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Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables 2013


July 3, 2013

There are so many wonderful farms outside Westchester County to enjoy!

By: Brigett Lummel, Macaroni Kid Publisher / Editor
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Several times a year we take our boys to the wonderful pick-your-own farms outside of Westchester County. Every July we fill our buckets with beautiful blueberries - "two for me, one for the bucket."  Then of course there is apple and pumpkin picking in the Fall, with many of the farms offering hayrides, corn mazes, and other fun activities for the kids.  And there is nothing better than a farm-fresh cup of cider or homebaked pie from the farm stand.

But unfailingly I usually come up with the great idea of visiting a farm after the growing season is over. Case in point, I already missed strawberry picking season this year! I thought I'd share some of my favorites so you can schedule a trip with own family, without missing another season, and create some memories of your own.

Growing Seasons:
  • June: Strawberries, peas
  • Mid-June to Mid-July: Cherries
  • July & August: Blueberries, Raspberries & Blackberries
  • Late July thru End of August: Peaches
  • Mid-August thru End of October: Apples
  • Mid-September thru End of October: Pumpkins
Not all of these farms offer all produce in each season. Please consult the websites for exact dates for pick-your-own options & special events.

DUTCHESS COUNTY FARMS:


Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY,
(845) 227-2306
Apples & various fall vegetables

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 
(845) 897-4377
Strawberries, cherries, berries, peaches, nectarines, apples & pumpkins

19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook, NY 
(845) 758- 4215
Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, peaches & apples

Greig Farm
Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY

Strawberries, peas, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples & pumpkins

Located just off Route 9, four miles north of the Red Hook Village traffic light.
(845) 756-5641 
Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples & pumpkins


ORANGE COUNTY FARMS:

Applewood Orchards & Winery
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick, NY 

(845) 986-1684
Apples

39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh, NY
(845) 562-4268
Every fruit and vegetable you can imagine, including Christmas trees!



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