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Spotlight On Our Neighbor: Adams Fairacre Farms

July 30, 2023

Adams Fairacre Market Dutchess County market and farm store

What would happen if you combined Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, a farmer’s market, a garden center, and a local craft fair?
You’d probably come up with something close to Adams Fairacre Farms, one of Dutchess County’s best-loved treasures.
All four Adams locations – Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Newburgh, and Kingston – offer fresh produce, gourmet food, national brands, imported and domestic items, fresh prepared meals, locally made products, baked goods, the Adams Café for a quick delicious bite, and an expansive nursery complete with greenhouse. There’s always something to sample and discover. No wonder Food and Wine Magazine recently named Adams one of the 20 Best Regional Supermarket Chains of All Time.
One of our favorite things about Adams is that it’s been family owned since 1919, when Ralph A. and Mary Rogers Adams first established a farm on 50 acres of what is now their Poughkeepsie Turnpike (Route 44) location. By the 1940’s, the Adams’ had opened a farm market and purchased additional land; by 1960, the Adams’s sons expanded the market to a larger store offering milk, eggs, and a garden center. Three new stores were added in the decades to follow, along with a variety of offerings that’s grown with the times.
Today, Adams – like Dutchess County itself — seems to have something for everyone. People who grew up in the area love the familiar hometown feel of shopping there, and those who’ve moved from a more urban spot find a welcome diversity of items.
Adams also offers fun family events for various holidays, along with other garden and food related happenings.
Take a video tour and you’ll see why Sleight Farm is so proud to call Adams Fairacre Farms one of our neighbors. When we say our new home community is “close to everything you want and need,” Adams is a big part of that; the Poughkeepsie store is just minutes away.

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