Farms and Farmers Markets.
A wonderful way to see the valley, farms and their markets, offer tastes and treats that are sure to impress. Each Sunday, from May to November, Rhinebeck hosts a plentiful farmer's market from 10am-2pm. Sample honey and cheeses, shop for local meats and eggs, and buy fresh cider doughnuts to snack on while you walk.
Grieg Farm offers a U-pick selection throughout the growing season. And orchards, Hardeman Farms, Fraleigh's Rose Hill Farm, and Mead Orchards showcase fruits and vegetables from May to October.
Wonderful farm stands provide the freshest flavors from the valley. Migliorelli Farm Stand is located on the eastern side of the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge and Montgomery Place Orchards, located at the intersection of Rt 9G and Rt 199, both provide a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as other locally made products like pies, breads, granola, and honeys.
You might also take advantage of the local specialty food stores that will spoil you with local flavors and outstanding taste. Wild Hive Farm serves products made entirely from 100% local organic flour. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch exclusively with local eggs, dairy, meats and grains. In addition, the quaint store provides the areas honeys, jams, syrups, cheese, butters, beans and homemade meals.
In 1983, John Harney bought his own tea company and aimed to sell great tea at a price that would make it an everyday luxury. Visit Harney and Sons’ Fine Teas in Millerton.
And finally, we would like to showcase Gray Horse Farm. They provide our breakfast table with USDA Certified Organic eggs and breakfast meats. Our weekly delivery ensures quality products that are good for you and taste exceptionally fresh.
Dutchess County prides itself on the flavors and variety of its food and farm products. Visit Dutchess Tourism and look for the Farm Fresh link to learn more about farming and local food efforts in the Hudson Valley. This site also provides a brochure, map, and listing of over 25 farm stands and markets.