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Welcome to Mead Orchards 2013!
Spring's here, and we're busy on the farm preparing and planting
for the 2013 harvest season. Strawberries will be ready to pick
in June (actual dates not yet known).
Meanwhile, you'll find us at certain Farmers' Markets beginning in May.
Check our Farmers' Markets page for more info.
Mead Orchards is our family's picturesque, 180-acre fruit orchard and vegetable farm, located in the beautiful Mid-Hudson River Valley of New York! We've been here since 1916, and now grow nearly 40 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, cherries, strawberries and other berries. We also grow a wide variety of delicious greens, summer vegetables, winter squashes, and pumpkins. And now we also have our own honey, apple cider, jam, and tomato sauce.
We're located about 100 miles north of Manhattan, 50 miles south of Albany, and just 4 miles east of the Hudson River. Go to How to find us for map and directions.
On Weekends during the harvest season (plus the national Monday holidays of Labor Day and Columbus Day), some of our fruits and berries are available for you to "pick-your-own." We also bring our produce to several regional farmers markets throughout the week.
Here's GENERAL INFORMATION about U-Pick and Farmer's Markets
Actual schedule changes from year to year. See Pick-Your-Own page or
Farmers' Market page for current schedule, as it's available.
ON the farm: June through October
PICK-YOUR-OWN From June through October, we open our family's farm to offer some of our fruit, berries, and our pumpkins to you as Pick-Your-Own.
And, beginning around late-July, we'll have more of our delicious, already picked, fruits and vegetables available at our Farm Stand adjacent to the barn.
JUNE WEEKDAYS: Afternoons - 3 to 7 pm, WEEKENDS: 10 am to 6 pm
(NO farm stand)
ALL OTHER FRUIT picks WEEKENDS ONLY plus on national Monday holidays: Labor Day and Columbus Day. And please remember: all our listed U-PICK dates and available varieties are subject to change due to conditions such as weather, ripening times, crop size, and how soon they're all picked. It's nature, folks!
---------- below: Pick WEEKENDS ONLY ----------
Mid-JUNE to Mid-JULY WEEKENDS: 10 am to 6 pm
(NO farm stand)
BLUEBERRIES - Weekend Farm Stand opens
JULY WEEKENDS: 10 am to 6 pm
AUGUST WEEKENDS: 10 am to 6 pm
PEACHES - Weekend Farm Stand
Mid-JULY to Early SEPTEMBER WEEKENDS and Labor Day: 10 am to 6 pm
• Weekends throughout August you may come to the farm and pick your own luscious, ripe peaches right off the tree! Please see the Pick-Your-Own page for details. Also, please visit our farm stand, open during U-Pick hours.
APPLES, PUMPKINS - Weekend Farm Stand
Late August, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER WEEKENDS and Columbus Day: 10 am to 6 pm
• Weekends in late August, September and October, you may come to the farm and pick your own juicy apples! Many varieties are available as they ripen throughout the harvest season. And, about mid-September, we'll have several varieties of pumpkins. See the Pick-Your-Own page for details. Also, please visit our farm stand during U-Pick hours.
OFF the farm: May/June through November/December
FARMERS' MARKETS. From May through December we participate in several farmers' markets, located in Dutchess and Westchester counties. Please see the Farmers Markets page for locations, dates and times.
Mead Orchards LLC
Mailing address: 15 Scism Rd, Tivoli NY 12583
LOCATED: in northern Dutchess County, just off Route 9,
four miles north of the Red Hook Village traffic light.
Phone: 845-756-5641 -- Fax: 845-756-4008
page updated May 2, 2013