119 years of sustainable farming

It all started in 1903...

Great Grandfather Charles bought our farm in 1904. He, Elizabeth and their ten children worked it as a dairy farm. On July 2 1904 the fruit stand opened under the maple tree which still stands front of the old farmhouse. Fruits and vegetables from the large family garden were sold to bring in extra money. The first commercial apple orchard was planted 1910, mostly in Macintosh. Of the ten children, only Ted stayed on to work the farm with his wife Ann. Now, Ted Jr., daughter Tammy, husband Mike Boylan, and grandchildren, Colin, Samantha, and Mackenzie work the farm. You can find them at the fruit stand, the Farmers Markets, the bakery, or in the field.

Nowadays, we have a large apple packing plant and cold storage area behind the fruit stand where you can watch the apples being brought in from the field, sorted, packed into boxes ready to be shipped all over the USA and Europe. Take a self-guided tour of the apple packing plant and storage facilities where our apples rest for up to a year in zero oxygen keeping their just-picked crispy sweetness.

Wright’s Farm is a six-generation family farm in the heart of the Hudson Valley, New York. The farm is currently run by three generations Theodore Wright (80, 3rd generation), Tammy Boylan (55, 4th generation) and her husband Mike Boylan (60), along with all three of their children (5th generation) Colin (31), Samantha (29), and Mackenzie (25). The farms 6th generation although still quite young (McKenzie 8, Sutton 5, Kolby 3, Riley 3, and Dalton 1) love to help at the farm, and already value the farming lifestyle. 

The original farm was purchased in 1904 by Charles Baker Wright where he started the family dairy farm on 108 acres. Over the years the farm has transitioned from primarily dairy to commercial apple growing by the late 1950’s. The farm is now 453 acres, growing tree fruit, berries, tomatoes, pumpkins, squashes, string beans, and more. In addition to expanding in the field, the farm has grown its retail with a farm stand open year-round, attending farmers market throughout the Hudson Valley and Westchester County, and as of 2018 the 5th generation has opened a farm brewery in the farms old dairy barn. 

In the words of Tammy Boylan “farmers are the original recyclers”. Tammy hated to see spoiled fruit be thrown away so she had her Grandmother (Grandma Ann 2 generation) make jams and pies out of the wasted fruit. Fast forward 30 years, now we have to grow fruit specifically for our added value products. We Grow It, We Pick It, We Make It, We Jam It. 

Farm life has its challenges, but also brings a lot of joy and opportunity. The Wright Family loves working together and we are always looking toward the future and how to make the farm viable for the family, and community. 

Our Mission

To bring healthy homemade and homegrown food to our neighbors, family and customers through preserving yesterdays traditions.

Family Farming

For four generations, the farm has been a family affair. From the Grandfather Charles who started it all to the latest generation just getting their hands dirty, the farm has always been a place where family comes first.

Sustainability

Wright’s farm has been sustainably farming since 1903. By keeping our land healthy and prosperous we have devoted over a hundred years to growing fruit.

Farm Market

Free Samples, taste it before you buy it. We have samples of our homemade jams, apple sauces, and cider doughnuts.

Our Location

Best Route From NYC

  • NYS Thruway (87N) to exit 17 (Newburgh)
  • After toll booth follow sign for Rt. 300N
  • Stay on Rt.300N until road turns into Rt. 32N
  • Follow 32 N for about 9 miles.
  • At light turn left onto Rt. 44-55W
  • At light turn left onto Rt. 208S
  • Wright’s is a 1/2 mile on left at 699 Rt 208.

From New Jersey

  • Take either Rt. 17 or Palisades Pkwy to 87N (NY State Thruway)
  • NYS Thruway (87N) to exit 17 (Newburgh)
  • After toll booth follow sign for Rt. 300N
  • Stay on Rt.300N until road turns into Rt. 32N
  • Follow 32 N for about 9 miles.
  • At light turn left onto Rt. 44-55W
  • At light turn left onto Rt. 208S
  • Wright’s is a 1/2 mile on left at 699 Rt 208.

From Connecticut

  • Follow 84W to exit 7N.
  • Get onto Rt. 300N.
  • Stay on Rt.300N until road turns into Rt. 32N
  • Follow 32 N for about 9 miles
  • At light turn left onto Rt. 44-55W
  • At light turn left onto Rt. 208S
  • Wright’s is a 1/2 mile on left at 699 Rt 208

From Pennsylvania

  • Take 84E to the exit #5
  • Follow Rt. 208 North for about 12 miles
  • Wright’s is a 1/2 mile on right at 699 Rt 208

Public Transportation and Train Directions

  • From Grand Central take Amtrak to Poughkeepsie NY. This is a 1 1/2 hour ride
  • Then take a taxi to our farm
  • Our address is 699 Rt. 208 in Gardiner, NY. This takes 1/2 hour
  • When ready to leave call taxi 1 hour in advance to return you to the train
  • Make sure you get the taxi’s phone number. This way you can call him from your cell phone
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