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






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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!

Orchard Photo - Camile Unruh

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!


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.

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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.


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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!


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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!

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Brooklyn Friends: Join Our 2014 Park Slope CSA!

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Click here to download the full informational packet and application!

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

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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!

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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)

You're Invited! Fishkill Farms Centennial Celebration and Gala! (updated 6/22/13)

Come join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of historic Fishkill Farms and its recent protection from future development, ensuring that it will remain a farm in perpetuity. We have a wonderful gala with fireworks and music planned!

Important! Please RSVP if you plan on attending the dinner and fireworks! (See below for instructions)

100 Years!

Fishkill Farms Centennial Celebration and Gala
100 Years of Farming; 1913-2013
Saturday July 6th, 2013

9am-6pm: Cherry Picking and Hayrides (if the weather cooperates), and lunch served from 11am-3pm
4pm: Ribbon Cutting and Talk with 2nd and 3rd Generation Farmers Robert and Josh Morgenthau
5pm: Screening of historic home videos by Farm Founder (and Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury) Henry Morgenthau, taken between the years of 1930 and 1942. These rare videos include clips of Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill on the farm in 1942.
6pm-10pm: Dinner, Fireworks Show, Moonlit Orchard Hayrides and a live brass-band. Bring picnic blankets for the fireworks display. Barbecue dinner and drinks, and slices of apple and cherry pie at the "throwback" price of $1/slice!
Dinner Menu (Food and drink items will be offered for sale, a la carte): Barbecue Chicken, Roast Pork, Cornbread, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Root Beer Floats, Cherry and Apple Pie, and Ice Cream


PLEASE RSVP by emailing with the subject line "centennial," your name and how many guests you plan on bringing! Or pre-register in advance using the link below.


We are not charging a set admission to this event. However, to help us cover the cost of this and other community events, and to support our mission of producing wonderful, sustainably-grown food for the community, we are asking that guests contribute a suggested admission of $10/person. Pre-register online now and receive a limited-edition Fishkill Farms Centennial poster:

Click here to pre-register for the gala for $10/person

If you wish to RSVP without paying, please do so by email, and simply pay what you can at the event.


Some Recent Landmarks- Preserving the Farm

We've made a lot of progress these past few years! We've put over 100 acres of fallow land back into production. We've transitioned the farm's growing practices to organic and holistic methods. And we've rebuilt our historic barn which tragically burned down in 2009.

Most importantly, we recently transferred the farm's "development rights" to the Dutchess Land Conservancy, ensuring our 200+ acres of land will remain a farm in perpetuity. This is in keeping with the vision and wishes of Henry Morgenthau Jr., who started the farm in 1913. Even after Henry went to Washington to become FDR's Secretary of the Treasury, he was always a self-proclaimed farmer at heart.

With your support, we plan on keeping the farm in the family and continuing to serve the local community for another 100 years!

12"x18" Centennial Poster (comes with online pre-registration):Centennial Poster

Join us for our Annual Strawberry Festival this Father's Day! (updated 6/14/13)

Strawberry Jammin'!

Surprise Dad with a trip to Fishkill Farms: admission is free (something all dads will appreciate!), and what better way to spend a beautiful Sunday than at the farm, picking strawberries, enjoying hayrides, live music, and a delicious farm lunch?

When: Sunday June 16, 11am-4pm
Where: Fishkill Farms (9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell JCT, NY)
Why: Hayrides, Live reggae by the The Big Takeover Band, free scoop of ice cream for dads, lots of berry picking, (weather permitting), samples of our strawberry jam, apple cider and local cheeses!

Lunch Menu: Jerk Chicken, Seasonal Farm Salad, Lavender Lemonade, Strawberry Shortcakes and more!

If you can't make it, no worries- we'll have pick your own strawberries for the next few weeks, and even more exciting crops by the end of the month: Cherries & Raspberries.

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

Farm News: Last Chance for CSA, New Store Hours & More! (updated 5/31/13)

It's been a beautiful spring, and everything is growing great, including our cherries, which haven't had a crop for three years. Check out the latest from the farm...

Sign Up for Our CSA (Last Chance!)

The first CSA pickup is right around the corner- June 8! Strawberries, spring greens, radishes, turnips and more are all well on their way to being harvested. There are still a few spaces left, but the deadline for signup is June 5, so don't wait to sign up! Download an application form here (and email us so we know you'll be joining):

Hakurei Turnips!

Park Slope CSA

On-Farm CSA

Add-ons to our CSA shares can be ordered every week here.

Expanded Farm Store Hours

We're opening an hour earlier! This will add a cool morning hour to our summer fruit picking schedule. And we're back to 7 days a week starting Memorial day:
Farm Store Hours: 7 days a week, 9am-6pm

Tidbits From The Farm

This has been an excellent spring for all our crops-- we had a slow start which reduced the risk of crop-killing frosts. And it's been dry and sunny, which has made getting vegetables in the ground relatively easy.

Seeding Carrots! We also planted over 3,500 apple trees! Mostly Honeycrisp and Gala, planted only 3 feet apart, so they will be "dwarf" trees. In the long run, compared to the older full size trees, they'll bear more fruit and need less spray to be kept healthy: a win-win for the farm and our ecosystem. We'll be picking from them in two years.

Here's what we've planted over the past month: kale, bok choy, broccoli raab, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, turnips, radishes, onions, scallions, leeks, chard, beets, herbs... and more. We can't wait to share the harvest with you. Enjoy the holiday weekend and we hope to see you soon!


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)