Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road Altamont, NY 12009
Founded over 100 years ago by Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck, Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont has become a Capital Region landmark. Indian Ladder began as an apple orchard and dairy farm, also raising turkeys and chickens. In the 1970s, the farm became a hub for apple picking, cider, and the famous apple cider donuts we still love today. Working together with local government, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the Open Space Institute, and the State of New York’s Farmland Protection Program, Indian Ladder Farms pride themselves on their dedication to sustainable and eco-friendly farming. We are so proud of Indian Ladder and the love of agriculture and community they share with our district and all the Capitol Region. They, along with Altamont Orchards run by the Abbruzzese Family, represent the largest orchards in Albany County and a great source of local food.
Mabee Farm Historic Site
1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
Established in 1705, Mabee Farm is the oldest farm in the Mohawk Valley and is considered an historical landmark. Now a year-round educational center for schools, lecture series, exhibits, and much more, Mabee Farm is the perfect way to spend a day. From visiting farm animals, picking apples from their orchard, or walking through their trails, Mabee Farm was gifted to the Schenectady County Historical Society in 1993.
Passed down through the ages and primarily serving as a dairy farm, the values of the Mead family have long included giving back to the community, public service and hard work. In fact, a stone’s throw down the road is the location of the farm previously owned and operated by Congressman Tonko’s grandparents. Their farm was where they staked their American Dream.
In 1972, Ron Mead joined his father, the Hon. James Mead, to work on the family farm. In 1974, they formed a partnership and named the operation Floridale Farms. Five years later, they built the state of the art Dairy Barn.
The Hon. James Mead passed away earlier this year. Congressman Tonko will long remember him as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. But he will also remember him as a trusted mentor and advisor when Paul first entered Montgomery County politics in 1976. Public servants with the best interests of community at heart, the Mead family has produced local elected officials ranging from town supervisor to public works and also served on countless local non-profit boards.
1000 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209
Tucked away in the middle of Albany’s urban growth, Normanskill Farm and Dog Park is a Capital Region hidden gem. Protected by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, the farm is also a community garden with excellent hiking and walking trails. The 150-acre farm opened around 1830, with many changes since then. It retains buildings and landscape features exemplifying periods of its development from the early 19th Century through the mid-20th Century.
Eildon Tweed Farm
1253 Eastern Avenue, West Charlton, NY 12010
Established over 200 years ago in 1794, Eildon Tweed Farm is a beautiful dairy farm in Western Saratoga County. Located on over 2,300 acres, the farm houses 2,500 cows and 1,100 heifers for shows, sales, and dairy production. Eildon Tweed produces around 80,000 pounds of milk a day and is still owned and operated by family members of the original owners, William and Robert Bunyon.
1297 Brookview Statin Road, Castleton, NY 12033
518 732 7317
Founded in 1910, Goold Orchards is home of the annual apple festival and craft show every Columbus Day weekend. This popular Capital Region destination is open all year round offering wine tastings, Christmas trees, and an always delicious bakery. Goold Orchards beautiful grounds are a hallmark location of life in Upstate New York. We are so thankful for the family friendly good times Goold Orchards bring to our district.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703 780 2000
The home of President George Washington from 1761 until his death in 1799, Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. Rich in history, Mount Vernon is now home to many memorials, a library, and educational experiences. With over 500 acres, the estate also includes many lush gardens, farmland, even a gristmill and recreated distillery. Situated on the banks of the Potomac River, the estate has been open since 1860 and is open all year round. Mount Vernon is owned and cared for by The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. A private, 501(c)(3) organization, they are dedicated to the preservation and integrity of our first president’s home.