The Apple Farm Guide

Here's a quick list of the Valley's most recognized apple farms.


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Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont

Founded in 1916, this innovative place will legally remain a farm in perpetuity. Still, don’t wait too long to visit, pick a peck, have brunch in the café, or head to the cidery and brewery.
518.765.2956

Goold Orchard, Castleton

On Columbus Day weekend, this 107-year-old pick-your-own hosts a two-day apple festival.
518.732.7317

Philip Orchards, Claverack

Be ready to start picking here around Labor Day. No hayrides, nothing to distract from the trees themselves: it’s an apple-lover’s dream.
518.851.6351

Boehm Farm, Climax

This farm stand with pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and peaches has been serving up quality produce for more than 100 years, and is the only family-owned and -operated apple orchard remaining in Greene County.
518.731.6196

Samascott, Kinderhook

Pick hard-to-find apples at this 1,000-acre farm. The garden market offers 30 varieties of vegetable and herb plants, seasonal produce, and homemade ice cream.
518.758.7224

Jenkins-Lueken Orchard, New Paltz

Enjoy a hay ride to the u-pick orchards (with a pit stop at the corn maze); later, hit the market for one-stop dinner shopping.
845.255.0999

Hurds Family Farm, Modena

Boredom? Impossible here, with giant slides, pedal carts, bouncy air pillows, train rides, nature trails, hayrides, and a 2-acre corn maze. Did we mention apple-picking, too? Afterward, grab some eats at the cafe.
845.883.7825

Barton Orchards, Poughquag

Pick from 25 apple varieties, then wander among the five-acre corn maze, haunted house, inflatables, and a pedal kart race track.
845.227.2306

Lawrence Farms Orchards, Newburgh

There’s more to do after picking apples here: frolic in the storybook village, visit farm animals, and enjoy beautiful Hudson River views.
845.562.4268

Salinger’s Orchard, Brewster

Save yourself the trouble at this store, which has apples already picked for you — along with preserves, dressings, and honey.
845.277.3521

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm, Yorktown

Take a hayride to pick your own, visit the markets to buy cider, preserves, and more, but definitely stop by the bakery to watch them prepare (and then purchase and eat!) their delicious cider donuts. Check out the farm’s newest addition, the White Hill Vineyard and its Tasting & Tank Rooms.
914.245.5111

Pennings Farm, Warwick

Pony rides and pumpkin painting enthrall kids, the market offers artisan foodie items, and a pub and grill in a converted barn serves local craft beer and food, with live music on weekends.
Market: 845.986.5959; Orchard: 845.986.7080

The Orchards of Concklin, Pomona

Back in 1711, Nickolas Concklin purchased some land in Pomona and started farming. The farm is still owned by the Concklins, with apple picking on Sundays only during September and October. Don’t forget to visit the farm store and bakery, either.
845.354.0369

 

For more, go to hvmag.com/appleguide.

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