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About Our Farm

On a small farm just 90 miles north of New York City, the Kelder family had the vision to turn their portion of the beautiful Rondout Valley land into something everyone could enjoy. What started as a dairy farm and a few rows of strawberries, with an old homemade sign, quickly turned into a seasonal attraction that families from miles around visit year after year.

Our 200-year-old family farm is always evolving — that's how we have thrived over the centuries. In the last 100 years, our family has farmed chickens, pigs and dairy cattle. Today, our family has opened our fence-gates to the community, offering pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins. This small start grew into the Rondout Valley's largest U-Pick farm, with over 100 acres of seasonal crops, an educational program for thousands of school children every year, and a popular agri-tourism destination. Kelder's Farm had the first corn maze in the Rondout Valley, and hosts friendly farm animals, prize-winning Homegrown Mini-Golf, a massive, kid-pleasing jumping pillow, and a famous, record-setting giant garden gnome.

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FAQs

Does Kelder's Farm have an admission fee?
We do not have an admission fee. We do charge for our activities and any produce that you pick. However, we do offer a family package where you can participate in all activities available at the farm for a special one price deal on weekends.

How do we find out what's available for picking at Kelder's Farm?
For a current update, its always best to call the farm at 845-626-7137. You also can check out our news on our website or on facebook.

What's the best time of day to come to the farm?
We are open rain or shine. It's hard to say on any given day how many people will visit our farm, but we usually get busy in the afternoon. Some people like to come in the morning when it's a little quieter :-) During the growing season, we are open 10-6 everyday. Winter hours are Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 10-4

Is Kelder's Farm pet friendly?
Of course we are pet friendly as we have our own animals at the farm. If you bring your dog, please make sure it is on a leash as we have free range chickens, geese and other animals on the premises.

How do I apply to work at Kelder's Farm?
We accept applications at any time. Feel free to download our application and bring it in when we are open.

What are the prices at the farm, I don't see prices listed on your website?
We have so many different activities and produce available throughout the season so it's hard to keep up with the changing market. Please give us a call at the farm 845-626-7137 for current updates and pricing.