Above photo: Vermont Tourism Fiery leaves, crisp air, cozy sweaters, road trips….ah, the beauty of fall. There’s no better time to get out and explore the gorgeous regions around NYC. Grab your pals, pack up the car and escape for a day trip or weekend getaway to one of the endless agritourism destinations within reach. Don’t sleep on the endless breweries, vineyards and distilleries that dot the area! Sitting around a fire pit sipping a…

It’s fall, y’all! This quintessential New York season brims with changing leaves, steaming cider, crumbly donuts, and apple picking galore. There are endless farms and orchards that you can escape to from NYC, whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a relaxing weekend getaway. Check out the list below and make sure your next getaway includes a visit to one of these fabulous farms. U-PICK FARMS AROUND NYC Between COVID protocols and a…

Above Photo: Terhune Orchards Even though summer seems to be passing by in the blink of an eye this time of year, there is still so much to see and do these final warm weekends of freedom! From farm dinners to alpaca visits to wine tasting to distillery tours, escape for a special agritourism weekend with family and friends before fall creeps in. Need some ideas? We got you. Visit Central New Jersey for farm…

Summer is upon us! Escape to the beautiful farms outside NYC this summer and pick fresh, local berries. Right now is prime strawberry season and soon the farms will be booming with blueberries, raspberries, cherries and more. Check out this list below of some berry-picking favorites and make plans to escape this weekend for some farm fresh fun. Please note that U-Pick is available at farms until the crop runs out, so please check website…

The land that is now Stone Ridge Orchard has been a productive, diversified farm for nearly two hundred years. Tucked away in the Roundout river valley between the Shawagunk and Catskill Mountains, they raise a wide variety of sustainably-grown gourmet fruits and vegetables.  Two centuries of farming apples, as well as many other crops, is fair proof that the Catskill mountain climate provides the perfect conditions for creating the high quality farm-fresh fruits and vegetables…

Greig Farm in the Hudson Valley has been open to the public for pick-your-own fruits and vegetables for more than 70 years. Particularly as we are looking for more activities to enjoy while social distancing, spending time outdoors on a farm is an ideal option this spring, summer and fall. Pick farm fresh fruits and vegetables, shop the farmers market, feed the goats, wander the grounds, and enjoy the bucolic Hudson Valley! The pick-your-own season…

In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets. Come out to La Marqueta on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm! The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. La Marqueta’s rich blend of community, culture, and cuisine continues to thrive in what…

Photo Above: Eat Gai In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets, which will kick off at Essex Market on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm. The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. For…

This past spring, the US Department of Agriculture released results from the 2017 Farm Census, which is taken every five years. For the first time, the survey allowed farming families to list more than one “principal” farmer. Couples who own farms no longer must designate one person—usually a husband—as the principal farmer. As a result, women as a percent of farmers has risen by 26% nationwide and by 36% in New Jersey. Some of this…

This past spring, the US Department of Agriculture released results from the 2017 Farm Census, which is taken every five years. For the first time, the survey allowed farming families to list more than one “principal” farmer. Couples who own farms no longer must designate one person—usually a husband—as the principal farmer. As a result, women as a percent of farmers has risen by 26% nationwide and by 36% in New Jersey. Some of this…