Today the county boasts more than 7,400 acres of vegetable, dairy, poultry, meat and horse farms. There are more than 30 farmers’ markets crisscrossing the county to explore. Westchester’s 300- year agricultural heritage is very much alive today. The county has taken great steps to preserve its farmland and encourage the agricultural resurgence.

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Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
Harvest Moon Farm
A year-round family farm and farm store. Depending on the season, the farm offers free- range eggs (chicken and quail); fresh produce (like heirloom tomatoes, blueberries and GMO-free corn); their own grass-fed beef, pick-your-own apples (September through October), and antibiotic and hormone-free turkeys for Thanksgiving by order. The farm hosts a Fall Festival with hayrides and music every weekend from Labor Day through Halloween. Wreath greens and cut trees are available for Christmas.

Open daily, 8:00 am–6:00 pm, April–December. Saturdays only, January–March

130 Hardscrabble Road | North Salem, NY 10560 | T: (914) 485-1210
Hemlock Hill Farm
Hemlock Hill Farm
This family-owned farm has been raising high-quality, natural, and fresh meats since 1939 and supplies many of the best restaurants. The farm’s market is open year round and sells fresh chicken, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, and seasonal produce.

Tours every Saturday 10 am and noon, no reservations needed. Open year round, Monday– Saturday; 9:00 am–5:30 pm, Sunday; 9:00 am–2:00 pm

500 Croton Ave. | Cortlandt Manor | (914) 737-2810
Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center
Hilltop Hanover Farm
This working farm/education center operated by Westchester County offers the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences on a working farm. Learn backyard farming, rainwater harvesting or cheese making, tour the gardens and greenhouses, pick your own produce (Saturdays in season), or picnic in the field. There’s a full list of classes available. On Friday and Saturday from June to November a farm stand sells the farm’s produce, herbs, cut flowers, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jellies, jams, and grains.

Open year round; Tuesday– Saturday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. Winter hours; November 1– March 31, open Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

1271 Hanover St. | Yorktown Heights | (914) 962-2368
Muscoot Farm
Muscoot Farm
Kids love this place operated by the Westchester County Parks Department. Step back in time and see heritage breed animals; take a guided interactive walk through the forest; watch blacksmithing as it was done centuries ago. Experience the changing seasons from maple syruping to fall hayrides and pumpkin picking. An on-site farmers market runs on Sundays mid-May through October.

51 New York 100 | Katonah, NY 10536 | T: (914) 864-7282
Outhouse Orchards
Outhouse Orchards
Visit in the fall for U-Pick apples and pumpkins; kids will love the corn maze or a ride on the big green tractor. The roadside stand sells vegetables, local honey, maple syrup, fresh baked pies and famous pumpkin cheesecakes. Thanksgiving turkeys and pies by order. Open daily, September– October, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

139 Hardscrabble Rd. | Croton Falls | (914) 277-3188
Seedswell Vegetable Farm
Seedswell Vegetable Farm
Located on preserved land in one of Westchester’s signature agricultural areas, this small family farm grows a wide variety of vegetables (without synthetic herbicides or pesticides). Fresh picked vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, edible flowers and eggs are available at the farm stand and as Community Supported Agriculture shares. The farm also sells its own honey and maple syrup when available. Open July–September, Tuesdays 2:00–6:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am–3:00 pm

284 Guard Hill Rd. | Mount Kisco | (914) 621–7581
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Stone Barns Center
Once part of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., estate, and now a world-renowned farm and education center, this 80-acre working farm is also a teaching center for sustainable and innovative growing methods. It offers extensive workshops, children’s programs and hands- on learning. Visitors can walk the fields, tour the gardens and visit the livestock. A seasonal market runs on Sundays (May to November) to sell the farm’s produce, meats, eggs and baked goods. The casual Blue Hill Cafe? offers simple, farm-raised snacks and outdoor seating. (Note, spring through fall there’s a fee of $10 per vehicle for admis- sion Friday through Sunday.) Open year-round, Wednesday– Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

630 Bedford Rd. | Pocantico Hills | (914) 366-6200
Stuart’s Farm
Stuart’s Farm
A distinguished New York State Century Farm and the oldest apple orchard in West- chester County, this 200-acre farm has been in existence since 1828. The original farmhouse was built around 1760. An apple-picking haven. Pick over 30 varieties of apples starting Labor Day, pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees in the winter. Hayrides on weekends, mid-September to Halloween. Open daily 9:00 am–5:00 pm

62 Granite Springs Rd. | Granite Springs | (914) 245-2784
Sundial Farm
Sundial Farm
One of the nation’s oldest historic farm properties, these lands have been farmed since the mid-1700s. The home, barns and blacksmith’s cottage once served as an inn and stagecoach stop for travelers heading north from Manhattan. Today the farm is a nursery, offering annuals, perennials and organic, non-GMO vegetable seeds April through early July. The on-site Barn Sale sells antiques and home decor items April through November.

Open April – July, Tuesday– Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

1311 Kitchawan Rd. | Ossining | (914) 391-5965
The Meadows Farm
The meadows farm
A sprawling 100-acre family farm keeps this long-time farm market brimming with the day’s pickings: spring brings greens, potting plants and seedlings; summer favorites include tomatoes and sweet corn; fall crops include pumpkins, squashes, gourds and more. Open May–October, Monday– Saturday, 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am–5:00 pm

329 Underhill Ave. | Yorktown Heights | (914) 962-4306
Thompson’s Cider Mill
Thompson's Cider Mill
Producing a unique, artisanal cider made from a blend of dif- ferent apple varieties, including heirloom and antique varieties, this picturesque cidery includes a Victorian-style red barn overlooking Swopes’ Pond, the old Rickert’s farm house and a new orchard on the hill. Visitors are welcome on weekends and can see how cider is made on Saturday mornings. Available are apple and pear varieties, quality pies, local honey and maple syrup. Open early September– Thanksgiving, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am–5:30 pm

335 Blinn Rd. | Croton-on-Hudson | (914) 271-2254
White Oak Farm
White Oak Farm
The largest producer of maple syrup in Westchester, this farm dates back to the 1800s and features beautiful open fields, restored barns, a sugarhouse, gardens and a working sawmill. The market offers maple syrup, local honey, firewood and rough sawn boards for sale year round. In fall, offerings include mums, pumpkins and gourds. In winter, find Christmas trees and wreathes. Open Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

680 Croton Lake Rd. | Yorktown Heights | (914) 245-7535
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
One of the area’s oldest U-Pick farms offers a wide variety of apples beginning September, pumpkins beginning October and Christmas trees November-December. Three farm markets on site sell farmhouse cider, freshly baked pies and cider doughnuts and apple-themed gifts. Open daily, mid-August–mid- December, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

1313 White Hill Road | Yorktown Heights, NY | T: (914) 245-5111
Science Barge
This one-of-a-kind, prototype sustainable urban farm is situated on a barge on the Hudson River and operates as an environmental education center powered by solar panels, wind turbines and biofuels. The greenhouse uses collected rain- water and purified river water to grow an abundance of fresh produce with zero net carbon emissions. It’s within walking dis- tance of the Metro-North train station. ($3 suggested donation; free for children 10 and under.)

Docked in the Hudson at 35 Alexander St. | Yonkers, NY | T: (914) 375-2151
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