We have it on good authority that peaches in the Hudson Valley are going crazy this season, unlike last season’s less-than-stellar crop (blame 2016’s wonky weather).
Once the height of peach season hits around late July/early August, you could hit the local farmers markets and stock up to quell your peach craving (peach ice cream, anyone? Peaches on the grill? I can attest that they are delicious, especially with brown sugar and vanilla ice cream. You should also preserve them if you plan to get peaches in bulk). Or, you could roll up your sleeves and engage in a beloved Hudson Valley/Catskills summer tradition: Pick-Your-Own fruit from a local orchard.
But where to go? Here’s a short list of our favorite pick-your-own orchards and farms in the Hudson Valley.