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Fruit Production

Fruit is Ulster County’s most economically important crop.  Apples are Ulster County’s most economically significant crop. Ulster County ranks second in value of production for apples in New York State, and fourth nationally. Small fruit and berries are grown on many Ulster County’s farms.  The most commonly produced berries are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and grapes. 

Ulster County is also home to Cornell’s Hudson Valley Lab, one of New York State’s Agricultural Experiment Stations focused on fruit production research.  CCE Ulster County also participates in the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, which provides tree fruit, berry and grape education, research and technical assistance.


  • Dan Donahue, Tree Fruit Educator, Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program,
  • Jim O'Connell, Small Fruit and Grape Educator, Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program,

Small fruit

Grape and Berry Manuals

New publication series in English, with Spanish translations, including detailed illustrations. The manuals are designed for worker training on proper pruning, harvest and sterilization methods.

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Farmers market foods

2017 Ag Supporters

Please check out our list of supporting individuals and agribusinesses. We thank them for their support of our program, which helps us to continue our important work in Ulster County agriculture!

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Last updated October 19, 2017