Date Published: September 7, 2023
Fall foliage, apple picking and pumpkin beer are highlights of the fall season. However, few traditional treats in Dutchess County are as sweet as a farm-fresh apple cider donut! We’re here to let you know where you can find them throughout Dutchess.
Adams Fairacre Farms, Multiple Locations
It may not be a physical farm for tourists to visit, but Adams’ cider donuts are ultra-popular around here—they ranked #3 in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine! Stop by this local grocery to pick up a fresh pack of cinnamon sugary goodness in their bakeries! Order them in half dozens by visiting the Poughkeepsie or Wappinger locations, or by ordering them online here.
Montgomery Place Orchard Farm Stand, Red Hook
This way-side stand is perfect for scooping up some sweet treats along your northern Dutchess route.
Barton Orchards, Poughquag
Explore Barton Orchards, a picturesque Poughquag farm for dozens of fresh apple cider donuts and apple dumplings. Plenty of farms offer cider donuts, but have you tried Barton’s famous apple cider donut sundae?! Enjoy vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two hot cider donuts. Plus, the caramel drizzle takes the entire affair to the next level. This is the perfect destination for a sweet treat, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins plus seasonal events!
Meadowbrook Farm, Wappingers Falls
Meadowbrook’s mouthwatering cider donuts do not disappoint! While you’re there, browse the market filled with fresh pressed apple cider, baked goods, fresh produce and more. Prepare to be wow-ed by this under-the-radar local favorite in Wappingers Falls.
Fishkill Farms, Hopewell Junction
Fishkill Farms has become quite the destination, with a 270-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm at the center of it all. Visit the special donut window at their farm stand for cinnamon-speckled cider donuts year-round. While onsite, be sure to reserve a spot for pick-your-own apples and other produce. Treasury Cider and its charming taproom/grill is an excellent spot for sunset sips.
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Locust Hill Market, Millbrook
An eastern Dutchess road trip isn’t complete without a stop at Locust Hill Market. The Millbrook market is stocked with local ingredients, and, most importantly, cider donuts from Katie Rose Bakery in Hopewell Junction!
Greig Farm, Red Hook
A prime northern Dutchess destination, Greig Farm offers everything from pick-your-own and cider tasting at the Abandoned Cider outpost to adorable goats and scenic trails. Their delicious farm fresh donuts are the perfect accompaniment to a fall day.
In fact, the network of paths that runs through and around the farm is on the Zen Finder Outdoor Experience Trail. Download this FREE mobile passport program for hidden-gem Hudson Valley hikes and tranquil escapes into nature. Check-in at each stop to earn prizes like stickers, water bottles and a Yeti cooler. Click here to download yours.
Dykeman Farm, Pawling
Pickup some farm-fresh donuts and be met with friendly service at this fourth generation Pawling property. Of course, Dykeman Farm features a lovely pumpkin patch for PYO along with a stacked farmstand market. Visit through the late summer and early fall for everything from sweet corn and tomatoes to herbs and winter squashes.
Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook
Spend some time at Rose Hill Farm enjoying all the property has to offer: pick-your-own fruit, low-intervention wines and ciders, stunning views and more. And no trip is complete without a visit to the Cider Donut Shack, which also sells hot mulled cider and warm apple crisps! Their from-scratch donuts highlight incredients from local Hudson Valley farms.
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Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon
Okay, it may not be the farm location you’re thinking, but Glazed Over specializes in made-to-order donuts, meaning they’re always hot out of the fryer! Follow them on social for seasonal daily specials featuring flavors like maple glaze cinnamon, pumpkin spice and spiced apple.