In addition to serving as a popular orchard where visitors can pick everything from apples to blueberries, blackberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears and vegetables, the Hudson Valley’s oldest orchard, Fishkill Farms in Dutchess County, now makes a hard cider called Treasury Cider. Treasury, say its developers, is an homage to the farm’s founder, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Four different ciders are made at Fishkill Farms. They include the following: The dry, lightly sparkling cider, which can be paired with rich creamy cheeses, sausage, pork, shellfish and other seafood; its semi- dry lightly sparkling cider, which can be enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with roast chicken or duck, blue cheese, aged cheddar and dessert; its dry still heirloom blend of cider, which can be paired with goat’s milk cheese, beet salads, grilled summer vegetables, shellfish, halibut or sole and its dry bottle conditioned, naturally sparkling heirloom blend, which pairs nicely with smoked meats, ribs, braised or roasted pork, mushrooms, stinky and ripe cheeses, as well as with rustic French, Italian and Spanish home cooking. Hudson Valley’s Oldest Apple Orchard Makes Popular Cider By Collette Connoly Photos courtesy Fishkill Farms. Go to to find out how you can visit the Treasury Cider Garden. VISIT WESTCHESTERGUEST.COM TO SEE MORE UPCOMING EVENTS