Pick your own apples and more from our environmentally-friendly farm
Pick-your-own on Fishkill Farms started back in the 1960's when farm manager Ray Morris decided to let some of our neighbors pick fruit from the trees. To his surprise, the farm did better business that first year selling direct to customers than it ever had before. Since then, Fishkill Farms has offered an ever-expanding list of fruits (and now vegetables) for visitors to pick in the fall and summer seasons.
Pick-your-own begins in June with strawberries. July brings cherries and berries. Late July and August mark the harvest of juicy, tree-ripe peaches and nectarines. The season culminates in the fall with more than a dozen varieties of classic NY apples, and pumpkin-picking.
Mid September through mid October, we have our Harvest Festival Weekends. We offer homemade food, donuts and cider, plus entertainment in the form of hayrides and live music on select days. The spectacular views, lovely fall weather, and the satisfaction of picking your own apples all combine for great family-friendly fun. We're a real farm and not a theme park, so we don't offer all the bells and whistles of some "agri-tainment" establishments. The heart of our identity as a productive farm and our mission of growing good food in harmony with nature is more important to us.
Our commitment to environmentally responsible farming sets us apart from most local farms. We grow low-spray fruit and recently became one of the only orchards in the region to offer pick-your-own apples grown according to organic standards (in select orchard blocks), though we are not certified. Our orchard is certified sustainably grown by Eco Apple.