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Fishkill Farms (Peaches, Plums & Berries)

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Fishkill Farms (Peaches, Plums & Berries)

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Reviews (31)

  • ISO: Apple Picking venues for kids

    We've had good experiences at Fishkill Farms as well but agree the food lines have always been really long especially on weekends (we've only gone pre pandemic though).
  • ISO: Apple Picking venues for kids

    Went to Fishkill Farms last Sunday and it was a bit chaotic; the lines for food and drinks were super long
  • ISO: Apple Picking venues for kids

    We’ve had great success with Fishkilll Farms!
  • Question re: Apple Picking w/ Kids

    Fishkill farms is also good but a little further away.
  • U-Pick farms

    We went to Fishkill Farms for apple picking. They have pears and peacjes and tons more fruit in summer. It's a pretty nice family visit. We had a great time.
  • Apple picking or farmhouse

    We enjoy going to Fishkill Farms - great orchard and they also have a lovely cider tasting deck. It is 1.5 hours away from Park Slope. You need a reservation, which can be made online.
  • fishkill farm for apple picking...?

    We went yesterday and it was such a great experience. We arrived late and were a bit worried about losing our time slot and not only was it a nonissue but at 9:45 am the orchards were basically empty and we didn't see more than a few other families until 11. There were plenty of Golden Delicious, Matsu, and Empire apples, and you could drive into the orchard and next to each section of apples and then drive to the next one if you didn't want to walk. We also grabbed a few pumpkins from their patch. They ask that only one person per party enters the farm store but my husband did find that rule to be mostly ignored and social distancing wasn't really happening inside. You can avoid this by placing an order in advance for pickup if you want jams and other provisions, but not for donuts or pies. I expect it might feel a little bit different at the weekend, but we felt incredibly safe and will plan to go back next year.
  • What's the deal with Apple Picking this year? Any family friendly places that follow good covid protocols/social distancing?

    We just went apple picking at Fishkill Farms yesterday and it was awesome! You need to reserve a time to go and they had it very well staffed and kept folks moving along. Everyone needed to wear masks and with the crowd control and size of the farms, it felt very safe and easy to social distance. In addition to the vast orchard, they have a pumpkin patch, a corn maze and a farm store. And they have ah-mazing hard cider, so the grown ups can have a treat too :-) Plus, it's only an hour and a half away and a lovely drive up the Hudson with the changing leaves. All in all, I highly recommend.
  • What's the deal with Apple Picking this year? Any family friendly places that follow good covid protocols/social distancing?

    Hi Jon we went to Fishkill Farms 2 weeks ago (2 hr drive) and they have you reserve a time spot and prepurchase a large bag of apples. It's slightly more expensive than in years past where you just weigh what you pick, but the elimination of weighing and phasing their time slots contributed to a sparser more contact-free atmosphere than before. Nearly everyone there was masking. I can't remember if they had physical distance markers in front of food stands or not but overall we didn't feel any more crowded than in Prospect Park. Great apples/Asian pears, lunch food, and doughnuts...
  • Winter CSA share or aggregated "farm delivery" service

    Fishkill Farms is lovely and did a pro rated share that we pick up Saturdays. No packaging waste at all and feels so eco friendly.
  • Winter CSA share or aggregated "farm delivery" service

    Welcome back to Brooklyn! I have a CSA share from Fishkill Farms, https://www.fishkillfarms.com/csa/how-it-works/ - I pick it up every Saturday on 4th St below 5th Ave (the half block between JJ Byrne Park and MS51). Yesterday was Week 17 of 25 of their summer shares, and the winter set start Dec 25. I don’t know if they have prorated summer shares available. I haven’t done the winter share, but obviously the contents will be different here than in Georgia, but it’s always great quality
  • Winter CSA share or aggregated "farm delivery" service

    Fishkill Farms is lovely and did a pro rated share that we pick up Saturdays. No packaging waste at all and feels so eco friendly.
  • Winter CSA share or aggregated "farm delivery" service

    I have a CSA share from Fishkill Farms, https://www.fishkillfarms.com/csa/how-it-works/ - I pick it up every Saturday on 4th St below 5th Ave (the half block between JJ Byrne Park and MS51). Yesterday was Week 17 of 25 of their summer shares, and the winter set start Dec 5. I don’t know if they have prorated summer shares available. I haven’t done the winter share, but obviously the contents will be different here than in Georgia, but it’s always great quality
  • Best orchards for apple picking

    While it can also get very crowded, we love Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, NY and all the orchards (focus more on the produce and views than the carnival feel) in the New Paltz area.
  • Apple picking?

    Another vote for Fishkill! We’ve been CSA members for 2 years and have been fruit picking there for the last 8. Recently went for nectarines, peaches, blackberries and apples
  • Apple picking?

    I second Fishkill! Their Treasury Cider tasting room is a great spot for a sunset drink before the train home :)
  • Apple picking?

    My favorite place to go fruit picking is Fishkill Farms. It’s a little far, but they have a great selection, including some organic varieties. They also have a hay ride and food onsite. The food is really good, so you can stay all day if you want.
  • CSA (farm share) recommendation?

    We loved the produce from Fishkill Farms. We liked it better than the years that we tried Park Slope CSA on Union. Pick up is at JJ Byrne. The only problem is that it was only on Saturdays, which meant that we missed some days when we were away for the weekend in the summer.
  • CSA (farm share) recommendation?

    We’ve been members of the Fishkill Farms CSA for quite a few years now and love it. We only get a half share and it’s still plenty each week. Pickup is on Saturday 9am-2pm at the Old Stone House. It’s all organic and it makes us try a lot of vegetables we might not normally cook.
  • Apple picking by car

    About 1.5 hrs due north on the Taconic by car and it’s right next to Beacon so you can make a day of it and lunch/poke around in the cute shops in Beacon.
  • Apple Picking...?

    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...
  • [PSP Dads Group] Apple Picking

    Fishkill Farms - great with kids and only 15 min away to do the Walkway over the Hudson.
  • "real" pumpkin patch?

    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.)
  • Apple picking places...

    We just spent a great morning at Fishkill Farms, which has plenty of apples.
  • fruit picking in a farm nearby

    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.
  • Strawberry/blueberry picking - Thank you and Summary

    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.
  • Re: Help me find the perfect Apple picking spot?

    look at the Fishkill Farms website. I think most of their apples are organic or minimally treated—and it’s a really lovely place.
  • Re: Help me find the perfect Apple picking spot?

    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!
  • Apple picking

    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.
  • Re: Apple picking

    I also love Fishkill Farm! They are less crowded and have a great area to relax pre / post picking.
  • Applepicking further away that's less crazy

    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.

 

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