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November 10, 2019

Making a Bow for a Wreath is easy, but it takes a bit of Practice!Susan Hurd has been making bows ever since she started the Christmas Tree Season here at our family farm, over 25 years ago. See how she teaches Sarah, the next generation, how to make her very 1st bow t...

No more rain in the forecast and another beautiful weekend heading our way. Everyone loves to spend their long weekend in the country. Where should you go apple picking Columbus Weekend? Hurds Family Farm is the best place to enjoy the fall festival. Weather pending it...

September 11, 2019

Sunny with warm breezes and plenty of school groups picking their day to come on an Apple Picking Field Trip! Our reservation specialist Deb has her phone on and is calculating cider donut quantities as we update this post. (Originally Posted August 29, 2018: The summe...

September 4, 2019

The beautiful weather continues on this 1st day of school with a passing thunderstorm this afternoon. The apples could use some cooler nights to get some color.  Good LUCK to all those teachers and students who are making connections and setting up for an AMAZING schoo...

Today’s rain makes our pumpkin, corn and hemp fields very happy and did not stop the camp kids from splashing around in our irrigation demo. The thunderstorms are also welcome as long as they do not bring any hail which could damage our precious apples. You may have no...

Apples aren't just for picking and eating. They make great tools for painting and stamping. Kids will love this 4th of July craft. Learn how to apple stamp.

We can not contain our excitement!!

We are deep into planning our school year calendar and things are changing for the better. To start, we decided our little ones deserve a day all to themselves. If you are a nursery school, preschool, kindergarten,1st grade or special...

There are so many things that make our family apple farm extra special. Our new guests and the ones that have been coming to our farm year after year is really at the heart of it. This year we have created some new and exciting special events to add to your pick your o...

How do you take hours of raw video footage and choose the best 2 minutes to create an engaging video for prospective pick your own goers? Think about what activities are the most representative of the best apple picking in the Hudson Valley. Here are the ones our team...

Sunny with a chance of snow at the start of 2019. This apple turnover recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser for breakfast or dessert. Get kids cooking this winter and snacking on apples with this fun semi-homemade apple recipe. There are just a few simple ingredients th...

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