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A Journey of Food and Farms through Dutchess County  

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We’ve curated food and farm destinations in southern Dutchess to inspire your fall weekend!   

Start your morning at Pawling Bread Co. with breakfast pastries. While known for their sourdough bread and specialty loaves flavored with sweet and savory add-ins from fig to sun-dried tomatoes, weekly specials like puff tarts made with Cabot cheddar and apples from Dykeman Farm will get you in the fall mood. 

Pawling Bread Co. Pastries
Pawling Bread Co. Pastries

Continue to Dykeman Farm for fresh ingredients for tonight’s dinner! The farm stand offers a variety of seasonal fruit, produce, and herbs. For those of you that aren’t quite ready to let go of summer, sweet corn is still available. Grab some vine ripe tomatoes, eggplant, and squash for a delicious, colorful Ratatouille. Pick up apple cider donuts to satisfy your sweet tooth for dessert. Kids will enjoy hayrides and pick-your-own pumpkins, and for the first time this year – apples! 

Ratatouille
Ratatouille

In Poughquag, Barton Orchards is packed with fun for all ages! Stroll through the orchards for Honeycrisp and Macintosh apples or find the perfect pumpkin for carving. There’s plenty of activities for the little ones like a petting zoo, playground, mini golf course and more. Every weekend brings live music and special events like Boo and Brews, and Beer, Bourbon & Bacon. For the adults, enjoy a great selection of local craft beer, wine and cider at the Tap Room located onsite. Don’t leave without indulging in an Apple Cider Donut Sundae from Barton Orchard’s ice cream stand Midway Melt. 

What was the former IBM East Fishkill campus has transformed into an art, culinary and craft beer destination at iPark with the trifecta of the newly opened The Barns Art Center, Jane Bakes and Sloop Brewing Co. For lunch at Jane Bakes, grab a brick oven flatbread or customize a rice bowl or salad with a variety of perfectly seasoned roasted vegetables or grilled, grass-fed fillet mignon or chicken breast. Just around the corner, check out The Barns Art Center’s current exhibit, Tasting Menu, an exploration of food as a metaphor, material, and meaning, through painting, photography, sculpture, and film. When temps cool, turn up the heat with dinner. Sloop Brewing Co.’s Dan Dan Noodles is flavored with Sichuan peppercorn and chili oil or try the Brisket Rice Bowl, a delicious take on bibimbap, topped with kimchi and sweet and spicy Korean BBQ sauce. 

Jane Bakes
Jane Bakes
The Barns Art Center
The Barns Art Center

Plan your gourmet getaway today at dutchesstourism.com and fall in love with Dutchess. 


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