Farm Fresh

Take any road through Dutchess County, head in any direction, and eventually, you'll pass a farm. More likely, several. Agriculture is a driving economic force in the Hudson Valley, and a way of life. To get the complete Hudson Valley Farm Fresh experience, avail yourself of the many opportunities to enjoy its bounty.

Many family-owned farms welcome you to pick-your-own produce, make purchases from their farm stands, or join them during family-oriented festivals. Vineyards will invite you to taste their vintages from local grapes, and perhaps stay for a picnic or concert.

For broader exposure to Hudson Valley's homegrown, farm fresh artisanal products, visit a farmers' market - a one-stop-shopping opportunity. Several towns in Dutchess County host these weekly, and sometimes year round. Or, try a specialty food shop, where you can pack your picnic basket with fresh cheeses, breads, and other locally-crafted delicacies.

If farm-to-table eating is your passion, and you ardently support the Slow Food movement, you'll appreciate a day immersed in Dutchess County's culinary Hudson Valley culture. Do it on your own with our suggested self-guided itineraries, or join a like-minded group on our scheduled Farm Fresh tours.

• Download the #DutchCraftBev trail map and brochure!

• Watch the Dutchess Craft Beverage Video


Travel Itineraries


Top 10 Events This February 2019 1. 17th Annual ModFest When: January 31 – February 10th | Where: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie  Year after year Vassar College presents ModFest, an exploration of the arts. The festival spans... Read More »


Saturday, Apr 6th, 2019 - 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm - The Art Effect ~ Reel Expressions International Teen Film Festival at The Bardavon Read More »
Wednesday, Apr 24th, 2019 - 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm - LUNAFEST Dutchess County: Women's Film Festival Premiere & Cocktail Reception Read More »
Saturday, Apr 27th, 2019 - All Day Event - Hudson Valley KidVenture 2019 Read More »
Sunday, Apr 28th, 2019 - All Day Event - Hudson Valley KidVenture 2019 Read More »
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 - 3:30 pm - Tower Music Series - at The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie Read More »





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