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Orange County, N.Y., farms and markets are open for essential grocery and produce

Pennings Farm Market

Pennings Farm Market in Warwick, Orange County, is one of several area farms that is open for produce, groceries and other goods. 

While the coronavirus pandemic has had a severe effect on local farms, many remain open for groceries, produce, and other essential items, helping to provide for families whose support, in turn, helps ensure the farms’ continuing operation.

“Orange County’s farming and agricultural roots are deep and a proud staple of our local culture. The coronavirus has had devastating effects on our residents and businesses, which is why it’s more important than ever to support our local farmers,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana in a released statement. “Many of us visit these local farms for a memorable pumpkin or apple picking experience or to find the perfect Christmas tree, but I encourage you to view the full list of offerings at your local farms and support them to the extent that you can.” 

Among the Orange County, N.Y. farms and markets open for groceries and produce include:

Soons Orchards23 Soons Circle, New Hampton: Soons Orchards Farm Market has always been chock full of homegrown fruits and vegetables, delicious pies, and lots of special goodies. The store remains open daily from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Soons is offering curbside pick-up at both the market and Orchard Hill Cider Mill Tasting Room. The Tasting Room hours are Friday through Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pierson’s Farm1448 Route 211 West, Middletown: Known for its grass-fed beef and pastured chicken and eggs, Pierson’s Farm also offers produce, local honey, syrup, jams, and dairy products. 

Pennings Farm Market161 State Route 94 South, Warwick: For more than 30 years, Pennings Farm Market has been a steadfast retailer of locally grown produce. Today, they continue to offer fruits and vegetables, meat, honey, eggs, jams, coffee, tea, baked goods, and more for pick-up. The Market also carries beer, cider, and wine. Orders can be made between 10 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and be picked-up between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.   

Pennings Orchard169 State Route 94 South, Warwick: An U-Pick orchard favorited by many in the Hudson Valley, Pennings is still offering mulch, vegetable and herb plants, flowers, and soil. 

Jones Farm & Country Store190 Angola Road, Cornwall: While the farm store is temporarily closed to the public, Jones Farm is offering a to-go menu that includes bakery, cafe, and grocery items. Stock up on everything from meat and pasta to coffee and cake.   

Freedom Hill Farm115 Grange Road, Otisville: Freedom Hill Farms carries products from many of the area’s local farms and small businesses. Here you can find free range eggs; locally-sourced beef, pork, chicken, and sausages; maple syrup, bread and granola; organic herbs and seasonings; peanut butter; and more.   

Hoeffner Farms405 Goodwill Road, Montgomery:  This family-owned and operated farm has been serving the community with a variety of plants, herbs, and farm fresh vegetables since 1917. Updated once a week, Hoeffner Farms shares its in-stock items on Facebook including eggs, farm-raised chicken and pork, milk, cheese, honey, jams, herbs, flowers, fruit, and more.   

For a full list of Orange County, N.Y. farms and markets currently open for groceries and produce, please visit The list is continually updated to reflect any changes that may occur.