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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

 All Castleton-on-Hudson ListingsRensselaer

 Castleton-on-Hudson U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12033 Goold Orchards Castleton NY Hudson River apples Rensselaer County Farm Bureau's annual farm beautification award Macintosh Crispin Jonamac Ida Red sweet apple cider Bakery 
Fall Festival Wine Tent wineries Apple Pickin' Time | Rensselaer Brookview Station Winery

  Brookview Station Winery is located at 1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton, NY. Goolds Orchards is 9 miles from downtown Albany on the east side of the Hudson River in the town of Schodack. Our farm has been in the Goold family since 1910. Our goal is to grow and sell only the highest quality apples. Goold Orchards has won the New York State apple consumer package contest and also Rensselaer County Farm Bureau's annual farm beautification award. Brookview Station Winery | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
 All East Greenbush ListingsRensselaer

 East Greenbush U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12061, Berry Farm, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own apples, upper-Hudson Valley, Pick-Your-Own, U-Pick, Apple Picking | Rensselaer Best Berry Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  Best Berry Farm, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own apples, is located at 1078 Best Road Box 142 B, East Greenbush NY 12061, Rensselaer County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Best Berry Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Rensselaer  more . . .
 All Rensselaer County ListingsRensselaer

 Rensselaer 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 | Rensselaer 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 | Rensselaer  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 | Rensselaer Applefest Festival


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

Admission is FREE
Applefest Festival | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
 All Schaghticoke ListingsRensselaer

 Schaghticoke U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12154, Farm, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own, blueberries, raspberries, upper-Hudson Valley, Hoosic River, farm fresh, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, Attractions, Face painting, Farm animals, Berry Picking, Pumpkin Picking | Rensselaer Liberty Ridge Farm "Pick-Your-Own"

  Liberty Ridge Farm, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own fresh grown blueberries and raspberries, is located at 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke NY 12154, Rensselaer County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Liberty Ridge Farm is conveniently located on 100 picturesque acres along the Hoosic River in Schaghticoke, New York; just a 30 minute drive from Albany or Saratoga Springs. Liberty Ridge Farm  "Pick-Your-Own" | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
 All Schodack ListingsRensselaer

 Schodack U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin

12033, Farm, U-Pick farm, pick-your-own strawberries, red and black raspberries, apples, pumpkins, upper-Hudson Valley, low spray, U-Pick, Attractions, Hayrides (free), Petting Paddock, U-Pick, Pick your own apples, berries, pumpkins, strawberries | Rensselaer Farm At Kristy's Barn "Pick-Your-Own"

  Farm At Kristy's Barn, a U-Pick farm offering pick-your-own strawberries, red and black raspberries, apples and pumpkins, is located at 2385 Brookview Road, Schodack NY 12033, Rensselaer County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Farm At Kristy's Barn  "Pick-Your-Own" | Rensselaer  website and more . . .

12156, Orchards, U-Pick farm, apples, berries, pumpkins, downtown Albany,  upper-Hudson Valley, picking schedule, U-Pick, Apples Picking, Berry Picking, Pumpkin Picking | Rensselaer Goold Orchards "Pick-Your-Own"

  Goold Orchards, a U-Pick farm offering apples, berries, and pumpkins, is located 9 miles from downtown Albany on the east side of the Hudson River in the town of Schodack NY 12156, Rensselaer County in the upper-Hudson Valley. Press blue button for picking schedule at Goold Orchards. Goold Orchards  "Pick-Your-Own" | Rensselaer  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 | Columbia Columbia County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Dutchess Dutchess County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Greene Greene County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Orange Orange County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Putnam Putnam County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Rockland Rockland County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Ulster Ulster County
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U-Pick | Apple, Berry, Pumpkin | Westchester Westchester County
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Rensselaer County Local Farms
Pick-Your-Own / U-Pick
Apple Picking, Berry Picking
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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. Rensselaer 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 at one of many U-Pick farms in Rensselaer County, New York.

Visit local farms in Rensselaer County. There are many farms throughout Rensselaer, 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 Castleton, New York, Petersburg, New York, East Greenbush, New York, Schaghticoke, New York, and Schodack, New York. The farms in Rensselaer 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 offer fresh apple cider to go with the donuts that have just been made . . . or enjoy a fresh cup of coffee; delicious. 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 Rensselaer County and go apple, berry, or even pumpkin picking in Rensselaer Farmer's markets and Pick-Your-Own farms abound throughout the county of Rensselaer 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 kids.

Several pick-your-own farms have beautiful views of the hills and mountains overlooking the towns of Rensselaer, 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.

There are many farms situated throughout the Hudson River Valley. 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. Kids 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 often develops into 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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