“The beautiful Warwick Valley,” according to NJ Skylands, “is a destination renowned for its Victorian charm, sense of community, sophisticated culture, and distinctly rural character. Just 55 miles from New York City, Warwick NY and its New Jersey neighbor Vernon Township, once a tiny village tucked in a crease at the base of a ripple of mountains, has, for decades, defined itself as a four-season resort destination.”
Pine Island and Florida’s fertile Black Dirt region produces about five percent of the nation’s onion crop as well as organic vegetables, sod, and flower crops. Residents and visitors alike enjoy fresh local produce in full bloom from May through November at The Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market, and the Florida’s Farmers Market. Warwick’s natural beauty extends beyond its farmland to mountains, streams, and lakes throughout the Hudson Valley. Warwick’s agricultural richness and talented, local nursery owners and gardeners collaborated to compete (and win) in the America in Bloom Community competition, and later, became a Communities in Bloom International winner!
There are exciting events, fairs and festivals in Warwick (the Warwick Summer Arts Festival in July, Pine Island’s Black Dirt Feast in August, Applefest in October, and Winter Carnival on a frozen Greenwood Lake in February) attract tens of thousands of visitors annually to the Warwick Valley, as do its splendid horse trails, orchards, wineries, and distilleries.