“A” is for Apple - Rye & Rye Brook Moms

Via Westchester Family 
By Jean Sheff
Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Keep learning your ABCs when you literally take on A is for apple at your local orchard.
Yes, the top fun-for-all activity in September is apple picking. You can easily get apples in the grocery store, but here in the Northeast pick-your-own is the perfect outdoor family activity.
Plus, it’s educational, shouldn’t your children see how apples grow – certainly not in a plastic bag at the supermarket. And when kids pick apples, they tend to eat them too! So be prepared, your family will to polish off these nutritious beauties in no time.
Visit these orchards for nearby apple picking. Some locations also sell other items such as farm fresh fruits, vegetables and apple cider. And some offer freshly made donuts and apple pie. Others celebrate the season with hayrides, animals, corn mazes and kids’ activities. So, get the family together and go apple picking on a perfect September day!

Heading Out to Pick-Your-Own

Some farms have pick-your-own on weekends only so always call ahead to ask about activities, picking hours, crop availability, variety and prices to make sure your family has the best experience possible!

Westchester County, N.Y.

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
Country store, educational visits
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
914-485-1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com

Outhouse Orchards

139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
914-277-3188. outhouseorchardsny.com

Stuart’s Farm

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
914-245-2784. stuartsfarm.com

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Hayrides to and from the orchard
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
914-245-5111. wilkensfarm.com

Dutchess County, N.Y.

Barton Orchards
Hayrides, petting zoo on weekends
63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag
845-227-2306. bartonorchards.com

Cedar Heights Orchard

Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck
845-876-3231. rhinebeckapples.com

Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction
845-897-4377. fishkillfarms.com

Fraleigh’s Rose Hill Farm

19 Rose Hill Farm, off Rte. 9, Red Hook
845-758-4215. pickrosehillfarm.com

Greig Farm

223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook
845-758-1234. greigfarm.com

Lawrence Farms Orchard

39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh
845-562-4268. lawrencefarmsorchards.com

Mead Orchards

15 Scism Road, off Rte. 9, Tivoli
845-756-5641. meadorchards.com

Meadowbrook Farms

29 Old Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
845-297-3002. meadowbrookfarmmarket.com

Fairfield County, Conn.

Blue Jay Orchards
Hayrides start in October
125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
203-748-0119. bluejayorchardsct.com

Silverman’s Farm

Open year-round, hayrides, animal farm
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
203-261-3306. silvermansfarm.com

Long Island, N.Y.

Davis Peach Farm
Farm animals, apples
Hulse Landing Road, Wading River
631-929-1115. davispeachfarm.com

Fort Salonga Farm

30 Meadow Glen Road, Northport
631-269-9666. fortsalongafarm.com

The Milk Pail

1346 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
631-537-2565. milk-pail.com

Wickham’s Fruit Farm

U-Pick yearly membership required
purchase on arrival at farm, $20/family
28700 Main Road (Rte. 25), Cutchogue
631-734-6441. wickhamsfruitfarm.com

Orange County, N.Y.

Applewood Orchard & Winery
Wagon rides, puppet shows, farm animals
82 Four Corners Road, Warwick
845-986-1684. applewoodorchards.com

Masker Orchards

Music and horse-drawn wagon rides
45 Ball Road, off Rte. 17A, Warwick
845-986-1058. maskers.com

Ochs Orchard

Farm animals, baked goods and ice cream
4 Ochs Lane, off Rte. 94, Warwick
845-986-1591. ochsorchard.net

Pennings Orchard

Hayrides, farm market, farm animals
169 State Rte. 94 South, Warwick
845-986-7080. penningsorchard.com

Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery

114 Little York Road, Warwick
845-258-4858. wvwinery.com

Rockland County, N.Y.

Dr. Davies Farm
306 Rte. 304, Congers
845-268-7020. drdaviesfarm.com

The Orchards of Concklin

Rte. 45 and S. Mountain Road, Pomona
845-354-0369. theorchardsofconcklin.com

Ulster County, N.Y.

Apple Hill Farm
124 Rte. 32 South, New Paltz
845-255-1605. applehillfarm.com

Apple Valley Farms

155 N. Ohioville Road, New Paltz

Dressel Farms

Pick-your-own weekends only, hayrides
271 Rte. 208, New Paltz
845-255-0693. dresselfarms.com

Hurd’s Family Farm

Hayrides and farm animals
2187 Rte. 32, Modena
845-883-7825. hurdsfamilyfarm.com

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards

69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
845-255-0999. jlorchards.com

Locust Grove Fruit Farm

Weekends only, farm stand, cider donuts and wagon rides
199 North Road, Milton
845-795-5194. locustgrovefruitfarm.com

Minard Farms

250 Hurds Road, Clintondale
866-632-7753. minardfarms.com

Prospect Hill Orchards

40 Clarkes Lane, Milton
845-795-2383. prospecthillorchards.com

Tantillo’s Farm Market

730 Rte. 208, Gardiner
845-256-9109. tantillosfarm.com

Weed Orchards

Hayrides, farm animals, cafe and bakery
43 Mt. Zion Road, Marlboro
845-236-2684. weedorchards.com

Wilklow Orchards

341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland
845-691-2339. wilkloworchards.com

Posted 12:00 am, August 27, 2018


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