The Golden Harvest Roadstand has been a familiar landmark along Route 9 in Valatie since 1957. Stop in for a basket of apples, a jug of cider, or some delicious cider donuts any day of the year. Our apples are hand packed daily, and they are juicy and crisp throughout the year thanks to our state-of-the-art, controlled-atmosphere storage rooms. Our bakery and cider mill are located on the premises, so you can be assured of the quality and freshness of our products. Also located here is our farm distillery, Harvest Spirits, which makes award-winning Core Vodka, applejack, and other delicious spirits from our own apples.
In addition to our own apples, the Roadstand carries fruit and produce from other farms, most of them local. Thanks to the relationships we have developed with individual farmers and growers, we can offer peaches, pears, strawberries, corn, pumpkins and other just-picked items at their peak of ripeness. All our Georgia peaches, for example, come from one family-owned farm. They are shipped directly to us, sometimes arriving the day after they are harvested.
If you want the absolute freshest apples, however, you’ll have to pick them yourself. Our Pick Your Own runs from early September to late October, at our lovely Maple Lane orchard. Set among rolling hills and ponds, and with dramatic views of the Catskill Mountains, this orchard currently offers nine varieties of apples. You are welcome to pick any variety you like. Bring the family!