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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 & Pick-Your-Own Hours:
Summer & Fall Hours:
June-November: Our Farm Store is open 10am-6pm, 7 days a week.
Winter & Spring Hours:
December-May: Our Farm Store is open 10am-6pm, Thurday through Monday (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
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:
Working with Goodeggs.com, 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.
CSA Signup Season Has Begun! (updated 3/14/13)
We are accepting signups for the 2013 CSA season! We've been hard at work seeding and transplanting veggies, and we've got lots of new fruit varieties coming into bearing this year, so we're confident it will be our best season yet!
Check out the CSA information sheets/applications:
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 Joshua.Morgenthau@gmail.com.
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)
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:
Our Pumpkin Patch should be open and ready for picking by September 22!
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)
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:
Fresh Veggies at our Farm Store and Greenmarkets:
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:
* 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)