Vosburgh Orchards is a 134-acre apple farm located in the Hudson Valley in Columbia County, New York. For over 176 years the farm has been owned and operated by Vosburghs, passed down through the family for six generations.

In 1839, Gilbert J. Vosburgh purchased the current Vosburgh Orchards property in the hamlet of Elizaville. His 3rd great-grandson, Arnold (Arnie) Vosburgh, still lives on the old homestead and operates Vosburgh Orchards today. Arnie grew up working on the farm with his father H. Arnold, Sr., witnessing its many changes over the decades from a dairy farm growing small grain crops to a successful fruit farm also producing poultry, fresh eggs, and vegetables.

Preserving History

In 2014, Arnie partnered with Scenic Hudson, in collaboration with Columbia Land Conservancy and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service for the permanent preservation and protection of the farm, so that it will always remain farm land, which he strongly believes is important. With this partnership, Arnie has expanded the farm operation, made improvements, and planted a new orchard. To preserve the Vosburgh farm tradition Arnie is working with the seventh generation, his nephew Mark and his wife Hope Stier. Mark helps with the farm operations and running the orchards while Hope runs the farm stand that offers farm-grown fruit, seasonal vegetables, cut flowers, and baked goods.

Partnering with Sloop

Vosburgh Orchards is home to Sloop Brewing, a partnership set to revitalize the farm and expand it as a farm brewery. The blend of a farm rooted in tradition with Sloop’s original craft beers offers the Hudson Valley a unique tasting room and farm atmosphere, and Vosburgh Orchards will be able to expand their link to the Hudson Valley community, build a sustainable model for upstate New York agriculture, and continue serving upstate New York for generations to come.