Where to Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins in the Hudson Valley

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Where to Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins in the Hudson Valley

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New York is the second-largest apple producing state in the country, and four of our hometown counties — Ulster, Columbia, Orange, and Dutchess — fall within the top 10 apple growing counties in the state. This fruitful economic driver employs more than 10,000 people throughout the state.

Right now it’s prime apple picking time in the Hudson Valley, and just as fun as getting out wth the family is trying different varieties of apples: from Honeycrisp's recent resurgence in popularity to SnapDragon's science-backed crunch. Each orchard offers a unique selection, so be sure to do your homework if you have a favorite variety.

Peaches and strawberries tend to disappear from the farm in summer, but there are still some early fall fruit harvests to be had in the following pages. And of course, what would a U-pick guide be without the pumpkin patch?

Keep an eye out for orchards marked IPM: These farms employ Integrated Pest Management, a holistic form of pest control that attacks the problem with a four-pronged approach of preventive and corrective measures. IPM lowers a grower's economic investment in pest control while simultaneously using more sustainable, environmentally friendly techniques.

Check our U-pick listings, double-check the farms’ websites for schedules, and pack up the family. See you at the farm!

COLUMBIA

Don Baker Farm
183 Rt 14, Hudson
518.828.9542; find them on Facebook
PYO: daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
apples

Fix Brothers Fruit Farm
215 White Birch Rd, Hudson
518.828.4401; fixbrosfruitfarm.com
PYO: daily 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

Love Apple Farm
1421 Rt 9H, Ghent
518.828.5048; loveapplefarm.com
PYO: daily 8:30 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
apples

Philip Orchards Farm
270 Rt 9H, Claverack
518.851.6351; philiporchardsny.com
PYO: Fri–Mon 9 a.m. –5:30 p.m., Tues–Thurs by appointment
apples; IPM method

Samascott Orchards
5 Sunset Ave, Kinderhook
518.758.7224; samascottorchards.com
PYO: Wed–Mon 8 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins, squash

Smith Farms
200 White Birch Rd, Hudson
518.828.1228; smithfarmshudson.com
PYO: daily 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples

Yonder Farms
3167 US Highway 9, Valatie
518.758.7011; yonderfruitfarms.com
PYO: Sat–Sun 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

DUTCHESS


Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag
845.227.2306; bartonorchards.com
PYO: Sun–Thurs 11 a.m. –6 p.m., Sat–Sun 11 a.m. –8 p.m.
apples; IPM method

Cedar Heights Orchards
8 Crosby Ln, Rhinebeck
845.876.3231; rhinebeckapples.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m.–5p.m.
apples

Dykeman Farm
31 Dykeman Ln, Pawling
845.832.6068; dykemanfarm.com
PYO: Weekends in October, 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
pumpkins

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction
845.897.4377; fishkillfarms.com
PYO: by appointment only
apples, pumpkins

Green Horizons Organic
6 S Dingle Ln, Pawling
845.855.5555
PYO: by appointment only
apples, pumpkins

Greig Farm
227 Pitcher Ln, Red Hook
845.758.8007; greigfarm.com
PYO: daily sunlight hours
apples, pumpkins

Meadowbrook Farm
29 Old Myers Corners Rd, Wappingers Falls
845.297.3002; find them on Facebook
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Mead Orchards Farm
15 Scism Rd, Tivoli
845.756.5641; meadorchards.com
PYO: Sat–Sun 10 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples

ORANGE


Apple Dave’s Orchards
82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick
845.986.1684; appledavesorchards.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Jones Farm
190 Angola Rd, Cornwall
845.534.4445; jonesfarminc.com
PYO: Wed–Sun 8 a.m. –5 p.m.
pumpkins

Lawrence Farms Orchards
306 Frozen Ridge Rd, Newburgh
845.562.4268; lawrencefarmsorchards.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

Masker Orchards
45 Ball Rd, Warwick
845.986.1058; maskers.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
apples

Ochs Orchard
4 Ochs Ln, Warwick
845.986.1591; ochsorchard.net
PYO: Wed–Sun 9 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Pennings Farm Market Orchard
169 Rt 94, Warwick
845.986.1059; penningsfarmmarket.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples

Pierson’s Farm & Greenhouse
1448 Rt 211 W, Middletown
845.386.1882; piersonsfarm.com
PYO: Mon–Fri 12:30–5 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
pumpkins

Sleepy Hills Orchard
1328 Rt 284, Johnson
845.726.3797; sleepyhillsorchard.com
PYO: Sat–Sun 10 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples

Soons Orchards
23 Soons Circle, New Hampton
845.374.5471; soonsorchards.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery

114 Little York Rd, Warwick
845.258.4858; wvwinery.com
PYO: Mon–Sun, 11 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples

Wright Family Farm
329 Kings Hwy, Warwick
845.986.1345; wrightfamilyfarm.com
PYO: Sept: Sat–Sun 10 a.m. –6 p.m.; Oct: Fri 2 p.m. –6 p.m., Sat–Sun 10 a.m. –6 p.m.
pumpkins

ROCKLAND


Dr. Davies Farm
306 Rt 304, Congers
845.268.7020; drdaviesfarm.com
PYO: daily 10 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Orchards of Concklin
2 S Mountain Rd, Pamona
845.354.0369; orchardsofconcklin.com
PYO: Sat–Sun 10 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
apples; IPM method

ULSTER


Dressel Farms
271 Rt 208, New Paltz
845.255.0693; dresselfarms.com
PYO: Sat–Sun 10 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Dubois Farms
209 Perkinsville Rd, Highland
845.795.4037; duboisfarms.com
PYO: daily 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins, gourds, grapes

Hurds Family Farm
2187 Rt 32, Modena
845.883.7825; hurdsfamilyfarm.com
PYO: Sat–Sun, reservations required
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards
69 Yankee Folly Rd, New Paltz
845.255.0999; jlorchards.com
PYO: Mon–Fri 9 a.m. –5 p.m., Sat–Sun 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
apples, pumpkins (on weekends)

Photo by Katie Ross / Courtesy of Fishkill Farms
Photo by Katie Ross / Courtesy of Fishkill Farms

Kelder’s Farm & Homegrown Mini Golf
5755 Rt 209, Kerhonkson
845.626.7137; keldersfarm.com
PYO: Thurs–Tues 10 a.m. –6 p.m.
apples, pumpkins, raspberries

Locust Grove Fruit Farm
199 North Rd, Milton
845.795.5194; locustgrovefruitfarm.com
PYO: Sat-Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Prospect Hill Orchards
340 Milton Tpke, Milton
845.795.2383; prospecthillorchards.com
PYO: Sat–Sun 9 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples, pumpkins, winter squash

Saunderskill Farm
5100 Rt 209, Accord
845.626.2676; saunderskill.com
PYO: Tue–Sun 8 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Tantillo’s Farm
730 Rt 208, Gardiner
845.256.9109; find them on Facebook
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
pumpkins, apples

Twin Star Orchards
155 N. Ohioville Rd, New Paltz
845.633.8657; twinstarorchards.com
PYO: Fri 12–8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. –8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. –7 p.m.
apples

Wallkill View Farms
15 Rt 299 W, New Paltz
845.255.8050; wallkillviewfarmmarket.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –6:30 p.m.
pumpkins

Weed Orchards & Winery
43 Mount Zion Rd, Marlboro
845.236.9357; weedorchards.com
PYO: daily 11 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

Wright’s Farm
699 Rt 208, Gardiner
845.255.5300; eatapples.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –4 p.m.
apples; IPM method

Wilklow Orchards Farm
341 Pancake Hollow Rd, Highland
845.691.2339; wilkloworchards.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –6 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

WESTCHESTER


Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem
914.485.1210; harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com
PYO: daily 9 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

Outhouse Orchards
139 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem
914.277.3188; outhouseorchardsny.com
PYO: daily, reservations required
pumpkins, apples

Stuart’s Fruit Farm
62 Granite Springs Rd, Granite Springs
914.245.2784; stuartsfarm.com
PYO: daily 10 a.m. –5 p.m.
apples, pumpkins

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Rd, Yorktown Heights
914.245.5111; wilkensfarm.com
PYO: Wed–Mon 10 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
apples, pumpkins; IPM method

 

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