Celebrating 112 Years at Kristy's Barn
Kristy's Barn is a century farm located in New York’s capital district growing apples, peaches, berries and vegetables. They offer a full line of seasonal products and baked goods with specialties including their own cider and cider doughnuts. They also sell fresh chickens during the season and have by-order Thanksgiving turkeys. Owner, Kris Johnson explained, “We sell everything we grow through the farmstand, farmers;’ markets or wholesale through the Capital District Regional Market." They also offer CSA shares that are available mid-June through mid-September. Through the CSA, members receive a weekly basket of fresh picked vegetables and can choose between a summer vegetable CSA or a Fall Fruit CSA or purchase shares of both.
Ken and Kris Johnson are the third generation to operate the farm. In 1993 they returned to Kris' parents' farm and moved the retail store to the main farm in 2001. Prior to that, Kris' parents, Ray and Suzanne Lemka, operated the farm as Appleland Farms and sold their products through their retail store in East Greenbush. As third generation farmers, Ken and Kris have built a thriving business selling high quality products and providing excellent customer service. "We care about the quality of the food that we grow and care about the land that the food is grown on," said Kris.
Pick-your-own raspberries start the beginning of July and peaches are available at the end of July. As late summer proceeds into Fall, the Johnsons are busy with fall festivities including apple and pumpkin picking, free hayrides, straw maze and animal viewing. The farm changes to reflect the seasons and provides customers with fresh high quality products May through November. For more information, visit https://kristysbarn.com/