95 years ago Ralph and his wife Mary Rogers Adams bought a farm on Dutchess Turnpike in Poughkeepsie. They worked the land, selling fresh produce to area retailers. By 1933, they had four children Diana, Dorothy, Ralph and Donald and a successful farm stand was born!
First they sold fruits and vegetables, but soon people were asking for more. “once you sell the produce, they want cheese, then meats, then a deli. It was a slow natural progression” Donald explains. “…As we had supplies for the farm, people wanted fertilizer or plants…so we added a garden center”
Today, Adams Fair Acre Farms works with over 32 local farms that supply their four locations in the Hudson Valley. You will find nicely displayed varieties of farm fresh as well as organic fruits and vegetables.
The Meat Department offers a local options for beef and chicken. The Adams Meat Department is different than the typical grocery store. Their butchers will custom trim and season meats to your specifications. Instead of following the pre-cut, pre-ground enhanced mead product trend that exists in the industry. Adam’s adheres to a more traditional approach. Ground meats are prepared in-store and contain no fillers of any kind.
Gourmet, well known national brands and local Hudson Valley favorites are all availabel, from local honey, cider and other seasonal favorites
Fresh, Daily, Assortment! Three words that describe the Seafood Department. Deliveries are received daily (except Sunday) from The Fulton Fish Market, Boston Fish Pier, Portland Fish Exchange and New Bedford Landing, just to name a few.
Much of the fish is received whole and cut in-store, just like a neighborhood fish market. Their fishmongers have years of buying and selling experience which allows them to provide competitively priced, high quality seafood. Each store’s seafood department may be a bit different but all carry a selection of pre-prepared fresh options as well as tips to cook your own.
Big Selection! Variety! Who doesn’t like to peruse the cheese section, whether it’s for a finding a new selection for that favorite bottle of wine or choosing many varieties for a festive holiday party!
You’ll find an enormous selection of imported cheese: English Stilton, Red Leicester, Huntsman, Wensleydale, Irish Cheddar, Mexican Queso Fresco, French Morbier…the list is endless.
Domestic options and hard to find varieties are here as well as handcrafted artisan cheese’s produced locally by the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company, Sprout Creek, Coach Farm and others. Don’t forget to try the dozens of store-made dips and spreads, freshly ground butters, selection of olives, crackers and cheese accessories. Domestic options and hard to find varieties are here as well as handcrafted artisan cheese’s produced locally by the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company, Sprout Creek, Coach Farm and others. Don’t forget to try the dozens of store-made dips and spreads, freshly ground butters, selection of olives, crackers and cheese accessories.
Doing shopping for the holidays, then you will want to know about Adams party platters. While your there they also make to-go sandwiches and of course cold-cuts for the week. There is also a well-known salad bar (get in line)a hot buffet, hot soups and fresh made sushi!
The Kingston, Newburgh and Wappingers Falls stores include a Bakery Department. Cakes, danish, cookies, pastries,hearty pies and breads. Cakes are hand decorated and designed and custom cakes are available for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and holiday occasions.
8) Sweet Shop & Gift Baskets
Fudge, Candy, Truffles and specialty items…there’s something for everyone here! You will find a collection of high quality confections, family favorites and exotic treats. From hard-to-find gourmet chocolates, handmade fudge and more including organic and sugar-free selections. Adams carries domestic and imported and an array of surprising new flavor combinations.
A Gift Basket can be the greatest gift solution of our times. Good for friends, family, colleagues, clients and hostess gifts. Adams offers a long list of themes like fresh fruit, dried fruit, gourmet, snack, cheese, beverage, chocolates and nuts to name a few. Click here for a whole brochure so you can shop online.
Whether it’s “Don’s Favorite”, “New York Cheddar Wheel” , “Snack Attack”, “Chocolate Lover’s Dream” a “Hudson Valley Gourmet” or There’s over 20 varieties to check out and each store has variations as well. Local deliveries are made and they can UPS select gifts anywhere in the United States.
9 Gift Shop
Unique gifts for most every occasion can be found for that someone special here. Adams gift department features gifts from a variety of up to a dozen different local Hudson Valley vendors like Hudson Valley Skin Care, Toni’s Trinkets and Wash with Joe.
Unique gift items are found year round…the holidays are always a favorite.
1o. Garden Center
Adams Fairacre Farms has been ranked 19 in Nursery Retailer Magazine’s list of the Nations Top 100 Independent Garden Centers! Adam’s will do everything to test a sample of your soil and make recommendations to help you fight the pests in your garden. You’ll also find a unique selection of seeds, starting kits, garden tools, potting supplies, bird houses and feeders and everything you need for bee keeping or beer making!
But….comes the holiday season they are a must not only to see Santa but to visit for tree trimming ideas, tees and holiday novelty items. Each Store has a unique Winter fest and it’s always a family favorite. Be sure to bring your camera!
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