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COURTESY OF FISHKILL FARMS
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It’s the height of the summer harvest, and Fishkill Farms, an apple orchard and diversified fruit and vegetable farm in the town of East Fishkill, is celebrating with their annual peach harvest festival, Peachtopia, on Saturday, August 12th. With a bounty of pick-your-own juicy peaches and nectarines, a full menu of farm-fresh food and beverages, and live music, Peachtopia is the perfect way to experience the sweetness of peach season.

Fishkill Farms is a historic apple orchard that has been in the Morgenthau family for nearly a hundred years. Forty acres of apples, peaches, nectarines, black currants, cherries, and pumpkins are available in season for pick-your-own. Committed to supporting the land so it will nurture people for generations to come, their vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, and they use "IPM" or Integrated Pest Management to help minimize chemical inputs in their orchard. At Fiskkill Farms, there are berry patches, greenhouses, pasture-raised hens, and a farm store, which is open 9a-6p, seven days a week.

For Fishkill Farms’ Peachtopia this year, they’re channeling New Orleans vibes. The Tin Pan band will play a mix of rough and tumble jazz and blues from 12p-4p, and fiddler, Ian Moore, will be skipping through the orchard to entertain the little ones from 10a-2p. They’ll be putting on an old-fashioned crawdad boil served with andouille sausage, lemon, and butter, with peachy summer desserts like cobbler and melba. Pair it with local beer, wine, and cider at the Treasury Cider Garden, open 12p-6p, where they’ll be crafting a Sparkling White Peach & Cider Bellini, and pouring Treasury Hard Ciders and Millbrook wines, with Newburgh Brewing Company’s Cream Ale on tap.

Don’t miss the wagon rides, running all day to and from the peach trees, and outdoor kids' activities on the hillside!

Fishkill Farms’ annual summer harvest festival, Peachtopia, at 9 Fishkill Farm Road in Hopewell Junction: Saturday, August 12th, 10a-4p; $5 per person, kids ages 12 and under, CSA Members, and Farm Members are free. Learn more at their Facebook event. Raindate is Sunday, August 13th.

Also on August 12th at Fiskkill Farms is a farm-to-table dinner, where they’re partnering with John Lekic of Le Express and his Farmers and Chefs food truck for a four-course meal, crafted to showcase the finest produce the Hudson Valley has to offer, including Fishkill Farms’ own organic vegetables and sustainably grown fruit. It’s after Peachtopia, running from 5:30-9p. Purchase tickets here and get admission to Peachtopia included.


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