Monday, July 31, 2017

Growing With Pride: Exploring Our Local Farm Markets

The Hudson Valley is home to a thriving farm-to-table culture with fresh local ingredients in abundance from the first days of spring through last days of fall.  The region's rich fertile soil and fresh mountain air have kept our farmers growing with pride for more than 300 years!

No trip to the Hudson Valley would be complete without paying a visit to a local family owned farm to sample the fruit of their labor! Our guests love visiting these rustic local farm markets, each offering a variety of fresh produce just minutes away.
Kelder's Farm Market
5755 Route 209 Kerhonkson 12446 (845) 626-7137
Rondout Valley's largest U-Pick farm with over 100 acres of seasonal fruits and vegetables for you to enjoy as well as friendly farm animals, prize-winning Homegrown Mini-Golf, a massive kid-pleasing jumping pillow, and a famous record-setting giant garden gnome. U-pick fruits and vegetables from asparagus to zucchini. Farm market, greenhouse, petting zoo, field trips, school tours, corn maze, mini-golf. Open year-round, seasonal hours. 
Saunderskill Farms
5100 Route 209 Accord 12404 (845)-626-2676
The second oldest operating farm in the US offering U-Pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins. Vegetables and fruits in season. Flowering annuals and perennials and herbs. Check out their bakery offering fresh-made sandwiches and soups.  Market items include maple syrup, honey, jams, jellies, gifts and holiday items. Horse-drawn hayrides in the Fall. Daily except Mondays 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Westwind Orchard
215 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord NY, 12404   (845) 626-0659
One of the area's most historic apple orchards. Everything grown at Westwind Orchard is certified organic. It's also a great place to come experience the history of the Rondout Valley, relax and enjoy the day. Also serving thin crust wood fired pizza on nonna's authentic pizza dough and handcrafted hard cider when available. Open for pick-your-own apples, raspberries and pumpkins every Saturday and Sunday mid-August through October. 
Sheeley's Farm Stand
2752 Lucas Turnpike Accord 12404 (845)687-4497
Organic grown produce. Greenhouse open in May for bedding and vegetable plants. July - September 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Want to more to explore?  There are dozens of growers within a stone’s throw of the resort, producing more than 17 million pounds of fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, butter, milk and cheese, maple syrup, beer and more every year!

Visiting a local farm-stand is a great way to spend the day while visiting the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, where there’s always something new to discover just around the corner.

Offering a full service health spa with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, aerobic and strength training fitness centers, tennis & basketball & more- you'll feel a world away, just 90 miles from NYC.  Give us a call today, and we'll help make the most of your stay!

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