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FarmsGet in on the fun of farm life – hay rides, petting zoos and fresh produce – while making the connection between the food on your plate and the farmland where it’s grown. As interest in sustainable agriculture and organic foods grows, it’s an ideal time to experience fun activities down on the farm in Westchester County.

At the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, an 80-acre, four-seasons farm in Pocantico Hills, you can explore gardens and pastures and then enjoy a meal made from the bounty you see around you. The farm serves up a variety of programs, from birding classes to speakers to children’s activities and camps.

The Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center in Yorktown Heights dedicates itself to watershed protection and agricultural education. Learn about easy-to-adopt practices such as backyard farming, rainwater harvesting and composting. Bring your own bag and visit its farm stands offering fresh, homegrown produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs and cut flowers.

Indulge in preserves, honey, applepicking and hayrides at Stuart’s Farm in Somers, the county’s oldest working family farm, operating since 1828. Rainbeau Ridge in Bedford Hills is known for its delicious hand-ladled goat cheese. Dream of possibilities for your own flower beds as you see the beauty and serenity of the annual and perennial plants grown at Westchester Greenhouses in Hartsdale.

A county park, Muscoot Farm in Somers is home to horses, several breeds of cows and sheep, pigs, chickens and goats. Visitors can pet some of the animals and often get to see newborns in their pens. No matter when you visit Westchester County, you’ll find we’re growing something! Whether your passions include cooking, farming or taste-testing, you’ll find something to your liking among the wide variety of tours, how-to classes and other family-friendly activities.


Farms and Orchards

Faraway Farm Alpacas
Yorktown Heights
Tel: (914) 962-2110
Home to a small herd of alpacas, bred for their luxuriously soft, colorful fleece. The farm store offers homegrown yarns and beautiful handmade alpaca garments – sweaters, shawls, hats, scarves and gloves; ultra-soft throws, and wonderful soft toys. Visitors by appointment. Special events throughout the year. Visit www.farawayfarmalpacas.com for more information.

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center
1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights
Tel: (914) 962-2368
Bucolic, 187-acre farm with pastures, crop gardens, historic buildings and forest dating to 1600s. Vegetable picking, picnicking, butterfly and Farm-At-Home demonstration gardens and hiking on 3.5 miles of woodland trails. Open April - October, Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Nov.- March, Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mangone’s Farmers’ Market
1427 East Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck
Tel: (914) 698-3865
Fresh fruit and vegetables in summer and Christmas trees late in year. Open March - December

Meadows Farm
329 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights
Tel: (914) 962-4306
Fresh-picked fruit and vegetables. Open May - November

Muscoot Farm
Route 100, Somers
Tel: (914) 864-7282
A 777-acre interpretive farm with turn-of-the century feel. Farm animals and equipment, historic buildings, hiking and nature trails. Hay rides from May - October Education programs and workshops. Open year-round, daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Tel: (914) 277-3188
Fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets. Pick-yourown apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees and wreaths. Special events in the fall. Open daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed mid January - March.

Rainbeau Ridge
49 David's Way, Bedford Hills
Tel: (914) 234-2197
A “real and accessible” farm with activities for kids and adults.

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills
Tel: (914) 366-6200
Farm and education center celebrates community-based food production. Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant brings field and pasture to the plate. Programs and activities include farm tours, cooking classes, tastings, how-to workshops, lectures, book discussions and more. Open Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stuart’s Farm
62 Granite Springs Rd., Granite Springs
Tel: (914) 245-2784
County’s oldest working family farm, dates to 1828. Includes 200 acres of apple orchards, pumpkin fields and vegetable crops, plus fruits, local honey, preserves and flowers. Hay rides. Fresh-baked fruit pies, apple cider doughnuts from our new bakery. Open April - October, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and November - December, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thompson’s Cider Mill
335 Blinn Rd., Croton-on-Hudson
Tel: (914) 271-2254
Seasonal apple cider mill on historic four-acre orchard. Many apple varieties blended to create traditional fresh cider. No apple picking. Weekends only from late September - Thanksgiving.

Westchester Greenhouses
332 West Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
Tel: (914) 693-2935
Annuals, perennials, cut flowers, fresh produce, jams, honey, hay rides, in Oct., poinsettias, Christmas trees and wreaths. Open Easter and Christmas, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Rd., Yorktown
Tel: (914) 245-5111
Pick-your-own apples, cider, pumpkins and Christmas trees. Baked goods, crafts and cooking accessories. Market open daily, September - December, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Local Farmers Markets

Bronxville Farmers Market
Stone Place at Paxton Avenue
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Chappaqua Farmers Market
Chappaqua Train Station
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginning June

Cortlandt Farm Market
2267 Crompond Rd.
Cortlandt Manor
Wednesdays, April through Dec.

Croton Down to Earth Farmers Market
Lot on Municipal Place, off Rt. 9 exit
Sundays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May through Nov.

Dobbs Ferry
Corner of Cedar Street and Main
Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hartsdale Farmers Market
Hartsdale Train Station parking lot
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tel.: (914) 693-2935

Hastings Farmers Market
7 Maple Avenue, library parking lot
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Irvington Farmers Market
Main Street School Parking Lot
110 Main Street, Irvington
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market
400 Jay St.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 22 to Oct. 13

Katonah at Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Larchmont Down to Earth Farmers Market
Parking Lot off Chatsworth Ave., enter Myrtle Blvd.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 25 to Dec. 21

Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
168 West Boston Post Road, at the corner of Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Mamaroneck

Mount Kisco Winter Farmers Market
St. Marks Church
85 East Main Street
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. - June

New Rochelle Farmers Market
Hugenot Park/Twin Lakes, near Iona College
New Rochelle

New Rochelle Downtown BID Farmers Market
1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
June 1 through Oct. 26

Ossining Down to Earth Farmers Market
Parking Lot on the corner of Spring and Main Streets
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May through Dec.

Ossining Indoor Winter Farmers Market
Claremont Elementary School
400 Executive Bvld
Ossining

Peekskill Winter Farmers Market
The Field Library
4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Jan. 10 through April 25

Pleasantville Farmers Market (Outdoors)
Memorial Plaza (Metro-North parking lot)
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 23 - Nov. 21

Pleasantville Farmers Market (Indoors)
40 Romer Avenue, Pleasantville
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. 6 - May 9

Pocantico Hills at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Road
One Sunday a month, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

Pound Ridge-Scotts Corners
65 Westchester Ave.
Sundays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ridge Hill Down to Earth Farmers Market
1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers
Fridays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
June - Nov.

Rye Farmers Market
Parking lot behind Purchase St.
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
May - Dec.

Tarrytown Down to Earth Farmers Market
Patriots Park on N. Broadway (Rt. 9)
Saturdays, 8:30 - 1 p.m.
May - Nov.

Tuckahoe Farmers Market
Depot Square (near Metro-North station)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

White Plains Farmers Market
Court Street, between Martine Ave. and Main Street
Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Beginning May

Unless a phone number is listed, additional information can be found online at Community Markets.

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