The Stalk Market’s Blooming: A Guide to Local U-Pick Flower Farms
We love picking apples and peaches as much as the next local, but here's where to gather the Valley's freshest floral finds
Brittany Hollow Farm has been growing colorful varieties since 2008.
Photo: Debby Mosher
Wake up and smell the roses—and while you’re at it, take some home too. As farms prep for hearty autumnal harvests, many boast an untraditional kind of seasonal bounty. Pick-your-own flower farms are booming and blooming, offering the chance to create customizable, self-cut bouquets at affordable prices. This summer, wander through these fragrant fields and get snipping. Your floral fiesta awaits.
Brittany Hollow Farm
Here at this family owned, pesticide-free farm, BYOB takes on a new meaning. Bring your own bucket to save $2 on your daily pickings, or take home one of theirs for a $12 gallon of fresh blooms. You’ll find 30 vivid varieties among their vast 2.5-acre field, July through September.
7141-7229 Albany Post Rd., Rhinebeck, 845-417-7099
Domesticities & the Cutting Garden
From cut-your-own to full service, these fresh flowers won’t fail. If you can’t find what you’re looking for among their 100-plus varieties, the Cutting Garden can grow specific breeds just for you. Pickings are available and in bloom May through October.
4055 Rt. 52, Youngsville, 845-482-3333
This fourth-generation, family owned farm offers both self-cut and home-gardening options. Grab a basket and clipper before heading over to the flower field to create your custom bouquet, or browse through the 40,000 square feet of greenhouse space for all your gardening needs. Visit June through October to select 13 stems for $5.
516 Spook Rock Rd., Hudson, 518-851-9629
Meander through the acre-long front yard garden of this 200-year-old family farm for a colorful selection of sun-grown zinnias, daises, snapdragons, sunflowers, and more. Design your own unique 15-stem bouquet for $6.50, June through October.
5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson, 845-626-7137