Hudson Valley Attractions & Activities
Hudson Valley Attractions & Activities

Columbia County

U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

 All Claverack Listings

 Claverack U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12513, Orchards, U-Pick farm, upper-Hudson Valley, pick-your-own farm, apples, pears, plums, raspberries, currents, gooseberries, U-Pick, Apple Picking, Berry Picking, Pear Picking, Plums Picking, Gooseberry Picking, Raspberry Picking | Columbia Philip Orchards "Pick-Your-Own"

  Philip Orchards, a U-Pick farm, is located at 270 Route 9H, Claverack NY 12513, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Philip Orchards is a pick-your-own farm offering apples, pears, plums, raspberries, currents & gooseberries. Philip Orchards  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  more . . .
 All Columbia County Listings

 Columbia County U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

McIntosh Empire pick picking apples eating Variety flavor recipes children kids prevent health benefits prevent illness dietary fiber pectin reduce cancer heart disease boron osteoporosis | Columbia Apple Country in New York State

  New York State apple growers have been perfecting their apples for over 300 years. Enjoy them all year long. From the classic McIntosh to the snappy Empire, New York has what you want in an apple. Taste the difference, savor the quality, share the pride. Apple Country in New York State | Columbia  website and more . . .

About Applefest, Hudson Valley, Village of Warwick, Top 100 Events, one-day event, Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment, festival, Festival proceeds benefit these and other local non-profit organizations, Things To Do and See at the Festival | Columbia Applefest Festival


About Applefest
Located in the Hudson Valley
Village of Warwick, New York

Admission is FREE
Applefest Festival | Columbia  website and more . . .
 All Ghent Listings

 Ghent U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12075, Farm, u-pick farm, pick-your-own, tree ripe fruit, Children, kids, enjoy picking cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pears, apples, Strawberries, red & black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, Petting Zoo | Columbia Loveapple Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  LoveApple Farm, a u-pick farm offering pick-your-own tree ripe fruit, is located at 1421 Route 9H, Ghent NY 12075, Columbia County in the Hudson Valley. Children, kids, and grandma and grandpa will enjoy picking tree-ripe cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pears, and apples. Strawberries, red & black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, currants, and gooseberries. Loveapple Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  website and more . . .
 All Hillsdale Listings

 Hillsdale U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12529, Farm, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own berries, herbs, upper-Hudson Valley, U-Pick, Berry Picking, Herb Picking | Columbia White Oak Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  White Oak Farm, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own berries and herbs, is located at 65 Whippoorwill Road, Hillsdale NY 12529, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. White Oak Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  more . . .
 All Hudson Listings

 Hudson U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12534, Farm, U-Pick farm, pick-you-own apples, upper-Hudson Valley, pick-your-own farm, apples, McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Macoun, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Northern Spy, Rome, U-Pick, Apple Picking | Columbia Don Baker Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  Don Baker Farm, a U-Pick farm offering pick-you-own apples, is located at 183 Route 14, Hudson NY 12534, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. This pick-your-own farm offers many varieties of apples, including McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Macoun, Mutsu, Empire, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Northern Spy, Rome and Fuji. Don Baker Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  website and more . . .

12534, Farm, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own, raspberry, roadside market, heirloom tomatoes, fall squashes, fruits, vegetables, fall raspberries, farm bakery, U-Pick, Fall Raspberries Picking | Columbia Green Acres Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  Green Acres Farm, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own late fall raspberries, is located at 226 Route 82, Hudson NY, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Green Acres Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  more . . .
 All Kinderhook Listings

 Kinderhook U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12106, Orchards, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own apples, vegetables, upper-Hudson Valley, fruits, vegetables, picking dates for fruits and vegetables, pick-your-own, U-Pick, Apple Picking, Berry Picking, Grape Picking, Peach, Plum, Pumpkin, Vegetable Picking | Columbia Samascott Orchards "Pick-Your-Own"

  Samascott Orchards, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own apples and vegetables, is located at 5 Sunset Ave., Kinderhook NY 12106, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Samascott Orchards is a family owned and operated farm started in the early 1900's. Samascott Orchards  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  website and more . . .
 All Livingston Listings

 Livingston U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12534, Fruit Farm, U-Pick fruit, pick-your-own, peaches, cherries, apples, MacIntosh, Acey Macs, Jonagold, Cortland, Empire, Attractions, U-Pick, Apple Picking, Sour Cherry Picking, Sweet Cherry Picking, Peaches Picking, Pumpkin Picking | Columbia Fix Brothers Fruit Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  Fix Brothers Fruit Farm, offering U-Pick fruit, is located at 215 White Birch Road, Livingston (for MapQuest enter Hudson), NY 12534, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Fix Brothers Fruit Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  website and more . . .

12534, Farms, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own berries, apples, fruit, fruit for pick-your-own, cherries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, U-Pick, Apple Picking, Berry Picking, Cherry Picking, Nectarine, Peach Picking, Raspberry Picking | Columbia Smith Farms "Pick-Your-Own"

  Smith Farms, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own berries and apples, is located at 200 White Birch Road, Livingston NY 12534, Columbia County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Smith Farms is a small fruit farm in the historic and beautiful Hudson Valley. We have over 6,500 new generation trees and canes that offer their fruit for pick-your-own from July to October. Smith Farms  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  website and more . . .
 All Valatie Listings

 Valatie U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12184, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, fresh baked goods, Attractions, Tractor Rides, Local Cheeses, Organic mixes and nuts, Organic Kosher Maple Syrup and Candy, U-Pick, Apple Picking, Pumpkin Picking, Vegetable Picking | Columbia Golden Harvest Farms "Pick-Your-Own"

  Golden Harvest Farms, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, is located at 3074 US 9, Valatie NY 12184, Columbia County in the Hudson Valley. Golden Harvest Farms offers a wide selection of fruits, vegetables and baked goods From hot apple cider donuts right from our on-site bakery to batch-crafted apple cider pressed every week . . . and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Golden Harvest Farms  "Pick-Your-Own" | Columbia  website and more . . .

 More Hudson Valley  U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Albany Albany County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Dutchess Dutchess County
      [7 listings over 6 locations]
U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Greene Greene County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Orange Orange County
      [6 listings over 2 locations]
U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Putnam Putnam County
      [2 listings over 1 location]
U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Rensselaer Rensselaer County
      [7 listings over 5 locations]
U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Rockland Rockland County
      [4 listings over 3 locations]
U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Ulster Ulster County
      [13 listings over 9 locations]
U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Westchester Westchester County
      [6 listings over 4 locations]

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 Pick-Your-Own | U-Pick

Columbia County Local Farms
Pick-Your-Own / U-Pick
Apple Picking, Berry Picking
Pumpkin Picking

Going green encompasses many small and large acts, each contributing to saving our environment, and our planet. We can all contribute by doing seemingly small acts that collectively add up to major contributions. Each of us can contribute to "going green" by buying from local farms and Farmers Markets. Columbia County offers many local farms and Farmers Markets where you can buy fresh and healthy produce from the bounty of the Hudson Valley; and for a special treat pick-your-own fruits and vegetables and one of many U-pick farms in Columbia County, New York.

Visit your local farm in Columbia County. There are many farms throughout Columbia, offering a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other farm fresh products. Select delicious produce at one of the Farmers' Markets or at a market on the farm. For a day out in the fresh air, pick-your-own fruit and vegetables on a U-pick farm. Bring the kids, bring the whole family, or go yourself and experience a beautiful and satisfying day on the farm.

Visit farms in the towns of Ancram, New York, Chatham, New York, Claverack, New York, Hudson, New York, and Kinderhook, New York. The farms in Columbia County sell a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including New York apples, berries, pumpkins and U-pick produce. In addition to pick-your-own fruits, many local farms have acres of delicious vegetables available for you to pick-your-own; or you can buy the already picked produce at the farms market stand. You will also find that many farm markets offer a wide range of fresh jars of honey, jams and chutney. Several of the markets also offer fresh apple cider to go with the donuts that have just been made . . . yum. You can also find local crafts, cheeses, soups, and other specialty items that are charming and made locally.

Select one or more farms to visit at local farms in Columbia County and go apple, berry, or even pumpkin picking in Columbia.Farmer's markets and Pick-Your-Own farms abound throughout the county of Columbia in the upper-Hudson Valley. There are farm markets for all seasons offering many wonderful items including homegrown seasonal fruits & produce such as apples, peaches, apricots, nectarines, pears, plums, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes & corn. Some farms are open through late December selling Christmas trees and other seasonal items.

Children enjoy activities at your local pick-your-own farm such as picking raspberries, blueberries, apples, and pumpkins for Halloween. Many pick-your-own farms offer additional healthy outdoor activities for the kids including hayrides, a corn maze, and pick your own pumpkin - for very strong children.

Visit organic farms in Columbia County. Some farms offer healthy organic produce with more farms working toward going organic or getting a Farmers Pledge certification. Among the many organic farms offering healthy produce are organic farms selling vegetables, organic meats including red meat and poultry, eggs, and more.

Several pick-your-own farms have beautiful views of the hills and mountains of Columbia County, also offering kids a wonderful time outdoors "picking their own food". Pick-you-own, also known as U-Pick farms are great fun for children and kids of all ages.

Farmers Markets abound in the Hudson River Valley. To find your local market or list of Farmers Markets in the Hudson River Valley, click on the Local Harvest website and enter your zip code or city. A list is displayed of local Farmers Markets, with address and hours of operation.

Buy Local Movement
The "buy local" movement is quickly taking us beyond the promise of environmental responsibility that the organic movement delivered, and awakening us to the importance of community, variety, humane treatment of farm animals, and social and environmental responsibility in regard to our food economy.

Local Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. From the traditional "Mercados" in the Peruvian Andes to the unique street markets in Asia, growers all over the world gather weekly to sell their produce directly to the public. In the last decade they have become a favorite marketing method for many farmers throughout the United States, and a weekly ritual for many shoppers.

In a Farmers Market, farmers sell their products once or twice a week at a designated public place like a park or parking lot. Some Farmers Markets have live entertainment. Shopping at a Farmers Market is a great way to meet local farmers and get fresh, flavorful produce. Many farms have set-up farm markets on their own farm. In addition to fresh picked fruits and vegetables, the Farmers’ Markets often sells crafts and other locally made products.

Farmers Markets provide a means for local producers of agricultural products to sell those products directly to the consumer. Many communities throughout New York State view Farmers Markets as a positive avenue for supporting local agriculture, providing a source of fresh fruits and vegetables to the residents of their community, and as a means of drawing people into their community aiding in the economic redevelopment of an area.

The Farmers’ Market Federation of New York is a statewide not-for-profit organization designed to both promote and provide support services for the Farmers Markets within New York State. The Federation was formed through the collective efforts of market managers throughout the state, Cooperative Extension, and the Department of Agriculture & Markets, and was initially funded by a Federal State Marketing Improvement Grant in early 1998.

Large-scale chemical agriculture continues to poison our soil and our water, and weaken our communities. Buying directly from a family farm can help put a stop to this unfortunate trend. By purchasing organic produce from your local farmer, you are working to maintain a healthy environment, a vibrant community, and a strong and sustainable local economy for you and for your family.

Organic Food
The freshest, healthiest, most flavorful organic food is food that is grown locally. Organically grown food is free from exposure to harmful chemicals; but that is only one part of the importance of organic products. A larger part of Organic Agriculture involves the health of the soil and of the ecosystems in which crops and livestock are raised. Organic Agriculture is born from the idea that a healthy environment significantly benefits crops and the health of those consuming them. In addition, organic practices are also viable in the long term, since they are efficient in their use of resources. Unlike large scale "chemical agriculture", Organic Agriculture does not damage the environment and our local community.

Throughout the Hudson Valley, local farms and farmer's markets abound. Visit a local farmer's market in Albany, Rensselaer, Greene County, Columbia County, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and the lower-Hudson counties of Westchester and Rockland. Experience the colorful abundance of nutritious, high quality locally grown foods, the aroma of fresh produce and the friendly banter of farmers and customers, neighbors and families. A visit to a Farmers Market is an adventure, and among the fun things to do in your own community. Bring the children. Children love visiting their local farmer's market where they can meet the farmers, ask questions, and learn about the food. Farmers' Markets also provide a lesson in supporting your own community and the environment.

Both economic and health factors have resulted in the growth of Farmers Markets across the country. Not only is a completely new generation of farmers seeking retail outlets that increase their profitability and viability thus preserving agriculture for themselves and future generations, but also, consumers are discovering that Farmers Markets are a fun, reasonably priced, alternative to supermarkets. At Farmers Markets they have direct access to fresh, healthy local foods and to the farmers who produce the foods. The experience inevitably includes developing relationships and friendships with the farmers and gaining an understanding and appreciation of where their food comes from and how it is produced.

Use the Local Harvest website on the Farmers Markets & Local Farms page to find Farmers Markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other delicious and healthy treats.

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