The Picking Is Ripe at These 5 U-Pick Farms in Ulster County

Ulster County may be known as a four-season playground of scenic beauty, but it’s also a produce-picking paradise filled with spectacular U-pick farms. Not only do these farms have picturesque views to make your Instagram photos shine, but they also offer unique experiences for all ages to make your special visit one to remember.

Whether you’re seeking out farm-to-table treats, live music or wholesome activities for the kids, here are five Ulster County U-pick farms that are ready to welcome you into picking season.

Kelder’s Farm

Create a fun family tradition of blueberry and vegetable picking at Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson. Plenty of farm fun attractions await you, including jumping pillows, petting farm animals, mini-golf and many new additions. Shop in the Farm Market for seasonal delectable, then stop by the Ice Cream Barn for ice cream, burgers and more. Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot today!

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5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson; 845.626.7137 or keldersfarm.com

Wilklow Farms

From July to October, Wilklow Farms is a pick-your-own haven for all to enjoy. With berry picking during the summer and apple picking in the fall, any time is a good time to visit. After you browse the local goods, stop by the Food Truck and Farm Bar, open every weekend to serve you during your visit. The fall season also brings pumpkin picking, fresh-made apple cider doughnuts, and children’s activities like hayrides and a play area. As a bonus, the farm features live music from local bands every Friday and Saturday night to further support, celebrate and connect with the Ulster County community.

341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland; 845.691.2339 or wilkloworchards.com

DuBois Farms

Voted as the best pick-your-own farm in the Hudson Valley, DuBois Farms is now open for peach and Shiro plum picking season. Bring your appetite and enjoy the farm’s newly opened pizzeria, which offers a variety of delicious wood-fired, brick-oven-baked pizzas, then stop by The Tavern that features local craft beers, hard ciders and award-winning wines. Other goods include assorted greens, great doughnuts, peach pies, ice cream and so much more.

209 Perkinsville Road, Highland; 845.795.5707 or duboisfarms.com

Hurds Family Farm

The fall apple picking season at Hurds Family Farm kicks off on August 28, making for wholesome fun for the whole family. If you’re craving some farm-to-table eats, apple cider doughnuts and other locally baked goods are waiting for you on the Hurds New Cafe menu. There are also plenty of family activities to “pick” from, including a cow train ride, obstacle courses and corn mazes. It’s easy to see why Hurds is popular for group visits and outdoor birthday parties — get in on the fun when you plan your visit today!

2187 State Route 32, Modena; 845.883.7825 or hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Weed Orchards & Winery

This pick-your-own farm offers an assortment of fruits, vegetables and flowers on the daily and is jam-packed with exciting activities. On weekends, stop by the winery and cafe to pair your favorite drinks with fresh farm-to-table selections, then relax in the backyard dining area while taking in live music (weather permitting). Get relaxed with an outdoor yoga session, open to all levels on Thursday nights and weekend mornings. Kids can have loads of fun at the playground, too, which features a wooden train, jungle gym ship and more playhouses.

43 Mount Zion Road, Marlboro; 845-236-9357 or weedorchards.com

As you plan your picking trips, remember to call the farms ahead of time to check what’s in season. Find even more U-pick farms here.