'Tis the season for apples and pumpkins! Venture to apple orchards and pumpkin patches to enjoy the crisp autumn air in rural Albany County. It will be bushels of fun, plus most stops are stocked with apple cider doughnuts to cap off the adventure. Not interested in picking-your-own? Albany County is ripe with locally-owned farm stands offering local apples and pumpkins. Scroll on for pick-your-own farms and local farm stands in Albany County. 

Indian Ladder Farms

Indian Ladder Farms, tucked in Altamont, is a 100-year-old farm and orchard. Situated at the base of the scenic Helderberg Escarpment, the family-owned farm is a must-visit fall destination. Popular with locals, it is a go-to spot for pick-your-own apples in September and October. There may be long lines, but Indian Ladder's freshly-baked apple cider doughnuts are definitely worth the wait. Kids will have bushels of fun petting the farm animals and parents will love sipping on "farm to glass" hard cider or craft beer from Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery. Once October rolls around, the farm also offers pick-your-own pumpkins.

Altamont Orchards

Altamont Orchards

Venture to Altamont Orchards for pick-your-own apples! Make classic autumn memories with your family while picking apples in the idyllic orchard at 691 RT 146 in Altamont. Searching for local apples or pumpkins but not interested in picking yourself? Swing by the charming Farm Market at 6654 Dunnsville Road in Altamont. In addition to apples and pumpkins, browse a variety of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh apple cider donuts and seasonal gifts. 

Stanton's Feura Farm

Stanton’s Feura Farm, located in the scenic Onesquethaw Creek Valley within the town of New Scotland, is a third-generation family farm. Each September and October, the farm offers pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Weekends are packed with family-friendly fun including hay rides, corn mazes, straw slides and more! Munch on warm, homemade apple cider donuts and sip on hot apple cider while enjoying the seasonal activities. Looking to quickly pick up a few farm fresh veggies? Our Family's Harvest, located at 2045 New Scotland Road in Slingerlands, is a farm market selling apples, vegetables, meats and flowers homegrown at Stanton's Feura Farm. 


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Kleinke's Farm

Family-owned and operated Kleinke's Farm, nestled in Glenmont, sells pumpkins, apple cider doughnuts and mums each autumn! Housed within a beautiful 1800's Dutch barn, the charming farm store is a picture-perfect spot to stock up on all your fall favorites. 


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Gade Farm

Nestled in Guilderland, Gade Farm is a local landmark for fresh farm produce. In continuous operation since 1878, the family-owned and operated farm has you covered with autumn necessities including homemade hot apple cider doughnuts, mums, gourds and plenty of pumpkins. Pose for a totally Insta-worthy photo next to the pumpkin wall (pictured above), an autumn tradition at Gade Farm!