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    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 07-Oct-2017
    Subject:  Apple Picking...?
    Comment:  My husband and daughter had a great time with other families from her school at fish kill farms in the Hudson valley. I think two hours each way. Lovely apples...
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 07-Oct-2017
    Subject:  [PSP Dads Group] Apple Picking
    Comment:  Fishkill Farms - great with kids and only 15 min away to do the Walkway over the Hudson.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  "real" pumpkin patch?
    Comment:  We were at Fishkill Farms a few weeks ago and went to a bona fide pumpkin patch - there was a worker standing by with a knife to cut the stem of the one we wanted. You could call them to see if that is still an option at this point in the season! (The pumpkin we selected is still in excellent shape as it awaits carving.)
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 04-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Apple picking places...
    Comment:  We just spent a great morning at Fishkill Farms, which has plenty of apples.
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    On 29-Jun-2015
    Subject:  fruit picking in a farm nearby
    Comment:  We went to Fishkill Farms this past weekend for strawberry picking. it was fun and on the weekends they do a great BBG. Further North we LOVE Kelder's in Kerkoshen - pick your own, a few animals to feed, and a huge jumpy pillow, and then lunch in High Falls.
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    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  Strawberry/blueberry picking - Thank you and Summary
    Comment:  It's too late for strawberries but Fishkill Farms has a ton of pick your own with whatever is in season. We were there for the strawberries a while ago so I'm pretty sure those are gone, but they have a lot of other stuff as well as activities for kids (hay rides, farm animals, etc). It's about 90 minutes north of the city in fishkill.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: Help me find the perfect Apple picking spot?
    Comment:  look at the Fishkill Farms website. I think most of their apples are organic or minimally treated—and it’s a really lovely place.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: Help me find the perfect Apple picking spot?
    Comment:  We went to Fishkill Farms this Saturday and it was great! There were still apples on the trees... but you had to go to the trees further from the road to get to them. They had almost all the "eco-apples" open for picking but none of the organics, but this changes week to week. I'm not sure how much longer they will be open this season but we had a great time this past weekend. They also had a grill with hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs and corn on the cob. and hot apple cider and hot chocolate and fresh apple cider donuts that were delicious! no petting zoo or corn mazes, but we did get a ride on a wagon pulled by a tractor - which was quite a fun time for the boys!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 06-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Apple picking
    Comment:  Not that close to Brooklyn but since we are close by (went to army football in West Point), we went to Fishkill Farm. We like very much. If you go early, you can have picnic anywhere in the farm and pick apples at the same time.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 06-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Re: Apple picking
    Comment:  I also love Fishkill Farm! They are less crowded and have a great area to relax pre / post picking.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 06-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Applepicking further away that's less crazy
    Comment:  We went to Fishkill Farm yesterday. It is 90 minutes away from Park Slope (took 2 hr with traffic). It was crowded and they did not have many activities for kids, but they have a great selection of apples (this is the reason we chose to drive that far). I believe right now they have 6 - 8 different types of apples ready to be picked. They also have a pumpkin patch and a farm store with a cafe and live music. The kids had a blast picking and tasting different apples. What also sets them apart is that they use sustainable farming practices. It was definitely worth the drive.