For New Yorkers, farming isn’t just about fresh produce, it’s about the sustainable food and community culture that’s deeply rooted in the landscape. The second highest producer of apples and third highest producer of grapes in the U.S., our farms are flourishing with educational workshops, hands-on tours, and of course, the tastiest crops. Go to the source--visit these NY farms!
One of America’s oldest rural museums, The Farmers’ Museum takes a fascinating dive into 19th century farmstead and rural village life. For a modern perspective on healthy and sustainable food systems, Stone Barns Center trains farmers and educates children to improve the way America eats and farms. If you want to visit a farm near the Big Apple, head to the Queens County Farm Museum. It's the only working historical farm in New York City and the longest continuously farmed site in the state!
Your visit to Sprout Creek Farm could be a triple treat: it's a working farm; a market to sell cheeses, meats and Hudson Valley products; and an educational center. At Stone & Thistle Farm, grass-fed meat, eggs and milk are produced onsite so feel free to dine there, stay a night at their charming B&B or tour Kortright Creek Creamery for a treat. Rulfs Orchard started small and now offers retail and wholesale crops, including pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins; apples, vegetables, bedding plants, and they operate a cider mill, bakery, greenhouses and a dairy farm too.
Tucker Farms, home of the Great Adirondack Corn Maze and TuckerTaters, is family-owned and operated just north of Lake Placid. Learn more at a farm tour or pick-your-own strawberries. Murphy Orchards offers agricultural and Underground Railroad Heritage tours, and has a Country Store, Tea Room and u-pick strawberries, among other fascinating delights.