Hardeman Orchards has operated as a working farm and commercial orchard since 1985, cultivating apples, peaches, plums, corn, pumpkins and hay for seasonal farm markets and Dutchess County fairground events. As a small family-owned farm, Hardeman Orchards has kept its rural character and local pick-your-own apple business in tribute to the agricultural heritage that has shaped the roots of the Hudson Valley as early as the Colonial era.
Hardeman Orchards is a budding new participant in upstate's growing agritourism industry. In a region known for its scenic beauty, founding history and abundance of natural, cultural and creative resources, Hardeman Orchards has transformed into a diverse venture that offers traditional U-Pick farm activities, live music in its event barn, and all the hospitality of an historic stone farmhouse rental.
Hardeman Orchards is also an active partner with Scenic Hudson, a local environmental and advocacy nonprofit, aligning with their Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy. Thanks to Scenic Hudson, Hardeman Orchards leverages a conservation easement that designates it "forever" farmland. This important agreement supports Scenic Hudson’s initiative to preserve and protect working farmland and open space, provide a secure alternative to the pressures of suburban development, and bolster farming as a viable business for generations to come.
September - Late October
U-Pick apples, pumpkins at the Farm. Free hayrides!
Annual Events at the
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Rhinebeck, New York
The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
The Dutchess County Fair
Sheep and Wool Festival