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We have been growing Christmas Trees at our Family Farm for over 25 years. We actually started out with a small patch at our home farm on Hurds Road. Susan has always loved the Spirit of Christmas and bringing Joy to local families with her evergreen creations. See how...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Sunny and breezy with a high of 34 and 3 inches of snow expected tomorrow. All of the Hurds elves are preparing for Santa's skydive and our winter Christmas Tree season. Santa is expected around noon on Black Friday, here is what you can expect when you come to join in...

September 12, 2018

A bit of rain today, but the weekend weather forecast is perfect for apple picking in upstate NY! There are plenty of great places to have a picnic on our farm! We wanted to share with you the top 5 places to picnic at our Hudson Valley Apple Farm ranked by our team. A...

Today is hot, but this weekend should be high 60s and perfect for apple and pumpkin picking in the Hudson Valley. Add some excitement to your apple orchard trip with the Guinness Book of World Records. You can break a current record or create a category of your own. It...

The summer heat continues. Boy was it hot today! The guys are picking apples on the home farm and happy guests at the pick your own are bringing home bags of ripe juicy apples. Nothing is better than picking a NY apple and taking a big bite out of it, but how do you de...

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