Plump peaches and perfect, purple plums. Cool, crisp cucumbers. Succulent squash and creamy corn. It’s August, and these fruits and veggies are now in season at farms across the northeast! The northeast is teeming with opportunities for agritourism escapes! Visit a local farm, go for a wine tasting, pick your own fruit, shop at a farmer’s market, go fishing, take an educational tour of a nature center, learn about cheese making..these are just a few examples. Working and organic farms give visitors something to see, something to do, and something to eat! Get a close-up view of country life at its most rewarding, and take home a treat for dinner too. Some offer cooking classes, cheese-making workshops, canning and pickling demonstrations, or other events designed to reacquaint you with the delicious bounty of local farms. Want to visit a farm? To see farm listings by state, scroll to the bottom of this screen. Prepared to pick your own peaches? Here’s a chart to help you determine what produce is in season at which time of year. The best recipes use the freshest ingredients! Here are some favorite recipes from our partner inns, bed & breakfasts and destinations which use local ingredients! Need inspiration for a true getaway? Take a few moments to enjoy the summer webisodes from our Emmy-winning “Tastes of New York State” series! You’ll be dreaming of homemade berry pie!