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Posted in Fishkill Farms (Fishkill) on July 8, 2009 by jaydel818

DSC035129 Fishkill Farm Road
Hopewell Junction, New York


Having pretty much slept through cherry season, I’m sad to say that my brand-new cherry pitter (which I was so looking forward to using) will be retired for the season unused (kinda’ like Xavier Nady for you Yankee fans out there).

Rich and I drove up to the Hopewell Junction area in the hopes that we might catch some of the last, wayward cherries.  I had visions of pickled sour cherries, sweet cherries with arugula and walnuts, cherry preserves, and maybe a homemade cherry pie.  Alas, it was not to be.


It worked out better anyway because blueberries and black currants, which were in season, do not need to be pitted.  Hooray!


We headed up to Fishkill Farms, whose orchards have been owned by the Morgenthau family since 1914.  Josh Morganthau, grandson of farm founder Henry Morgenthau Jr., is committed to sustainable agriculture and non-toxic pest control.

A variety of U-Pick fruits are available for harvest, including:

  • Blueberries in mid-June
  • Blackberries in mid-July
  • Cherries in late June-July
  • Peaches and apricots in July-August
  • 16 types of apples and pears from August to October

The Fishkill Farm vegetable garden grows rainbow chard, baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, kale, carrots, sweet and hot peppers, summer squash, snap peas, radishes, edamame, purple cauliflower, kale, Thai basil, lemon cucumbers, chiogga beets, brussel sprouts, and hand melons.


The farm market also has baked goods, pasture-raised chickens and eggs, milk, cheese, and preserves.


There is also a lovely little cafe where you can sit and enjoy a snack.


We also found, in the market, some incredible marshmallows that happen to be vegan from a Long Island City-based company called Sweet and Sara.  I voted for the strawberry flavor but was outgunned by Rich, who insisted on cinnamon pecan.  I’m glad we went with his suggestion because these babies tasted like delicious, cold, little cinnamon buns.


We had a great day and went home to make some delicious berry jams.  If you’re looking for a day trip, support local, seasonal, sustainable produce by visiting Fishkill Farms’ U-Pick and/or farmers’ market!