On a small farm just 90 miles north of New York City, the Kelder family had the vision to turn their portion of the beautiful Rondout Valley land into something everyone could enjoy. What started as a dairy farm and a few rows of strawberries, with an old homemade sign, quickly turned into a seasonal attraction that families from miles around visit year after year.
Our 200-year-old family farm is always evolving — that's how we have thrived over the centuries. In the last 100 years, our family has farmed chickens, pigs and dairy cattle. Today, our family has opened our fence-gates to the community, offering pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins. This small start grew into the Rondout Valley's largest U-Pick farm, with over 100 acres of seasonal crops, an educational program for thousands of school children every year, and a popular agri-tourism destination. Kelder's Farm had the first corn maze in the Rondout Valley, and hosts friendly farm animals, prize-winning Homegrown Mini-Golf, a massive, kid-pleasing jumping pillow, and a famous, record-setting giant garden gnome.