: Join Our 2014 Park Slope CSA!

    2014 Park Slope CSA Flyer

    Click here to download the full informational packet and application!

    Open Season 2014: We're Officially Accepting On-Farm CSA Applications!

    2014 On-Farm CSA Flyer_edited-1

    Click here to download the full info packet and application!

    Learn With Us at our Live-Stream Viewing Party for TEDx Manhattan: "Changing The Way We Eat"

    Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 10.31.19 AMJoin us on March 1st in the barn, as we live-stream the TEDx Manhattan conference.

    Organized by Change Food, this event is an opportunity for folks with intriguing ideas to share about our food systems and foodways.

    The lineup of speakers promise a diverse and engaging experience. It includes Michael Rozyne, leader of Red Tomato--the organization responsible for Eco Apple! Click here to see the full schedule and lineup of participants.

    Interested attendees are welcome to come and go as they please--don't feel like you have to commit to being on-farm all day! There will be several breaks for discussions and lunch during the course of the day. We will be serving our signature homemade soup to attendees. As always, there will be cider, donuts, and all the concessions of the Fishkill Farms store available.

    The conference begins at 10:30am and runs until 6pm--we recommend taking a look at the schedule to figure out which talks you'd most like to catch!

    We look forward to listening, talking, and learning with you!

    Please RSVP on Facebook here.


    Upcoming Winter Events!


    Join Us on January 18th--Learn to Brew Your Own Beer!

    Final Beer Workshop FlyerRSVP on Facebook!

    We'll reopen soon!

    Hello, friends!

    The Fishkill Farms store is currently closed for a repainting project--we will reopen our doors on January 4th. We look forward to seeing you then!

    It's not too late to get the perfect tree! (Or wreath, or gift basket, or...)


    We still have a beautiful selection of Christmas trees, wreaths, and great holiday gifts for your loved ones!

    Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out our gorgeous holiday gift basket selection:


    You can order these online and pick them up in our farm store!

    Our holiday hours are as follows: We'll be open 12/20-12/23 from 9am to 6pm as usual, then on Christmas Eve we'll be here from 9 to 3. Then we're closing our doors from Christmas through 'til January 2nd.

    Have a happy holiday, friends, and we'll see you either soon or in the new year!

    Warm Up On the Farm with Winter Events!

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    Four Ways to Eat Local All Winter with Fishkill Farms!

    ffwinterFor Our Local Friends:

    1. Sign up for our Winter CSA share program! This will get you a weekly bag of winter crops, apples, and cider, plus other goodies that you can pick up on the farm. Get the information and application here.

    2. Visit our farm store during our new extended hours! We'll be open from 9am to 6pm, every day through the winter (except holidays!) We'll continue to offer winter fruits and veggies, local meat, milk, cheeses, eggs, and other regional specialties! We'll also be selling Christmas trees and other decorations, starting in a few weeks!

    For Our Brooklyn Friends:

    3. Order our great stuff through Good Eggs NYC, who will put together our produce for you to pick up, or deliver it to your home! Check the selection here!

    4. We'll be at the Greenmarket in Carroll Gardens through the winter! Say "hi!" to Farmer Christine, and get yourself some delicious winter produce every Sunday!


    The Goldens Are Delicious--Catch The End of Apple Picking Season!

    Yes, we still have Pick-Your-Own Apples! (Updated 11/7/13)

    Dear Friends,

    It's true--the cold weather is a sign of the impending end of apple season. But we're not entirely picked-out yet! We've got three varieties of certified Eco-Apples left for you to pick: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Empire!

    Come on out between 9am and 6pm any day in the next week or so to get your hands on some of the most delicious and wonderful apples in the Hudson Valley! There is still time to share the experience of apple-picking with your family this year.

    See you soon!

    We're Still Picking Apples...Come Carve A Pumpkin!

    Dear Friends,

    It's true, this nip in the air signals the ending of apple season. However, we've still got some apples left to harvest. If you plan to come out to the farm, we've got Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire, and limited quantities of Rome and organically-grown Idareds ready for you to pick!

    We've rescinded our admission fee (since we are past the season's peak) but we will still be offering free hay-rides and selling delicious grilled food. We're open from 9-6, so if you want to come out and pick a few more apples and pumpkins before the season is up, this is your chance.

    Also, join us on Sunday for our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Win the fabulous prize of a $50 gift certificate to our farm store.

    See you in the fields!

    Fourth Fall Harvest Weekend!


    Dear Friends,

    Join us this weekend for live music, food, pumpkin and apple-picking!

    Come celebrate autumn at Fishkill Farms, where you can share the experience of picking delicious ecologically-grown apples with family and friends in our picturesque Hudson Valley orchard.

    What's Going on This Weekend:

    Saturday! Our gates open at 9am. We will be jamming out to the classic rock tunes of The Outer Limitz Band starting at 1! We'll be offering apple-picking, pumpkin-picking, hayrides, and delicious food from our grill-shack. Be sure to pick up some fresh donuts and apple cider!

    Our fabulous farm-store will also be open, selling our fresh-picked produce and eggs, local and organic produce, locally-produced milk, meat, and ice cream, and other fantastic products. We've just added beautiful local pumpkins and mums to our inventory.

    Sunday, we'll feature more live music from reggae dance favorites The Big Takeover at 1pm. Be sure to catch Bindlestick Bill as well! (11am, 12pm, 1pm.) Delivering his trademark blend of music, theater, and all-around entertainment, his performance promises fun for folks of all ages.

    We'll be offering all of Saturday's other activities as well!

    Apple Varieties Available for Pick-Your-Own

    Click on each type to learn more!
    Certified Eco-Apples
    -Red Delicious
    -Golden Delicious
    -Mutsu (New this week!)

    Luscious apples, beautiful pumpkins, warm donuts...Fall Harvest Weekend #3 (Updated 9/27/13)

    Dear Friends,

    Join us this weekend for live music, food, pumpkin and apple-picking!

    Come celebrate autumn at Fishkill Farms, where you can share the experience of picking delicious ecologically-grown apples with family and friends in our picturesque Hudson Valley orchard.

    What's Going on This Weekend:

    Saturday! We'll be offering apple-picking, pumpkin-picking, hayrides, and delicious food from our grill-shack.

    We open our gates at 9am, and we'll be jamming out to the classic rock tunes of The Harvest Band beginning at 1pm.

    We'll be offering hot cider donuts and freshly-pressed apple cider for sale, and (of course) apple-picking all day!

    Our fabulous farm-store will also be open, selling our fresh-picked produce and eggs, local and organic produce, locally-produced milk, meat, and ice cream, and other fantastic products. We've just added beautiful local pumpkins and mums to our inventory.

    Sunday, we'll feature more live music from The Outer Limitz Band (1pm,) and entertainer Bindlestick Bill (11am, 12pm, 1pm.) Delivering his trademark blend of music, theater, and all-around entertainment, his performance promises fun for folks of all ages. We'll be offering all of Saturday's other activities as well!

    Apple Varieties Available for Pick-Your-Own

    Click on each type to learn more!
    Certified Eco-Apples
    -Red Delicious
    -Golden Delicious


    Come out for a visit, we're open 9am to 6pm every day!

    - The Fishkill Farms Team

    Apples and Pumpkins and Music: Fall Harvest Weekend #2! (Updated 9/20/13)

    This weekend, we're opening our pumpkin patch for pick-your-own, as well as offering several more varieties of apples for picking. Join us for live music, grilled food, and hay-rides as we celebrate the first weekend of autumn at Fishkill Farms!

    We will have available for picking: Jonamacs, McIntosh, Cortland, Spartan, Macoun, Red Delicious, and Empire Apples; as well as offering Macouns from our organically-grown section.

    Live music will include funky classic jams from The Outer Limitz Band on Saturday (1pm) and local reggae favorites The Big Takeover on Sunday at 1pm. Bindlestick Bill will be performing his trademark combination of story-telling, music, and theater to entertain audiences of all ages, beginning Sunday at 11am.

    It's sure to be a wonderful weekend on-farm, and we hope your family will join us. Get all the details and RSVP on our Facebook event here.


    Fall Apple-Picking Kicks Off This Weekend! (Updated 9/7/13)

    This Weekend! Come on out for a pig roast, live music from The Outer Limitz Band, apple picking, hay-rides, cider donuts and more! We'll be opening up our McIntosh, Jonamacs, Macouns, and Cortland apples for picking, with several selections from our organically grown block. Celebrate autumn with Fishkill Farms!

    RSVP and get more information here!


    Join Us For a Summertime Celebration of Sunny, Seasonal Stone-Fruit!


    Get the info and RSVP on our Facebook event!

    HAPPY JULY 4! Celebrate with us! (Updated 7/4/13)

    We're hoping everyone has fun and relaxing plans for this holiday weekend. And we hope they include joining us for dinner at our Centennial Celebration this Saturday July 6th (details below), and also picking fruit on the farm!

    And boy do we have a lot to pick... our Blueberries, Black & Yellow Raspberries have just come in, joining Sweet and Tart Cherries, Black Currants and Red Raspberries to round out our pick-your-own offerings for the week!

    The season is short for many of these crops, especially cherries, so pick some now or forever hold your peace!

    (Photo: Good Eggs NYC)

    Strawberry Picking and 2013 Events! (updated 6/10/13)

    2013 is a very special year for us, because it marks our 100th Anniversary as a farm! Fishkill Farms was started by Henry Morgenthau Jr. in 1913, and remains in the family to this day, one of the last farms in the area.

    We have a great series of events lined up to celebrate our centennial, starting with our Strawberry Festival next Sunday. See the events calendar below...

    Pick Your Own Berries Are Here!

    Strawberry Season has finally arrived! Our berries ripened just in time for picking this weekend, and there are plenty in the patch. Of course, they were grown organically, with no synthetic pesticides or fertilizer. Pick some at the farm, 7 days a week, 9am-6pm. Be sure to call first to make sure we haven't been picked out.


    Also, don't miss out on our Tuesday Jam-Maker's Special: pick 6 quarts berries for the price of 4. Every Tuesday while supplies (berries) last.

    CSA Season Has Begun

    This week was also our first CSA pick up at the farm and in Park Slope, Brooklyn. CSA Members received Strawberries, Apples, Cider, two types of Lettuce, Kale/Chard, Arugula, Spinach, Hakurei Turnips, Bok Choi and Broccoli Raab/Mustard Greens.

    If you like the sound of the share, it's not too late to sign up! We'll prorate your membership if you join this week. Contact us as soon as possible at (845) 897-4377.

    Fishkill Farms 2013 Events Schedule

    Apple Blossom Festival Sunday May 5 (updated 5/2/13)

    Come help us celebrate the spring at our Annual Apple Blossom Festival! We'll have hayride tours of the beautiful orchard in bloom, a seasonal farm lunch with veggies from our fields and bunny rabbits for the kiddies to visit and feed!

    Check out the invitation (with more information): Apple Blossom Festival Invitation

    Order Fishkill Farms Produce Online! (updated 4/21/13)

    This month's wonderful weather has kept us busy planting, mulching and trellising new apple trees, plus seeding spring vegetables like peas, carrots and fava beans. With the farm kicking into full gear, we've got some very exciting news to share: you can now shop for Fishkill Farms' products online, then pick them up at either of our two CSA pickup locations! (sorry, we don't ship or do home delivery yet) Check it out:

    East Fishkill Pickup

    Park Slope, Brooklyn Pickup

    Working with, we've set up virtual farmstands, or "webstands." Pre-order goods from us by Wednesday morning at 10am, then pick them up the coming weekend.

    Pre-ordering is a great way to secure items we might not always have in stock, such as pies, pasture-raised eggs, or local dairy, meats and honey. And just because we're between winter and summer CSA seasons doesn't mean you can't get a running weekly selection of fruits and veggies from the farm. Using the "subscription option," you can opt into a farm share and cancel at any time.

    Calling all Farmers! (updated 1/15/13)

    Fishkill Farms is seeking motivated applicants for a position as the farm production manager or assistant manager for our 100 acres of orchard, berries and vegetables. This is a unique opportunity to work with an experienced team growing diverse, healthy, sustainable foods and marketing through U-Pick, CSA and farmers markets, in the beautiful Hudson Valley near NYC. Job will include horticulture, pest management, harvest, packing, managing staff, direct marketing etc. Whether you have previous management experience on larger scale commercial farms, or several seasons working on smaller farms, we encourage you to apply as multiple positions are available and a wide range of experience and qualifications will be considered. Salary, housing, benefits based on qualifications. Contact

    Eat Local Year-Round: Sign up for Fishkill Farms' Winter CSA! (updated 10/12/12)

    Join us for our third winter CSA! It provides a rare opportunity to, throughout the winter, eat local whole foods that are pure and in most cases grown according to or beyond standards for organic production. Crops include: apples, potatoes, winter squash, cabbage, brussels sprouts, carrots, beets, salad and cooking greens, apple cider and a selection of frozen produce from the farm- tomatoes, peaches, berries and more. Pickups are every weekend at our farm store, November through March.

    Read more about it and sign up here: Fishkill Farms Winter CSA

    Fall Harvest Festival & Apple Picking News! (Updated 9/13/12)

    Fall Harvest Festival Weekends

    We'd like to invite you to pick apples on our farm! The crop is looking wonderful, despite some crop-threatening frosts this spring. Everything is ripening early this year though, and we hear there's a shortage of local fruit, so don't wait to come!

    Join us for our five Fall Harvest Festival Weekends- Every Saturay and Sunday September 15 through October 14. In addition to apple picking, we'll have hayrides and a variety of entertainment geared towards families and young ones. As always, we will be serving food and refreshments-- barbecue chicken, corn, hotdogs, hamburgers and more from our apple-wood grill plus fresh pressed cider and homemade donuts from the farm kitchen.

    Here is our best guess at the fall apple picking schedule:

    * McIntosh - Open Now
    * Jonamac- Open Now
    * Spartan- Open Now
    * Macoun- Open Now
    * Cortland- Open Now
    * Red Delicious- Open Sept. 15
    * Empire- Open Sept. 22
    * Golden Delicious- Open Sept. 29
    * Idared (Chemical free- grown according to organic standards)- Open Sept. 29
    * Mutsu- Open October 6


    Our Pumpkin Patch should be open and ready for picking by September 22!

    Here is our Entertainment Schedule for our Festival Weekends:
    * Live Music! (1pm-4pm) Bands include: The Chain Gang (September 15th & 29th), The Outer Limitz Band (September 22) and The Harvest Band (October 6th & 13th).
    * Chainsaw Carving with "The Chainsaw Doc" from 10:30-1:30 pm.
    * Kid's Theatre with "Bindlestick Bill" from 2pm-4:30pm.
    Saturdays & Sundays:
    * Hay Bale Maze (for kids)
    * Bouncy Castle (for kids)
    * Farm Animals: Chickens & Bunny Rabbits!
    * Hayrides through the orchard ($3/person).


    Admission Information: Weekend and Holiday apple picking admission will be $5/vehicle this year. This helps the farm in our endeavor of growing apples naturally, and also helps support us in a difficult crop year (frosts this spring wiped out the year's pears and cherries). Admission will be every Saturday and Sunday, September 1 through Oct. 28 (or until we are picked out of apples) and some Holiday Mondays (9/17 & 10/8). All other days of the week, entrance is free.

    Season Kickoff Celebration Sunday Sept. 2 (updated 8/27/12)

    We'd like to invite you to pick apples on our farm this fall! Our apples look wonderful and healthy this year, despite some difficult crop-threatening frosts this spring. Start the apple picking season off early with us by attending our Apple Season Kickoff Celebration, Sunday September 2. Hayrides will be free, and we'll have loads of beautiful McIntosh, Spartan and Jonamacs to pick, as well as entertainment like chainsaw carving from 11am-1pm and singalong kid's theatre with "Bindlestick Bill" from 2pm-4:30pm.

    Eco Apples = Good Apples (updated 8/27/12)

    This will be our third season as certified growers of "Eco Apples." What does this mean? Quite simply, ecological growing is the proper use of science and natural methods to control pests in the orchard, minimizing the need for chemicals. This is better than the usual approach, which is to spray chemicals as a matter of course. When we do spray, it is only after careful monitoring tells us it is absolutely necessary. Then, much of what we do use to grow good apples is organic-- such as a natural clay powder to repel insects. And we've completely sworn off the use of any chemical fertilizers or herbicides on the farm. These are some of the very important distinctions that set our apples apart, and make them just about the best that money can buy!

    First Apples of the Year; Last Chance for Peaches (updated 8/12/12)

    Believe it or not, our first apples of the season are ripe and ready for picking now! The variety is Paulared-- they are sweet, fragrant, crisp, as perfect for fresh eating as sauce and baking. Most importantly, they are chemical free. Only a handful of orchards in the entire state attempt to grow apples organically. Even fewer offer them for pick-your-own.

    Paulared Apples on the Tree

    We use no synthetic chemicals or fertilizers, instead, we use a non-toxic natural clay powder to repel pests. It can be wiped off easily. Come pick them soon (within the next week), as they won't last long.

    What Else Is Picking Right Now:

    * Yellow & White Peaches (this week is the last chance for peach picking)
    * Earligold Apples
    * Paulared Apples
    * Blackberries
    * Strawberries
    * Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes


    Fresh Veggies at our Farm Store and Greenmarkets:

    Now is a great time to visit our farm store or farmer's markets for freshly harvested veggies from our farm. Right now, we have a great harvest of beautiful tomatoes- red, plum, cherry and heirlooms of all shapes and colors. Plus cucumbers, summer squash, lettuce, kale, peppers, cauliflower, green beens, cabbage, napa cabbage, and LOTS more!
    Red, Plum and Heirloom Tomatoes at our Farm Store

    Peach & Apple Picking! (updated 7/30/12)

    Its the height of peach season! Now is the time to come for juicy, flavorful yellow freestone peaches and aromatic sweet white peaches. We also have blackberries and strawberries to pick, and starting Aug. 1, our first main apple crop of the season, Paulared apples. Most of our fruit crops are ripening about 2 weeks ahead of schedule this year, so we'll probably only have peaches for another few weeks- don't miss out on them!

    Peachtopia 2012! (updated 7/20/12)

    Please join us for our annual peach festival: Peachtopia, on Sunday July 29 (not Saturday as previously reported- that was a typo), from 11am-4pm. Admission is free! Here's what will be going on:
    * Hayrides
    * Live Music by the band "Remnants of Emily," covering rock & roll classics by the The Beatles, The Kinks, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder & more. Concert from 12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm.
    * Lunch: Barbecued Jerk Chicken made according to our secret Jamaican recipe, and a peach-themed menu from the farm kitchen.
    * If the weather cooperates, lots of Peach Picking!

    White Nectarines available for U-Pick (updated 7/20/12)

    We have a bumper crop of White Nectarines this year, and they are currently open for Pick-Your-Own! They are sweet, aromatic and delicious, and now is peak season. We also have:
    * Sugar Plums (almost finished)
    * Yellow Peaches are just ripening up- visit this weekend for firm peaches, or next for softer peaches
    * We will have the following berries available in limited quantities: Blackberries & Strawberries (from our "everbearing" strawberry patch)