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Samascott Orchards, Kinderhook

Categories: Farms, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • I have been going here since I was a kid. Nice farm with lots of variety. We picked apples, pumpkins and all season strawberries, which were delicious. Reasonable prices (4 giant pumpkins, 2 bags of a...  read more »
  • Soft or hard Ice Cream great flavor choices. S'mores was a good choice on the hard style. Yet plain soft chocolate is a safe bet. Great place to stop along the back roads to look at some flowers , buy...  read more »
  • I have been going to Samascott for many years to pick fruit and veggies. This last year it seems they are trying to push out the locals. It used to be a relaxing Saturday when I would go to pick fruit...  read more »
  • Until today we (my husband and myself) used to be the loyal customers of Samascott farm in Kinderhook , NY. We visited it for more than 10 years and usually spent more than $40 per visit in a season. We just love to pick up berries, fruits and vegetables, and we loved this farm. Until today. We saw a message on their website saying that strawberries are ready for pick up. Also it seemed too early for strawberries to be ripe we decided to give it a try. At the entrance we noticed some changes: now you have to stay in line to enter the farm and again stay in a long line to exit, which seemed quite inconvenient. You can’t just park anyplace and go to the store to pick up a map or pay for the goods as it used to be. As we expected strawberry on the field didn’t look good, it was unripe and needed at least one more week of sun. We didn’t even taste it, it looked absolutely unappealing. So we decided to come back in a week. Other vegetables they had, such as rhubarb and pees, were beyond our interest. On our way out we were stopped by a sales assistant (later calling himself a manager) and asked to pay $5 per person for nothing. As we didn’t pick up a single berry we suggested him to check our car and let us go. He refused implying that we might have consumed some. We didn’t share his idea of having 5 pounds of green strawberries for lunch as well as 6 pounds of pees or rhubarb for 10 bucks, maybe because we are picky and have different diet, so we refused to pay. The guy took a picture of our car plate and threatened us. Well, he can be proud of himself, he performed his duty and squeezed the money out of us. When we insisted on having a receipt, “the manager” tried to write something on a scrap paper. We asked for a real receipt, that he eventually produced to us. So we left feeling disappointed and humiliated. I don’t think 10 bucks will make the farm owners richer, but if the policy of humiliating customers make them happy, they won’t stay long. If they judge people by the way they are themselves and suspect a thief in everyone, they won’t stay long. Because there are other farms, where no one will search your car and accuse you in secretly eating their products, where people are treated with respect and courtesy. This is the place we’ll go.
  • Decent selection of strawberries and lots of room for people to pick without stepping over each other
  • My friends and I went there to pick up strawberries. Their fruit is nice and relatively cheap compared with the same thing sold in local supermarket.
  • Friendly staff. Juicy berries
  • The farm was very beautiful and had many different fruits and vegetables, also it was very relax full, fun, and family friendly. The biggst bonus is that it's very affordable.
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